As a planner, the last thing that the couple thinks about is the send off of their wedding but it is important in tying the entire evening together and saying, “Goodbye,” to the couple right before they drive away. They always ask me for ideas. Many venues are restrictive on what they allow so it takes some creativity to plan the perfect ending to a perfect night.
I think that sparklers are the #1 idea for send offs. I did it at my wedding and as a planner, I have seen it done time and time again. Some venues are more lax than others if they will allow them or not (inside the city). So, before buying them check with the venue. You’ll want to light all the sparklers before the couple comes out but be sure the couple is right outside of the door waiting to exit. You don’t want your sparklers to go out before they have a chance to leave.
With this post, I would like to announce that I am selling sparklers and party poppers for your special event! You can purchase them on my website here: http://royaltyeventparties.com/services/buy-sparklers/ There are different sizes and burn times available. I even have heart shaped sparklers!
Glow items I would say are the #2 most popular send off item. What’s great about glow jewelry is that you can bring them out during the dancing part of your reception and enjoy it earlier in the night too. They glow for hours so it will still be good at the end of the night. Then, for the send off, you can take off your necklace or bracelet and then twirl them around as the couple exits. It looks amazing! Some even throw them, even though I do not advise that (hahaha). The bride above used glow sticks that turned on and off. This made for a great wedding favor to take home!
The most traditional and 3rd favorite is the bubbles. Couples that just want something as a send off but don’t want the hassle of purchasing something unique will go to a craft store and pick up a few boxes of bubbles pretty inexpensively. They are super cheap and easy. A great tip with bubbles is to have the guests start blowing the bubbles just before the couple exits so there will be lots of bubbles for the pictures.
Here’s another unique idea: I had a couple purchase personalized ribbon that had their name and wedding date on it with small bells attached at the top to a stick for waving. What I loved about this was that it made noise and it was very eye appealing for a great look (for the pictures).
Couples love limos or vintage vehicles for their get away car. I had one couple that borrowed a 1920’s car from a friend and boy was it a hit!! A horse and carriage is fun too. That is what I did for my own wedding. I have been in 6 weddings myself and I’ll never forget the getaway car one of my friend’s had…I don’t even know what it was called….I guess it was a truck that they turned the back into a covered country hay ride type experience. It was a lot of fun (we rode in it with the couple to the reception).
If you need assistance in trying to figure out the perfect end to a perfect day call Trudy Scott, Royalty Event Parties, 210-595-9263. I LOVE weddings and it shows in the way I take care of my couple. I’ll be there for you every step of the way! http://www.royaltyeventparties.com