Leave your wedding guests something to talk about. Whether you’re departing from the ceremony or reception, here are 10 ways to go out with a bang:
1. Throw some flowers: This classic ceremony exit never goes out of style. You can buy or make simple paper cones and fill them with rose petals, or any other kind of petal you like. Then simply leave them hanging at the end of each aisle or assign someone to quickly hand them out as guests exit the church.
2. Go for a ride: Ride off into the sunset on a bicycle.
3. Take cover: Rain or shine, colorful umbrellas can make for a great photo op. Hand them out to the bridal party to form an arch as you leave the ceremony.
4. Pedal away: If you’re not exactly sold on the idea of pedaling yourself (we know — wedding dresses can be heavy) try out this unique getaway: a rickshaw.
5. Make a getaway: Nostalgic for the “good ‘ole” days? Then why not bid adieu to your guests in a vintage car? Just don’t forget to deck it out with plenty of tin cans, ribbon, and a homemade “Just Married” sign.
6. Blow a bubble: If your venue won’t let you throw rice, consider handing out cute bubble bottles to your guests for a light, whimsical finish to the ceremony. You can even buy bubbles with personalized labels to display your names or new monogram.
7. Take a ride: When it comes to destination weddings, depending on the location, cars may not be the most popular option. For one seaside affair, it was much easier — and way cute! — for the bride and groom to head off into the sunset on bright red scooters.
8. Light the way: If you left the ceremony with your guests throwing rose petals, you simply have to give them something else to do at the end of the reception. Sparklers will look great in photos, and your guests will have fun holding them for you while you two run under the arch.
9. Take a back seat: Golf carts can be a clever — and totally practical — way to leave your ceremony if you’re holding the wedding at a country club or golf resort. The best part about this ride is that you’ll be able to face all of your guests as you wave goodbye.
10. Row your boat: While it may not be the speediest getaway, this is definitely one of the most romantic. If you can, why not leave your ceremony or reception by water, either by climbing into a row boat like this one or hopping into a larger boat or yacht.