You are planning your wedding. Down to the last detail (and there are many details to remember). Not only do you have the cake, venue, dress, invitations, seating arrangements, and a multitude of other primary aspects to organize; there are smaller & less obvious details that some brides may tend to forget about in all of the wedding clutter. A big idea some brides can tend to forget is the last glimpse the guests have of the bride and groom on their big day: the send-off. Ultimately the send-off is when the bride and groom exit the reception surrounded by all of their guests and loved ones. Historically, tossing rice was the first form of send-off that originated from the ancient world. Today, everyone, even young children, can gleefully participate in the post-ceremony practice that symbolizes the showering of abundance and fertility on the bride and groom. In France people throw wheat, a symbol of bounty, after the ceremony. Italians rain candy and sugared nuts over couples, for sweetness in marriage. (The Timeless Traditions: Throwing Rice)
Any couple can pull of a spectacular and memorable send-off. They key is having interactive elements for your guests. The Knot & Brit+Co had some great ideas for how to wow your guests with your big “good-bye.”
One way to exit your wedding or reception is through a colorful plethora of papery goodness; a.k.a confetti. Confetti is cheap and always a crowd pleaser. There are even green options for the environmentally friendly couples.
If you’re the type of bride who wants to exit her wedding with a bang, noisemakers might just be the perfect thing for you. Make your last appearance one that your guests will never forget with an ongoing party even after your departure. Nuptial Necessities just so happens to specialize in this form of send off! We love designing beautiful and fun noisemakers for all occasions!
3. Flower petals
To add a soft and romantic appeal to your big day, flower petals are the perfect touch. Let your guests grab a custom baggie of flower petals to toss in the air as you make your final appearance as man and wife. This shower of dainty petals will provide for happy, sappy pictures!
What better way to create a dreamy, fairytale wedding send-off than with bubbles? Give your guests custom bubble containers that they can take with them to think back on such a magical occasion!
YAY for rolls and rolls of colorful paper that can be playfully tossed around. Cheap, easy to grab and throw (and clean up), and youthful as can be!
With an abundance of colors, shapes and sizes to choose from, balloons can make for the perfect send-off with the classic celebratory feel. Custom heart-shaped balloons with your wedding hashtag or a sweet message makes for a great favor as well!
7. Glow Sticks
Not only for black-light raves! For nighttime reception, a bit of vibrancy is the perfect way to leave a great party! You will leave your guests wanting more and remembering a lively and spunky occasion for years to come.
8. Beach balls
For the fabulous beach weddings out there- this one’s for you. Beach balls come in virtually any size, so it allows for those seaside couples to stick to their theme while giving their guests a chance to be a part of the wedding fun!
9. Oatmeal (yes, I said oatmeal)
Here’s an alternative to the traditional rice toss. According to Brit+Co, tossing oatmeal is another environmentally-friendly option that are perfect for fun phrases like “oat to joy!”
This one is especially for those couples with fall weddings that want to tie in a seasonal flare to their send-off. Get a few of your bridesmaids to gather some pretty orange and red leaves, stuff them in bags, and place them on an antique rack for guests to grab. This makes for the perfect autumn wedding pictures and the best part- no clean up afterwards!
Last, and certainly not least are the glamorous sparklers. This is a send-off for all seasons and always a great element for magical pictures. Attach unique custom tags to show your guests how to use them, then let the show begin!
Let Nuptial Necessities help customize all of your send-off needs from printed baggies for confetti to beach balls with your names on them- we can do it all! In all of your planning don’t forget to include the perfect send-off to give you and your guests a memorable last celebration! No matter the season, theme, or couple, there is a send-off style for you.
Contact us and let us help you make your big day magical!