As beautiful as the sparkler scenes are at the end of the night, I can’t help but say that I’m ready to see something new for the bride and groom’s grand exit! Here are some new fresh ideas that are sure to make for a memorable exit from your wedding ceremony or reception:

1. Flower Petals – Have your guests toss flower petals, either fresh or preserved like the ones shown below (from Save on Crafts). Direct your guests to toss them high in the air rather than straight at you so that you have a rainfall of beautiful flowers coming down over top of you. You’ll be sure to get some colorful pops in your grand exit pictures.

2. Biodegradable Artificial Snow – Are you getting married this winter? If so, why not consider having your guests throw artificial snow? There are products out that that are biodegradable and will disintegrate at the touch of water (Ecoparty). Your venue will appreciate the easy clean up!

3. Ribbon Wands – Have your guests wave colorful ribbon wands, like the ones shown below from Etsy. They can double as a fun favor for your guests or you can give them to someone you know that’s throwing a children’s birthday party. Either way, they’re fun for all ages.

4. Giant Balloons – Have your guests hold these fun colorful and enormous balloons from Geronimo Balloons. They’ll create a bold canopy over top of the tunnel you walk through as you’re exiting your wedding!
5. Solar Paper Lantern Garland – Let these beauties charge all day in the sun and then have your guests create a tunnel by holding them from either end. They do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet because they run off solar power. They’ll give you a flicker of light and a bright pop of color for your grand exit pictures! You can then reuse them for years to come in your new nest! Buy them at Save on Crafts.

6. Preserved Oak Leaves – Having a fall wedding? Your guests will love tossing these preserved oak leaves from Curious Country Creations!

7. Colorful Parasols – Have guests hold parasols in fun shades up high to create a colorful rooftop for you and your new hubby to walk under. Luna Bazaar offers them in a multitude of shapes, sizes and colors.
8. Ecofetti – Love the idea of throwing confetti, but you’re forbidden by your venue because it’s not biodegradable? Lucky for you, Ecoparti offers just the solution: ecofriendly confetti that disintegrates with water. Use it for your grand exit at the ceremony or reception!

Looking for other modes of transportation to ride off in? How about these fun ideas!

  • Ride off in Tandem
  • Horse and Carriage
  • Golf Cart
  • Paddleboards
  • Canoe