Aug
15th

Sending off the Bride and Groom

No matter how many weddings I’ve attended, there is always one thing that never changes. At some point the bride and groom will walk back down the aisle as husband and wife and at one point, the wedding day must come to an end. The recessional toss and sendoff are therefore one of the moments I love and look forward to the most. It’s the first time the bride and groom walk together hand in hand as husband and wife and it’s the moment where the celebrations come to an end and they begin their life together as husband and wife. What’s not to love?

It doesn’t matter how or when you do the exit, you just definitely wouldn’t want to miss it… and the best thing is that these days there are so many ways to sendoff a couple! Here are some sweet, fun, romantic, funny and unique sendoff ideas that I’m smitten with.

Have your guests toss paper confetti. There’s no better way to say “congrats!” and “it’s time to party!” than with colourful paper confetti.


Photo by Braedon Flynn via Snippet and Ink.

Rose petals are great for the recessional toss and are super romantic.


Photo via The Wedding Bells.

Have your guests toss cute and pom-poms as an easy-to-clean-up alternative to rice and paper confetti.


Photo via Southern Weddings.

Hang cones of sweet-smelling lavender for your guests to toss.


Photos by KT Merry via Dreamy Whites (left) and Julianna Collett Photography via Style Me Pretty: Canada (right).

Provide guests with small bubble bottles available to lightheartedly send you off. These are great for venues that don’t allow you to toss anything and they make for great photos, too!


Photo by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie via Once Wed.

DIY some pinwheels for your guests to wave.


Photo by Love the Porters via Kahwin Khronicles.

Having a beach wedding? What about super cute mini beach balls for your recessional toss?


Photo by Kay English Photography.

Make your own DIY ribbon wands or adorable celebration flags for your guests to wave which can double as cute keepsakes for your guests.


Photos by Max Wanger via 100 Layer Cake (top left), Southern Weddings (top right) and Nicole Chatham via Elizabeth Anne Designs (bottom).

My hubby and I opted for extra long sparklers (which later our guests said took forever to finish) which, whilst it was a little scary at the thought of getting burnt, was a lot of fun! This bride is the most adorable!


Photo by Alixann Loosle Photography via Bridal Musings.

Sparklers not your thing? Exit the reception and head to your after party with glow sticks!


Photo by IGO Photography.

How do you plan to get sent off peachies? Would love for you to share them with me!