Going Out in Style With These Rad Wedding Exits

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Are you familiar with the saying, going out in style? Well, we’re big supporters of couples who embrace this notion, one-hundred percent! It’s your wedding day; so from the time you walk down that aisle to the time you make your grand wedding exit, everything should be *major*. So, what do you think about going out in style?

The question is, which wedding exit is most like you? Everyone loves a good sparkler send-off (we do, too!), but here are 8 other ways to nail that newlywed departure!

Sparkling Send-off

Light up the night sky *literally* with a sparkler send-off! Not only is it whimsical + romantic, a sparkler send-off almost guarantees amazing photos. Surround yourself with those you love and a bit of brilliance.

Wedding sparkler send off

photog: I Dream of Weddings

Wedding sparkler send off

photog: Jordan Voth Photography // florals: Petals & Fields / venue: Saddle Wood Farm

Congrats Confetti

Tossing rice or confetti at the end of a ceremony is meant to symbolize rain, which is said to be a sign of prosperity, fertility + good fortune. Here are some über fun twists on tradition with bright confetti, rose petals + dried flowers for the reception exit!

confetti exit

photography: Lara Hotz Photography as seen in this ’70s-Inspired Disco Vibe Wedding in Sydney

Don’t want to harm the environment with your wedding exit? Neither do we! That’s why we found 7 sustainable alternatives to confetti at your wedding.

French Wedding

photography: Jérémy Boyer as seen in this Iranian-Inspired Wedding in the French Countryside

Dance it Out!

Your guests will fight every urge not to jump in as you get-down with a dancing wedding exit. What’s more wedding reception than a dance-off send-off?! We love the energy in this idea…and frankly, can’t help but sway a bit.

photography: Lauren Scotti

Ribbons + Poms

Running through a sea of ribbon wands is a super fun way to make an exit! Not only are ribbon colors endless, but it’s a cute, child-like send off that will make everyone smile. We love the cotton candy-like poms on these!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

photography: Jenn Emerling // planning: Anything But Gray Events as seen in this Pastel Kawaii Wedding

photography: Lauren Scotti

Smoke Show

Yes! We are always down for a good smoke show. This rad, colorful exit never goes out of style, and makes for incredible photos! If you’re ready to make some smoke, here’s all you never needed to know about smoke bombs in weddings!

photography: Heirlume Photography as seen in this Modern Greenhouse Wedding

Balloon Bonanza

Yes, everyone loves balloons! They create a super fun atmosphere almost instantaneously. Tap into that childhood fun by doing a balloon drop send-off, or having guests toss them into the air for a whimsical photo + farewell!

photography: Jenn Emerling Photography

Hog Wild Exit

Can you hear it? Vroom, vroom! The sound of a Harley Davidson grumbling off into the distance. Wedding exit by motorcycle is up there with the RADDEST ways to depart your nuptials. Throw on a black bomber jacket, and we’re sold!

Rugged Desert Wedding Inspiration

photog: Jarrod J. Photo as seen in this Edgy Meets Bohemian Desert Elopement

Be Cool in a Vintage Car

There’s something so rad about a vintage car exit – not to mention after you’ve added a smoke bomb and ribbon drama to the mix! We love the idea of a farewell from family as they’re waving you off road-side. Into it?! Many companies rent vintage cars and even vintage checker cabs!

photography: Lauren Scotti

Nautical Farewell

Cue Keira Knightley’s wedding exit from Love, Actually, right?! A final farewell via boat is an über chic way to go. It’s nautical, romantic + a bit theatrical. You could sail away, just you two; or invite the bridal party on the boat for an after party cruise!

Wedding exit send-off

photog: Robert and Kathleen Photographers

Looking for more wedding exit inspo? Check out our Wedding Exits Gallery!