We we first begin our planning process with new clients, we always brainstorm ideas for their sendoff. While it may seem like a small detail, it is a great way to wrap up your perfect night! Because many venues have very specific rules on sendoffs, be sure to choose the right one for your venue, wedding style, and budget!
Below are a few of our favorite sendoff ideas to help inspire your own!
We love the unique photo op that the sparkler sendoff creates. This sendoff is a fun, high energy option for your event and totally classic!
Consider selecting extra-long sparklers for this sendoff. This will ensure that everyone’s sparklers are still burning throughout the sendoff. Above all, don’t forget to have a bucket of water on hand for guests to put their sparklers in as they fizzle out.
The ribbon wand send-off is a great option for both indoor and outdoor sendoffs. This sendoff is another great way to involve guests of all ages in your event. Many venues won’t allow sparklers or sendoff options that create a mess, so having a clean but cute option on hand is perfect! Ask your wedding planner to choose ribbon colors that reflect your event’s color pallet. Think about planning a girls night with your bridal party to create these wands! As a result, you will have time for your bridesmaids to bond and a wedding sendoff!
Throwing petals is another beautiful way to create a grand exit at your event. You can personalize this sendoff by choosing flowers that reflect the floral elements of your wedding. This is a bonus because it is natural and therefore allowed at most venues. Communicate a post-sendoff cleanup plan with your venue or wedding planner. Creating small toss cones before your wedding will certainly make for easy pass out and tossing!
A lantern sendoff is a beautifully elegant way to end your event. You can choose to have just the bride and groom light a lantern, or have lanterns available for your guests as well. Make sure venue staff members are available to help your guests light the lanterns. Additionally, be sure to know the rules in the area. Many venues can’t allow lanterns as they can be a hazard for the surrounding areas. Consequently, it may not be the perfect idea for every event.
Fireworks are the perfect way to create a grand-finale style sendoff. This sendoff will undoubtedly be one of the most dazzling elements of your event. For that reason, select a location for this sendoff with a great view of the sky so your guests can enjoy the fireworks. Even more, consider timing the show to music for an elevated effect!
Written by Melissa Ingersoll for Rachael Ellen Events
View more of our favorite couple’s ideas in our Real Weddings Portfolio!
Check out these wedding films for some extra wedding sendoff inspiration!