There are plenty of ways to plan your grand exit from both the ceremony and the reception. Some couples choose to have a butterfly or dove release once they are pronounced husband and wife, while others decide to give their guests flower petals, rice, or confetti to toss as they walk back up aisle hand in hand. Another special way to leave the ceremony is by asking loved ones to wave sparklers as you exit the ceremony venue and hop in your chosen method of transportation to the reception space.
If you're marrying in the daytime, a sparkler exit may make more sense for the send-off at the end of the night. Have your wedding planner, maid of honor, or best man gather your attendees to form a tunnel or pathway while holding flickering sparklers. This creates a magical setting for you to run through while seeing the smiling faces of your family and friends, and also allows for memorable photos. If you're having a holiday wedding on New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July, a sparkler exit is a must – and a great alternative to fireworks.
Take a look at the images below to inspire your future sparkler exit! For more from each of these real weddings, be sure to click on your favorite photos!
Photo by Dalal Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography; Bridal Gown by Romona Keveža
Photo by Michael Bambino & Co.; Consulting by Viva Bella Events
Photo by Melissa Mermin | Love Stories; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Consulting by EverAfter Events