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Wedding Send-Off Ideas!

Wed, 02/03/2021

We love all of the details that go into planning your big day, but we especially love wedding day exits! What better way to end your night than being surrounded by all your friends and family, cheering you on and wishing you well. This is the moment when your loved ones get to “send you off” for the first time as a newly married couple. This century old tradition is festive, fun, creates magical photo opportunities and ends the celebration with a bang.

Read on to find out some of our favorites ways for guests to send you off in style!

  • Ribbon Wands

Ribbons Wands are a wonderful, no-clean up option for your send-off. We especially love ribbon wands during a day-time exit! You can customize them to your wedding colors, and they make a super cute party favor for your guests to take with them. Not to mention that they also look great in photos!

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Photo Credit: Clark Berry Photography


  • Wedding Bells

Similar to ribbon wands, bells are a fun and cheerful option for ending the night. Not only are they festive to look at in photos, but they add a joyful sound to a send-off. This is also a stress-free option for you are your planner since there is no post send-off clean up involved.


Photo Credit: Jessi Nichols Photography


  • Sparklers

By far the most popular send-off item, sparklers are a great way to light up the night for your grand exit. When using sparklers, we recommend getting the 20’’ or 36’’ ones, which stay lit longer to ensure you have the brightest photos!


Photo Credit: Rebecca Hicks Photography


  • Bubbles

Another popular send-off is with bubbles. There are lots of great ways to customize mini-bubble bottles for your guests to grab on their way out. Pro Tip: rent or buy a bubble machine! This, along with your guests blowing their bubbles, will guarantee the perfect photo-op send off! 

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Photo Credits: Left – Jessica Hunt Photography / Right – Mane & Grace Photography


  • Flower Petals

Flower petals are a beautiful, traditional way of ending the night. For a classic, chic look, white petals are a lovely touch and add a sense of delicacy to your photos. For the more cheerful option, consider mixing and matching different flowers to get an array of colorful petals!


Photo Credits: Hayley Pethel Photography


  • Glow Sticks/Glow Wands

A colorful alternative to sparklers are glow sticks! Glow sticks offer a wonderful photo op for any send off, and are also a very cost-effective option. You won’t be the only one who’s radiant after you arm your guests with glow sticks! With glow sticks, you can choose your favorite colors, the colors of your wedding or mix and match for an exciting experience.


Photo Credit: Courtney Price Photography


  • Vehicle

Lastly, from vintage models to sports car, every couple needs the perfect vehicle to drive you away! For couples getting married Columbia, companies like Southern Valet and The Knights Haven are two local business that offer an array of options for couples to choose from. Adding a special vehicle to whisk you away from your venue is the all-time best way to end the night!


Photo Credit: Bud Johnson Photography


Thank you, as always, for taking the time to read our blog. We hope the inspiration we shared is helpful to you and your wedding plans! For questions regarding any additional send-off ideas or for contact information for Southern Valet and the Knights Haven, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email: or phone: 803-737-2235. 

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