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10 Wedding Send-Off Ideas That Are Unforgettable
Looking for some wedding send-off ideas that are more exciting than just a bag of rice? We’ve got you covered!
Although it is the classic wedding send-off option, rice has come under fire in recent years. It’s been rumored to be a hazard for birds, can sometimes be a safety issue for guests, and is just plain messy and a chore to clean up after.
If you’re looking for some alternative ideas that are unique and way more fun than boring rice, keep reading!
Here are 10 wedding send-off ideas that are unforgettable and lots of fun:
- Pop some champagne
- Colorful smoke bombs
- Dried lavender/flowers or leaves
- Rose petals
- Paper airplanes
1. Pop some champagne
One of the most fun (and delicious) wedding send-off ideas is showers of champagne. Nothing signifies a celebration quite like champagne, so what better way to send off a couple into marriage? Pop those corks (safely) and let those bubbles do their thing as the couple makes their getaway. Let the bottles overflow with champagne and well-wishes, then raise one last toast to the married couple.
2. Colorful smoke bombs
Another wedding send-off idea that is unique is to use colorful smoke bombs. This one is a little messy, so make sure you’re prepared for that and use an easily washable product. But the mess is all a part of the fun. Send the newlyweds off to their new lives in a celebration of joy and color, and have the best time doing it! This will be a send-off that the couple and the guests will never forget.
3. Dried lavender/flowers or leaves
One of the most romantic wedding send-off ideas is to use dried flowers, especially lavender. The dried flowers are pretty, smell lovely, and are safe and soft to shower the couple with as they make their getaway. And they are also biodegradable and environmentally guilt-free.
Are you planning a fall wedding? Use dried fall leaves instead! Leaves are great for the same reasons as the dried flowers. And the joyous pictures amidst the shower of leaves are sure to be a fall-wedding masterpiece.
Wanting to keep it classic but worried about the birds? Another one of the more environmentally friendly wedding send-off ideas is to use birdseed. Some people are unsure of whether the classic rice option is bad for wildlife or not. So just to be safe, consider using birdseed instead. It will have the traditional wedding feel like rice but without the possible guilt.
5. Rose petals
Another one of the more romantic wedding send-off ideas is to use flower petals, especially roses. Fragrant and delicate, a shower of rose petals is a gorgeously romantic way to send off the newlyweds and get some stunning wedding photos.
One of the dreamiest wedding send-off ideas is to use sparklers. Most wedding send-offs occur at night well into the reception. Light the way into the couple’s new life together with a tunnel of sparklers to add to the romance and excitement.
7. Paper airplanes
Got an aviation couple or a travel-loving couple? One of the cleverest (and cheapest!) wedding send-off ideas is to send the couple off with paper airplanes. Have the airplanes folded and ready ahead of time, or have the wedding guests make their own as a fun reception activity. Have them write congratulations and well-wishes for the couple on the airplanes. Then have someone gather them up for the couple to open and read after the honeymoon. The airplanes will look cute in pictures and make great memories.
One of the most charming wedding send-off ideas is to use bubbles. Bubbles have become a trendy wedding send-off option for couples looking to save on their budget, keep things simple and hassle (and mess) free, and make things fun for the guests and the pics. No matter the wedding style or budget, you can’t go wrong with a wedding send-off full of bubbles!
One of the most picturesque and delightful wedding send-off ideas is to send the couple off amidst a flutter of butterflies. Releasing butterflies must be done with the care and safety of the butterflies in mind. When released correctly, this is an eco-friendly and absolutely lovely way to send off a couple of newlyweds.
Got a flexible budget and want to go out with a bang? One of the most exciting and unforgettable wedding send-off ideas is to go big and use fireworks! Fireworks are the ultimate way to celebrate and signify a special occasion and make an event extra special. And almost nothing is worth celebrating more than two people tying the knot and starting a new life together. So go ahead and spend a little extra if you can to light up the sky and make the final moments of the wedding celebration unforgettable.
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