Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Grand Finale

Let's fast forward to the end of the night. You said your vows, kissed as man and wife, threw the bouquet, shoved caked in each other's faces, and collected more gifts then you know what to do with. You only have one thing left to do before you are whisked away to your romantic (and expensive?) hotel room.

As fun as a secret escape can be.....



There are so many creative and fun ways to make your escape, if you can spare a few dollars to pick up or create a few props, you and your guests can really enjoy saying goodnight to your night!

I am a huge fan of creating paper cones, and then stuffing inside all kinds of different fillings.


If you like the smell of lavender, dried lavender is wonderful, and it is a biodegradable option that you won't have to sweep up later. Dried lavender is available here.



Freeze dried rose petals are becoming very popular. They don't wilt, so you can order them relatively far in advance, and you can even choose to have a scent added back to them after they are dried. Plus they look really pretty floating through the air, and littering the ground after they are thrown.


Paper confetti is a no-no. Most buildings probably don't want you to litter right outside of their doors, and you KNOW that no one is going to clean it up. But you might still want an inexpensive option that looks like the picture above (because that looks fun to me too). Ecofetti is the answer! Every color imaginable available for your throwing pleasure and for a great prince if you are willing to do the research to find it.




A lightly dangerous option (but I think the prettiest for the pictures) are sparklers. Make sure you check to find out if sparklers are allowed on the premises. Don't give them to really small children. And if you have a highly flammable dress...be careful :)

If you really want a fiery send-off that will be remembered....



As for throwing rice, no birds are going to explode, I promise. Mostly you shouldn't throw it because people could slip and fall down. Plus I would imagine it could really hurt. Also, the cleanup is once again an issue. But it's really really cheap, so....

Has anyone been to any weddings where the bride and groom made a fantastic exit that you would recommend?

6 comments:

amberdawn said...

Fireworks at a wedding is probably one of the most romantic ideas ever. I just emailed that picture to Trace... and told him we have to havce fireworks at our wedding!

Jenna said...

Fireworks have been Megan's dream wedding thing FOREVER. I guess if you are going to dream, dream big. Or just do some indian reservation shopping after the 4th of July this year.

Tyler said...
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Tyler said...

My cousin joined up with a bunch of hippies right after high school, and at her wedding (which was outside at a park) they pulled the bride and groom in little red wagons down the sidewalk to their VW bus. it was pretty sweet.

Jenna said...

As in your cousin recently did this? Haha, that is something you would expect from a bride of the 70's. I don't think I would fit in one of those wagons anymore.

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