Unique Wedding Departure Ideas

Are you looking for a unique departure idea for your wedding?  Well I can promise you, your not alone.  Many brides are tired of the traditional send off ideas we have all seen a hundred times.  If you are tired of the bubble or sparkler send off for your departure, try a few of these unique ideas.

Glow Sticks

A fun idea for a wedding send off is glow sticks!  Not only do you not have to worry about people throwing things at you, they end up looking great in pictures (especially if you are leaving when it is dark outside).

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A great idea for a wedding departure during the day is a balloon release.  I love that you can choose the balloon color to match the wedding as well!

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Beach Balls

You don’t have to get married on the beach to use beach balls for your departure.  If you plan on a beach honeymoon, beach balls are a great way to say farewell!

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Pom Poms

Do you have a favorite sports team?  Why not use pom poms of your favorite team or even of your wedding colors.

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A unique idea you can use is paper airplanes.  You can even have custom airplanes made to match the wedding!

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Which idea is your favorite?  If you have a unique departure idea we want to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

Lantern Release for Wedding Farewell!

 I think every bride and groom hope for a memorable departure from their reception.  Most couples opt for a traditional farewell of bubbles, rose petals or even sparklers but this past October a Glendalough Manor couple had a unique and fun way for guests to say their farewells and I just had to share this idea with you!

Lauren and Adam Matthews released lanterns right before they left the reception and not only did Stephanie Hamlet capture some beautiful photographs of the lantern release but it was also a very memorable moment for the bride and groom and all of their guests. The bride said it was “one of her favorite parts of the wedding”.

I found some eco friendly lanterns on wishlantern.com that are 100% biodegradable.  They are non-flammable and easy for your guests to use.  They will fly for about 12 minutes and go up about a mile high in the sky and the white lanterns are a stunning display when released by all of your guests at the same time. 

An idea I absolutely love is to have your guests write a “wish” for you and your groom on the lantern itself and on the personalized tags.  The tags can be kept as a keepsake from the wedding!

Hope you like this ideas as much as I did! Happy Planning!

Sources: www.glendaloughmanor.com, www.hamletphotography.com, www.wishlantern.com