Top 5 Ideas for Wedding Send-offs

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding celebration, the above quote from Leonardo da Vinci rings true. From the delicate lace trim on your wedding dress, to the freshness of the flowers, to the coordinating ribbon on the bouquet, perfection is in the details. This post is all about the icing on the cake of your entire wedding celebration – the wedding send-off.

Traditionally, guests toss rice during a wedding send-off. The throwing of rice is a time-honored tradition meant to “shower” newlyweds in prosperity, fertility and good fortune. Although rice is nice, it is not the only option. Below are 5 fun ideas for alternative wedding send-offs.

Wild flowers

Lavender and rose petals are our top choices but really any flower that matches your bouquet or color scheme will work!


Lucy Davenport Photography


Fireworks Display

Go out with a bang when you provide your guests with a fireworks show prior to send-off. What better way to cap off a night of romance than with the ultimate show display?!

Stella York Bride Erica

Real Stella York Bride Erica + Evan


For an evening wedding, sparklers make an elegant and eye catching send-off. Make sure your guests have enough time to light and wave the sparklers around before you exit. Plus, think of the great pictures!

Essense of Australia Bride Hillary

Real Essense of Australia Bride Hillary + Adam


Bubbles are a fun alternative to white rice. It’s whimsical, fun and easy to pass out before the ceremony or reception. 


Blush Bridal Boutique

Streamers + Confetti

This is such a unique idea that we couldn’t resist adding it to our top five picks for wedding send-offs. (Plus, the kids will love it.)


Bride Beautiful Atlanta 

Have a unique idea for a wedding send-off? Share with us in the comments below! And make sure to check out our Pinterest boards for more fun wedding ideas and inspirations!