Five creative alternatives to a confetti wedding exit

26 Apr 2017

If you’re looking to do things a bit differently on your big day, take a look at these five alternatives to a traditional confetti exit

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You’ve made it through the ceremony without getting the words wrong, you’ve signed the wedding register, and now you’re officially married. It’s time to exit the ceremony space, and you want to make it an exit to remember. But, as is common nowadays, your venue doesn’t want confetti to be thrown. So what other options are there for a truly beautiful, picturesque exit? We’ve compiled a list of five creative alternatives to a confetti wedding exit. 

1. Sparklers

If you’re having a later ceremony or are getting married in the winter, a magical way to light up your exit is with sparklers. Make sure to check with your venue, though, as many places will have restrictions on combustibles. Your photographer should also be informed ahead of time, because sparkler photos require particular settings and they’ll want to be prepared.

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2. Paper planes

Paper planes are a lovely way to represent long-distance relationships, or couples who like to travel. Similar to confetti, the planes can be thrown at the newlyweds, and will look amazing in the wedding photographs – as well as truly unique. Because of their size, they can easily be picked up and disposed of after the exit, and can even be recycled. 

3. Bubbles

A fun way to get the younger guests involved, bubbles are a cute, easy, and cheap alternative to confetti. Even better, you can personalise the mini bottles of bubbles and use them as wedding favours. 

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Image: The wedding of Helena and James Noah at Hedsor House by Mark Lord Photography

4. Leaves

If you’re getting married in the autumn, the leaves on the trees will be bright auburn and gold. They will look absolutely stunning in your photographs, making you look like a princess. You can either collect them off the ground in the weeks leading up to your wedding, or alternatively, order them from a company that presses and preserves real autumn leaves.

5. Ribbon wands

Match the ribbons to your colour scheme and attach them to wands for an easy DIY send-off. It’s one of the cleanest options because it requires no tidying up afterwards, whilst still being aesthetically pleasing.

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