If you are currently planning your wedding, there will come a time when your wedding planner, your wedding photographer, or even your videographer will ask you about your grand exit. One of the questions we get back from some couples is “what is a grand exit?” We take a bit of delight in explaining this and so we thought “let’s blog about it.”
A grand exit is the grand finale to the night. It is the time at the end of the wedding day for the bride and groom to leave the best party of their lives, and drive away into a new beginning with one another while receiving congratulatory cheers of joy and excitement from their wedding guests. Most often you are running through a tunnel of loved runs to a waiting vehicle to drive away in for your wedding night destination. We have seen a number of really nice items used during these sendoffs over the years and wanted to share a few of them with you.
We had a bride who was affectionately known as daddy’s princess. It was so fitting for her to want balloons to be released as they exited the reception venue. We thought it was cute. We fell deeper inlove as we watched the balloons released all group together. They even began to float away in the same direction. What a beautiful ending for a fairytale wedding night.
Sparklers have become much of the norm as it relates to grand exits. You have to admit that no matter how many times you have seen them, they always look like so much fun! You have options with sparklers, as you can do the handheld sparklers or cold sparklers. Whichever decision you make won’t lead to disappointment. We know that is for sure.
What if you are unable to exit your venue? What if you just want to do something completely different all together? That’s what this couple wanted and we were all on the hunt to figure out what that special thing would be. The perfect idea came in the form of party vibes. It was so fitting because they were on the dance floor all night. So, right before the end of the wedding reception we lowered the lights and turned the music up.
Here’s an added tip for you. If you don’t want to leave the party, you don’t have to. We had a couple who were both heavily involved in sports and youth development and their exit was running through and high fiving their guests on their way out. But what they were really doing was ending the party with the guests so they could have the dance floor to themselves. Yes, you can do an exit, and sneak back in to have one last dance. It was indeed a very sweet and intimate start to a marriage.
We hope we have shared some things with you that have made you excited about including a grand exit into your wedding day plans. We wish you the absolute best and hope you have a very happy planning experience.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events and Smash Studios Photography, Antoine Lever, and Elizabeth Hoard Photography)
Premier Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Husband and Wife Planner and Event Designer Team Darius and Tish Clay. Simone Elise Events offers Wedding Day Event Management Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Wedding and Event Design Services for all your Wedding, Social, and Corporate Events. Simone Elise Events caters to Weddings and Events in Memphis Tennessee and surrounding Tennessee areas.
For more about us, visit: simoneeliseevents.com/about-us