Don't get me wrong, I love sparklers just as much as the next girl. Sparklers look beautiful in pictures and are a great way to exit your wedding! However, you may be wanting to do a different type of exit or your venue may not let you use sparklers. If that's the case, there's SO many creative and fun ways to exit your reception! Also, sparklers can be dangerous (think open bar and fire...not always a good mix).
I do recommend that if you're exciting after the sun goes down, that if you're not using sparklers or some kind of lighted object (like glow sticks or lanterns), you try to exit somewhere that has some additional lighting. It can be very difficult to capture confetti or streamers when you're exiting at night and there's no additional lighting surrounding you.
Here's a few creative exits I've had the joy of photographing:
2. Streamers (note the glow stick ball in the corner...my favorite part of this picture, haha!!)
3. Glow Sticks
6. Lavender (bonus: it smells delightful! Just be prepared for it to get all over your dress!)
7. No Exit
Ok I know this one is anti-climatic after listing all of those other options. But you don't HAVE to do a grand exit or have it photographed. I've had several couples on a budget wanting to cut down on the cost of their photography, and one of the best ways to do that is to end your coverage time during your reception. I tell people in this boat that they can either do a "mock" exit (that's what the couple in the above photo did. This is actually a picture of them exiting their ceremony) or you can not have your exit photographed at all. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE exit pictures. One of my favorite pictures from my own wedding day is a picture of my husband and I kissing as we're leaving our wedding. But if you are trying to cut costs or you just don't love the idea of having a big exit, forget the tradition and choose not to do one!
What are some creative wedding exit ideas you've seen?