Looking for alternatives to sparkler exits for your wedding? I’ve got you covered! Maybe you’ve got your heart set on a sparkler exit (and the cool photos that come with it). Then you find out that your wedding venue doesn’t allow them. Sad face! While sparkler exits are super cool for photos, they also have a high potential to be dangerous to you and to your guests. If your wedding guests have been enjoying open bar all evening, handing them fire sticks isn’t always the best idea! And don’t forget that you’ve got to run through that tunnel of fire sticks. Add to that the possibility of a big dress and potentially a lot of flammable hairspray and well, EEK!
But all is not lost when it comes to epic wedding exit photos—there are plenty of cool options out there and we’re not just talking bubbles! So make your wedding unique and do something other than sparklers! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite alternatives to sparkler exits for your wedding.
What Not to Do
Before we get into unique alternatives to sparkler exits, it’s important to know that most venues do not allow your guests to throw things that need to be swept up. Or, if they do, they may require an extra cleanup fee. Additionally, it’s a bad idea for the environment to throw non-biodegradable things like plastic confetti. The traditional rice toss isn’t a good idea because uncooked rice can be harmful to birds. And really, who wants things thrown at you? I’ve seen guests think it’s funny to pelt the couple with rice and let me tell you, it hurts! Which leads to making unflattering faces in your exit photos and nobody wants that! Lastly, releasing balloons of any type or paper lanterns into the sky is bad for the planet, so please just don’t do it.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are six unique alternatives to sparkler exits for your wedding!
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