GUIDE | Favorite Send-Off Items + Grand Exit Ideas

What is your favorite thing to put on top of your ice cream sundae?
( Stick with me + I promise this will make sense! )

If you’re often said to be “super fun” or “the life of the party” – maybe it’s multicolored sprinkles.
If your style is often described as “classic” – maybe it’s a maraschino cherry.
And if your fiance, family, and friends tend to say you’re the “sweetest person they know” – we think maybe your topping of choice is chocolate syrup or whipped cream… yum!
So, W H Y are we asking you about your ice cream sundae preferences? Because we want to help you decide upon a perfect wedding send-off idea, of course. 🙂

Just as sprinkles, a cherry, or chocolate syrup + whipped cream serve as yummy toppings for an already yummy dessert, when done correctly your wedding send-off can serve as the perfect ending to an already perfect day. Today, we’ll be talking through different ideas so we can help you make this happen!

Here are 15 of our brides’ very favorite send-off items + grand exit ideas:

1 | BUBBLES

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Weatherford (Westwood Hall) | Photographer: The Purple Pebble

B U B B L E S tend to be one of the most popular send-off items + for good reason… just look at the pictures!
This is a budget-friendly option that looks AMAZING in photos + on video.
You can personalize the little bubble containers by tying on tags with the bride + groom’s names, wedding date, wedding hashtag, cute little saying, etc.

Be sure to look up the bubbles that come in tiny, little champagne bottles. Puts a whole new spin on “popping the bubbly!”

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Blow bubbles of good wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs.
Bubble Send-Off: Love is in the Air

P.S. Did you know that glow-in-the-dark bubbles are a thing? Yep. They are. 🙂

PRO-TIP: CONSIDER PLACING A BUBBLE MACHINE OR TWO BY THE EXIT DOORS TO REALLY FILL THE AIR WITH EXTRA BUBBLES FOR PHOTOS!

2 | GLOW STICKS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Edmond | Photographer: Emily Nicole Photo

We think your wedding day should be the biggest + best party of your entire life.
We also happen to think G L O W  S T I C K S are the perfect addition to every party!

This send-off item tends to be a crowd-pleaser because the glow sticks can be handed out on the dancefloor + will keep on glowing right into the send-off!

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Light the Night
Let Love Glow
Glow stick send-off at (exit time). Please join us to illuminate the way for the new Mr. and Mrs.

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in McKinney (Tuscany Hill) | Photographer: Unknown

Also, be sure to look into F O A M  G L O W  S T I C K S! Fun, fun, fun.

3 | RIBBON WANDS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Denton (The Ranch) | Photographer: Kalyn Shae Photography

We think R I B B O N  W A N D send-offs are both sweet + romantic
and coordinating the ribbon colors with your wedding colors makes for GREAT photos!

Mix it up – instead of tying on ribbons… tie on lace, sequins, or tinsel.
Or maybe play up an old wedding tradition + tie on bells. Go with jingle bells if you’re getting married in December. 🙂

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Take a wand and wave it high as the happy couple passes by
When the bride + groom come your way, wave your ribbon and shout “hooray!”

This D.I.Y. send-off idea does require a little bit of work, but it is fairly inexpensive, there is no cleanup needed after the grand exit, and your guests are able to take the wands home with them as a keepsake from your Best Day Ever. Love!

4 | MARACAS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Denton (The Lodge) | Photographer: Emily Nicole Photo

Taco ’bout a festive send-off idea!
M A R A C A S make for a fun + loud grand exit.

This idea is another crowd-pleaser because if you hand the maracas out during your reception, they will make their presence known during the toasts/speeches + out on the dancefloor, before showing up one more time to send the new Mr. and Mrs. on their way.

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
Shake for a kiss

5 | FLOWER PETALS / LEAVES

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Lake Conroe (Stonebrook Hall) | Photographer: Julie Paisley

Throwing F L O W E R  P E T A L S or L E A V E S might be the most romantic of the send-off ideas + comes with so many different options, based upon your wedding date.

Lavender looks great in photos + smells even better! Perfect for pastel color schemes.
For our bohemian brides – wildflowers! So, so pretty in pictures.
Winter brides – baby’s breath sure looks a lot like snow.

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Photographer: Emily Nicole Photo

A unique option is olive leaves. Great for nature-themed weddings + said to be symbolic of peace.
Fall brides – have your guests throw autumn leaves! It is hard to beat those yellows + oranges.
Note: At THE SPRINGS, all loose flowers + leaves thrown outside must be real, as opposed to silk. Helps ensure the property stays immaculate. 🙂

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Throw petals/leaves of good wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs.
When the newlyweds walk your way, toss your petals/leaves and shout “hooray!”

6 | FIBER OPTIC WANDS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in McKinney (Stone Hall) | Photographer: Wiler Weddings

Ooh – we love this send-off idea because F I B E R  O P T I C  W A N D S look like sparklers,
BUT you don’t have to worry about anything catching on fire or singeing your wedding dress or hair.

Sounds like a win-win in our book. 😉

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Light the Night
Let Love Glow
Please join us to illuminate the way for the new Mr. and Mrs.

7 | RALLY TOWELS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS | Photographer: J&D Productions

Depending upon where you went to college or which university you root for, customized R A L L Y  T O W E L S can be a really fun send-off idea!
Include the bride + groom’s names, wedding date, wedding hashtag, etc.

ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser for our Aggie brides + grooms in Texas. Gig ’em!

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
Thank you for sharing in our special day. Take a rally towel to cheer us on our way

8 | LIGHTSABERS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Rockwall (Poetry Hall) | Photographer: Megan Kay Photography

If Star Wars is your thing, then L I G H T S A B E R S are definitely the exit item for you!
If you want to stay within a certain budget, we suggest getting lightsabers for your wedding party + handing out glow sticks to the rest of your guests.

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Grab a lightsaber and light the way for the new Mr. and Mrs.
Strong with these two the force of love is. Grab one and head out front for our lightsaber send-off

9 | PAPER AIRPLANES

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Angleton (Sycamore Hall) | Photographer: J&D Productions

Not only do P A P E R  A I R P L A N E S make for a fun send-off, but they ALSO give your wedding guests something to do during your reception!
Set up a folding station inside (or out!) and have your guests fold their own paper airplanes in preparation for take-off (a.k.a. your grand exit).

Cute for travel-themed weddings + Air Force brides and grooms.

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
Come on over and fold a paper airplane in preparation for take-off. Departure time at (exit time)

10 | BEACH BALLS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Tulsa | Photographer: Beautiful Exchange Photography

One of the best parts of a concert is when the B E A C H  B A L L S come out. You know what we’re talking about. 🙂
We think the same can be said about wedding send-offs!

You can stick with mini beach balls, full-sized, or even do a combo of the two.

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
Life’s a beach when you’re in love. Grab a beach ball and head out front for our Grand Exit

11 | POM POMS / FOAM FINGERS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Denton (The Ranch) | Photographer: Emily Nicole Photo

P O M  P O M S or F O A M  F I N G E R S are the perfect send-off item for the die-hard sports fan. They are also great options if either the bride or groom is a coach.

Try coordinating the pom poms with either your wedding colors or the colors of your team of choice.

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Photographer: Wes Roberts Photography

Customized foam fingers? Yep. That’s a thing. 🙂
Put those names, wedding date, wedding hashtag, etc. on there + hand them out!

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Grab some pom poms and head out front to cheer on Team (Last Name)
Grab a foam finger and head out front. It’s time to cheer on Team (Last Name)

12 | NOISEMAKERS

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Photographer: Jen Rodriguez

When it comes to N O I S E M A K E R S, this is a send-off idea that can be executed in many different ways!
We suggest tambourines (be sure to look up D.I.Y. tutorials), kazoos, cowbells, traditional party noisemakers, etc.

Throw in some cute little flags or pennants with celebratory phrases, if you’d like!

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Make some noise for the new Mr. and Mrs.
Grab, shake, and jingle – we’re no longer single!

13 | POP OUT STREAMERS

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Venue: THE SPRINGS | Photographer: Tank Goodness Photo

We love, love, love P O P  O U T  S T R E A M E R send-offs! Why? They are beautiful in photos + on video and make for super easy clean-up!

If you choose to use streamers for your send-off, you will need to order the Wilton brand, as these 10-ft streamers stay attached to the container after released.
See – easy cleanup! 🙂 Amazon tends to have this brand of pop out streamers for the best price.

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
When the newlyweds walk your way, pop your streamers and shout “hooray!”

14 | WATER SOLUBLE SNOW

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Angleton (Magnolia Manor) | Photographer: J&D Productions

This is a send-off item you are going to need to clear with your SPRINGS venue management team, as some locations allow this + some do not.
It is all dependent on what type of material the entrance + exit ways are made of.

If you text your venue team + they give you the go-ahead, W A T E R  S O L U B L E  S N O W is a truly beloved send-off item.
So, so pretty in photos + on video.

Cute sign to make to go along with this send-off item:
When the newlyweds walk your way, throw some snow and shout “hooray!”

15 | SPARKLER FOUNTAINS BY PYROTEX

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Photo from Pyrotex

Talk about the perfect send-off idea to end on!

If you plan on having a S P A R K L E R  F O U N T A I N grand exit at THE SPRINGS, it must be contracted through Pyrotex.
Pyrotex is a professional company that carries permits, licensing, and insurance so they are able to produce send-offs like this within city limits.
They are also the exclusive pyrotechnics vendor for THE SPRINGS + we love them for making things like this happen for us.

Now, let’s get back to drooling over and dreaming of your sparkler fountain exit!

Cute signs to make to go along with this send-off item:
Let sparks fly! Sparkler fountain send-off at (exit time)
Sparkler fountain send-off at (exit time). Please join us as we illuminate the way for the new Mr. and Mrs.

Can we give you one more bonus idea? Just because we love you?

Okay, good. 🙂

BONUS IDEA | HAND TUNNEL

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Venue: THE SPRINGS in Denton (The Lodge) | Photographer: Emily Nicole Photo

The H A N D  T U N N E L exit is the maraschino cherry of wedding send-offs:
Classic, simple, and loved by all!

So, there you have it! Our SPRINGS brides‘ favorite send-off items + grand exit ideas.

Did you have a favorite? Which will you be doing on your Best Day Ever?
Let us know in the comments below.
Happy Wedding!

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