How to Make a Memorable Wedding Ceremony Exit
The grand finale of a wedding day used to be marked with the symbolic rice shower, which promised prosperity and good fortune, among other things. Luckily, no one’s bound to tradition anymore, leaving this something you can definitely personalize.
Bubbles are fun, inexpensive, and great for all ages so that even the youngest (and oldest) of your guests can participate. Sprinkles are a tasty and colorful way to get a food fight going, and so are candied nuts. If you want something delicate, flower petals are never a bad idea. They can be dried or fresh, and if you want to save some money, have flowers from the ceremony decorations distributed to your guests.
However, there is no requirement that something must be thrown at you to make the recessional memorable. Get your guests involved. Invite them to make banners or posters to wave as you and your spouse walk down the aisle together. Hand out personalized ribbons and flags as wedding favors your guests can use at the recessional.
To keep it simple, you can exit to music without any fixings. Have a meaningful song play, or, if your wedding party is musically gifted, ask if they will sing for you! For those feeling especially ambitious, you can get all your guests in on the plan, too. Maybe, though, you just want a live band or musician to play as you make your exit.
Finally, think about any cultural traditions you may want to incorporate into your recessional. It doesn’t necessarily have to be to the T, but maybe that means incorporating something small to replace the rice toss. Or, you can go all out with whatever tradition means the most to you.
Whatever you decide, make it something you’ll want to remember with a dash of something special to you and your spouse. It’s your day, after all, so put your spin on it!