The Art of the Send-Off
The anticipation of a bride at the beginning of a wedding sets the mood for the entire affair. The awe of her walking down the aisle in the gown few have seen creates a lasting moment. ‘I do’s’ and the first kiss happen, followed by food and drinks, and dancing. Now, the only thing left to do is the send-off!
Traditionally, wedding guests would throw rice at the happy couple wishing them fertility in their new life together. That ancient Roman tradition has an array of modern twists.
Here are a few of them:
If you’re having a wedding that ends in the late hours of the night, this might be for you. They offer a pleasing glow. Guests from young to old can participate, and the sparklers make for easy cleanup.
Perfect to fill the space, light and delicate, plus bubbles can be a fun favor for your guests to take home.
Ask your florist for extra roses petals or flowers with similar colors to your wedding’s color scheme. Not only will they enhance your photos, but they will leave a fragrant smell in the air. For extra style points, wrap the flowers up in cones made of music sheets, or doilies.
Paper Airplanes –
Gather sheets of paper in an array of colors that will match your wedding, and host a DIY party to make them. Set them in a basket for guests to launch in the air!
Wands with Bells –
If you have a videographer at your wedding, this will be a unique way to leave your party. Instead of just having photos, have a video as well. The combination of the bells and the ribbons will make for postable content.
There are several ways to give your guests confetti. If you want to be traditional, get paper bags and fill them with the multicolored paper. There are push-pop confetti favors you can purchase, or if you want to go eco-friendly, get a couple hole punchers and find biodegradable items like leaves and flower petals.
Adding the send-off special touch is a great way to give yourself one more memory of your day, and also give your guests something to look forward to as they say goodbye.
- Katie Kilbane is the Private Event Coordinator of Tanoan Country Club