11 Unique Send-Off or Exit Ideas: How to Leave Your Wedding Reception in a Memorable Way

You enter both your ceremony and reception with a big splash, why not leave in a unique way too? Incorporate plenty of personality, excitement, and... Read More

You enter both your ceremony and reception with a big splash, why not leave in a unique way too? Incorporate plenty of personality, excitement, and even get your guests involved with a memorable exit.

Instead of simply letting your reception die out until you’re the last couple standing, consider one of these 11 unique ways to leave your reception that your guests will always remember.

3 SPECIAL RELEASES FOR YOUR WEDDING SEND-OFF

1. Butterfly Release

That’s right; what would be more magnificent than releasing beautiful butterflies just as you left your reception? This exit would go perfectly with a garden themed wedding.

2. Lantern Release

A breathtaking view and an even better photo opp are sure to get all your guests involved when you release paper lanterns into the night sky. Better yet: ask guests to write a wish for the happy couple on the lantern before releasing them!

3. Balloon Release

A more cost-effective option compared to the paper lantern release is to release biodegradable balloons. Colorful balloons set against the bright blue sky or lit up by your outdoor event at night will be sure to make a beautiful display.

2 FUN PERFORMANCES FOR YOUR WEDDING SEND-OFF

4. Last Dance

This option will offer a nice change of pace from a normal exit. You and your new spouse will give a last goodbye from the dance floor; then dance the night away right to your send-off.

5. Live Performance

This is the perfect time to surprise your guests with a performance — they’ll never expect it! If you and your spouse have any special talents, you can sing, dance, or play an instrument before leaving the reception. If not, invite a special guest to sing or play instead.

3 PERFECT GETAWAYS FOR YOUR WEDDING SEND-OFF

6. Vintage car

Whether you arrived in a vintage car or not, you can certainly leave in one! There are countless ways to find and rent a vintage (or favorite dream) car for you and your beloved to speed away in. (Bonus: this would be a great surprise for your spouse!)

7. Sail away

If your reception takes place by the water, use the opportunity to leave in style. Have a boat ready and waiting to whisk the newlywed couple off into the sunset.

8. Horse-drawn carriage

What’s more iconic than ending a beautiful wedding and riding off in your new life together in a carriage?! This option is perfect for any wedding theme, and it’s simple, beautiful, and memorable. Check, check, check!

3 FINAL SHOWS FOR YOUR WEDDING SEND-OFF

9. Sparklers

Get your guests involved by lining them up with sparklers. These make incredible photographs, so don’t forget to let your photographer know it’s going to happen.

10. Champagne shower

Another guest favorite? Showering the happy couple (literally!) with champagne. Line your guests up, hand out the extra bottles, shake, and enjoy!

11. Fireworks

Ready to end with a real bang? How about an incredible fireworks display?! It doesn’t need to be the 4th of July or New Years Eve to enjoy this amazing show…celebrating your love is reason enough!


No matter what way you choose to leave your wedding reception, be sure that it aligns with you and your spouse, as well as your wedding theme.

And for help with New England event rentals, give us a call at Sperry Tents Seacoast!

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