Exciting Wedding Send Off Ideas

Looking for some wedding send off ideas? We have seen many great wedding send offs and thought we would share a few fun ideas for those planning their weddings and looking for some wedding send off inspiration.

Check out Jennifer & Chris’s wedding send off with guests waving glow sticks as they made their run for a hellicopter at the Gaillardia Country Club.  Watch the video below of the spectacular departure from this OKC Wedding.

Bells were ringing as this couple did their grand send off from the church before heading off to their reception.
:: Bell Wedding Tip :: Having a send off from the church makes a beautiful photo at the church. It also allows for everyone attending the wedding to participate, as when you do a send off at the end of the reception, your crowd can begin to twindle in size. This way everyone can enjoy the big moment. Often the couple hops into the get away vehicle, drives around the block, allowing guests to make their way to the reception and the couple circles back around to finish off their photo session. We have also seen bells placed on outdoor ceremony chairs to ring when the couple kiss and are introduced as husband & wife too.

Lauren & Austin ran through sparklers for a fun wedding send off from Southern Hills Country Club.
:: Sparkler Wedding Tip :: When using sparklers…get long ones (I think they are rated by how long they will burn, three minutes is good.) Short ones just burn out too fast, this allows for everyone to get them lighted before you run.  Also if the venue you are using has an over hang, have guests line up outside the over hang to allow the smoke to rise. Otherwise you will be running through a cloud of smoke. Also a bucket of sand or water for guests to deposit their sticks following the send off makes for an easy clean up.

Erin and Matt ran through a sea of rose petals at the Skirvin Hotel for their departure in one of King’s Limo’s classic cars. ::  Flower Petal Wedding Tip :: For petals, have person passing out the petals to inform the guests to throw the petals up above your heads to allow them to float back down, rather than throwing them directly at you. The floating back down makes for beautiful photos and video. We have also seen petals thrown at the close of ourdoor ceremonies as the couple exited down the aisle.


Spinning Pinwheels can make for a fun alternative for a wedding send off. 


Stephen & Laura were running fast through the colorful poppers for their wedding send off. :: Streamer Wedding Tip :: We have seen the big silver streamers specifically made for weddings used. If so, have a LARGE area to shoot them off, or shoot them up and let them fall. We have seen a Bride & Groom be entangled to the point of almost not being able to move. Not so fun…


Kati & Orie ran through the falling snow for January wedding send off from the Marland Mansion. The snow machine from Innovative Event Solutions was installed on the two vintage lights in the photo. It was so romantic.


Laura & Jon’s guests had a great time waving the streamers for their wedding send off as the couple ran carrying a parasol from Jane Kelly Weddings and Parties.

We have also seen helium balloons released, lavendar thrown (oh… it smells so good too) and fireworks displayed, with horse drawn carriages, motorcycles, and golf carts for wedding send offs. Whatever you choose for your wedding send off, let it be a reflection of your wedding style to close out an unforgettable wedding day.  We would love for you to share your wedding send off ideas.

Here’s to Your Wedding Send Off ~ Mark + Trisha



  1. Nicole says:

    One time we had a bride and groom who used paper planes for their exit. They thought it was a great creative idea (so did we) until they actually had to run through it! Looked like it hurt when the planes hit them, lol. By the end of the tunnel, the groom said, “Wow this was a bad idea!”

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