If you are still contemplating some of the finer details of your wedding day, you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing some of my Favorite Ideas for Wedding Entrances and Exits that I’ve seen over the last few years!
Grand Entrances are a beautiful part of a traditional wedding day. After the ceremony and happy hour (when we usually take family photos) are over, the couple rejoins the party. Guests are usually seated in preparation for dinner to begin, when the DJ announces the wedding couple. My favorite part is when they go straight into their first dance with all their guests watching on. It acts as the perfect segue into the rest of the evening!
Take your grand entrance as newlyweds to the next level with a bridal party line up! Each member of your bridal party, or in pairs, gets their own entrance. This is usually done in pairs, or however you had the bridal party walk down the aisle. They get to show off some dance moves, allude to a great inside joke you share, and it’s laughs and fun all around. As far as ideas for Wedding Entrances, this one it at the top of my list.
I saw this idea for the first time at a summer wedding in 2020. It quickly became one of my Favorite Ideas for Wedding Entrances. Complete with ribbons and small bells, this celebratory entrance was colorful and unique. This is a great idea for areas where sparklers are not allowed due to venue rules or fire hazards! It’s also perfect for a daytime entrance or exit. The ribbons make for incredible movement in photos and are very eye-catching.
This is probably one of my more unique entrances and exits I’ve photographed. It’s not everyday that you can get a horse-drawn carriage on site. But these two couples pulled all the strings and made magic happen. And who doesn’t want to feel like an actual princess on their wedding day?
What a fun exit for everyone to participate in. The kids were absolutely loving the bubble machine when it got turned on near the end of the night. And, it looked so romantic in photos. Blowing bubbles during a wedding exit has been around for a long time (I’m looking at you mini bubble wands). But, a bubble machine lets out a massive amount of bubbles in a small time frame, which allows everyone else to soak in the moment with you.
I’ve photographed one or two.. or a good dozen of these in my day! They are harder than it looks to get captured! Because these exits are always late in the evening when it’s darker than dark outside, the sparklers are some of the only sources of light showing off the couple. But, look how dang whimsical it looks! Sparkler Exits will always have my stamp of approval.
You may be walking in on a floor of flower petals. Or, walking out to them being thrown in the air. Either way, fresh or dried flower petals are a beautiful addition to your wedding. This is an easy ask for your florist – there may be an additional fee, but it’s worth it. Just let your florist know ahead of time! These can also be used in some elopement locations, although you’ll want to double check and remember to follow the “Leave No Trace” mantra.
This is a must! There are a lot of yucky confetti options out there that just cause damage to the environment or are an absolute mess to pick up. If you’re thinking about doing a confetti exit, please choose something biodegradable. And remember to obey venue rules regarding confetti. Eco-friendly confetti is one of the most romantic ideas for wedding entrances and exits I’ve seen!
There are so many ideas to consider, you might just have to try them all for different parts of your day! Ok, that might be overboard, but I hope this was a helpful tool for inspiring your own ideas for wedding entrances and exits. Which ones are your favorite?
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