THE SWEET ES­CAPE

End your day on a high and bow out in style

You and Your Wedding - - Party -

BELT IT OUT If you’re the type of cou­ple that loves a sin­ga­long, then sur­pris­ing your guests at the end of the night with a crowd pleaser from your youth can be a win­ning way to leave your cer­e­mony. We rec­om­mend get­ting your band or DJ to per­form a hit that will get your guests on their feet dancing and clap­ping as you say your good­byes.

WARDROBE REMIX Some­times, sim­ple is best, and noth­ing quite says, “We’re off!” like the re­place­ment of your dress and suit with more ca­sual at­tire. If you won’t see your guests un­til af­ter \RXU!KRQH\PRRQ"!ZK\!QRW!WKHPH!\RXU!OHDYLQJ!RXWÀW!WR! suit your desti­na­tion – think a lei if you’re head­ing to sunny Hawaii or stripes and a beret for a Parisian es­cape.

FLY AWAY Is there any­thing more ex­trav­a­gant and glam­orous than leav­ing the party in a heli­copter? Per­fect for cou­ples with big bud­gets that aren’t spend­ing the night at their re­cep­tion venue, it’s a chance for guests to wave you and your part­ner off into the start of your jour­ney to­gether.

LET YOUR LOVE GLOW If your venue has a lake and gives con­sent, a mag­i­cal way to end the night with­out break­ing the bank is to re­lease wa­ter lanterns. Opt for biodegrad­able lanterns (try pipii. co.uk) and ask guests to make a wish for your mar­riage as WKH!FDQGOHV!ÁRDW!DZD\#! ALL THAT GLIT­TERS Ask guests to line up with lit sparklers to cre­ate a pretty path for you and your new hus­band to exit the party. Not only is it a fab­u­lous photo op­por­tu­nity; it’s bud­get friendly and ev­ery­one can get in­volved.

PETAL SHOWER In­stead of hav­ing it post-cer­e­mony, why not end your evening sur­rounded by fall­ing con­fetti? Go for the nat­u­ral, biodegrad­able kind (try shrop­shirepetals.com) and look for­ward to bid­ding farewell to your guests as EORVVRP!ÁXWWHUV!DURXQG!\RX#

BOO­GIE NIGHTS ,I!\RX·YH!RSWHG!IRU!D!VORZ"!URPDQWLF!ÀUVW!GDQFH"!MXVW!SXW! your best dancing shoes on and exit your venue with a chore­ographed rou­tine to a song your guests will love. They won’t be ex­pect­ing it by this point, and it’s a cel­e­bra­tory way to leave your big day in style.

BLOW­ING BUBBLES A fun and fuss-free way to make your exit, bubbles are a nos­tal­gic choice that won’t leave a mess if used out­side. Gift your guests with nov­elty pots (try wed­din­gin ateacup.co.uk for con­tain­ers that look like ice cream cones) as part of the favours, and leave your re­cep­tion through a dreamy KD]H!RI!ÁRDWLQJ!EXEEOHV#!

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