THE SWEET ESCAPE
End your day on a high and bow out in style
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#!