Photo of Jessica Lynn at Tying the Knot
Photo via Meg Baisden PhotographyWe have decided to have a bubble exit! We discussed several different options but in the end we decided on the bubbles for these reasons!
A. No mess to clean up
B. Great photo impact which can be seen in the photos above
The only con I see is that it could get a little sticky! But I will overlook that flaw for a beautiful bubble exit!
Here are some of the other options we considered-
1. Sparkler Exit
Photo via Sparklers OnlinePros-
A. High Impact
A. Safety: large group of people + children who will want to participate = possibility for disaster!
B. Permits: a lot of places, especially historical landmarks, require permits
C. Timing: our wedding is at 5:30pm in August so it will not even start to get dark until after nine or so at night. We would have to wait until after the wedding to really get the impact that I would want.
D. Mess: there would be some clean up involved but no where near as bad as confetti or rose petals.
E. Smoke: sparklers do emit smoke so depending on when they are lit you may have to contend with smoke in your pictures which could inevitably ruin the impact you are looking for.
Don't get me wrong! I LOVE the pictures I see of the sparkler exit but I just don't think it will be conducive for our wedding.
2. Rose Petals
Image via Skiles PhotographyPros-
A. Very pretty
B. Great way to tie a color theme in with the exit
C. Can be eco-friendly
A. Cost: if real rose petals are used the cost can be exorbitant! Silk petals are a cheaper route but can be a headache to clean up.
B. Mess: most places will want you to clean up the petals even if they are real. That being said, if you are allowed to leave the petals and are worried about the environment you could always go with Eco-Friendly Rose Petals which are biodegradable but not the cheapest solution.
C. Stain/Slippery: if real petals are used there is a chance that one could slip or the bride could stain her dress on the petals.
Very pretty but could be a huge hassle!
3. Ribbon Wands
Photo via Favor IdeasPros-
A. Great way to tie color theme in with exit
C. Everyone can participate
D. No mess
A. Cost: if purchased these little babies can add up.
B. Time: if you make these then it is one more thing to add to the good old DIY list.
C. Impact: personal opinion- not as big of an impact as bubbles, sparklers, or petals.
Awesome alternative if the aforementioned ideas can't be used!
4. Confetti/Bird Seed
Photo via Amy Snyder PhotographyPros-
A. Bird seed has no environmental impact and is food for the birds.
B. There is biodegradable confetti
C. Another way to tie a color theme into an exit
A. Mess: again most places will make you clean it up
B. Safety: don't laugh but I did have a cousin get bird seed in her eye. She had a red, irritated eye for a good hour after their exit. No thanks!
C. Timely: more than likely you will have to package each packet of bird seed or confetti for your guests to throw
What type of exit are you opting for?!?
Have a great Wednesday! One day closer to the weekend! YAY!