There are few moments that I love more than the wedding send off. It’s fun, whimsical, and involves the entire guest list in the celebration. But where does it come from? The wedding send off is a tradition that dates all the way back to ancient Rome. Newlyweds were traditionally “showered” in rice to bring them good fortune and fertility. So it’s no wonder it’s still such a common nuptial practice. But what if you’re not looking to add to your family any time soon? Or you just want to toss something that you wouldn’t find in your pantry? Look no further! We’ve found 20 great wedding send off ideas to make your grand exit even grander.
20 Fun & Creative Wedding Send Off Ideas
For the bride who loves to sparkle! Handfuls of over-sized glitter add an element of glamour to any wedding send off.
No winter wonderland wedding would be complete without a snow send off! If you don’t feel like freezing and being pelted with the real stuff (we don’t blame you) give your guests fake flurries to toss.
Cute, soft, and oh-so quirky! Pom-poms add the perfect texture and pop of color to your wedding send off.
4. Flower Petals
Tossing petals isn’t just for the flower girl! A flower petal send off is delicate and classic.
Autumn leaves are meant to be thrown anyway, right? Indulge your inner child and dance down the aisle in a shower of gold and red.
Bright colors and fun shapes make confetti the perfect ‘rice alternative.’
7. Mini Beach Balls
The cherry on top of the perfect beach wedding. Plus, these adorable beach balls can double as favors!
9. Glow Sticks
Let love glow with this unique wedding send off.
An oldie, but a goodie. The bubble wedding send off is still a crowd pleaser.
Send well wishes for the couple up into the atmosphere with an array of colorful balloons!
Light the night with a wedding send off fit for a princess.
13. Lavender Buds
Sweetly scented and eco-friendly, lavender buds are nature’s confetti.
14. Paper Airplanes
This funky paper airplane send off is perfect for an Air Force couple or a travel themed wedding.
It doesn’t get any sweeter than a rainbow sprinkle toss! Just make sure your littler guests don’t eat them all before the big send off.
Perhaps the easiest one to clean up, since the birds will do it for you! This eco friendly option is a popular replacement for rice.
Ribbon wands are a whimsical alternative to having things tossed in the air. Minimal cleanup and maximum fun.
Be sent off in a symphony of sound! Provide noisemakers in your wedding colors as favors for your guests.
Fresh, bright, and no clean up. Herbs make your wedding send off green AND fragrant.
And last but not least, sparklers. This is a favorite of ours for so many reasons. It creates incredible photographs, and is a ton of fun for your guests. Go the extra mile with gorgeous shimmer sparkler tags from Marrygrams for a wedding send off for the record books.