The recession from the alter after saying your “I do’s” is an opportunity for all of your guests to feel like part of the ceremony. Traditionally, rice has played a prominent role in recessions for centuries. Rice was used to symbolize fertility and prosperity for the newly married couple. But let’s face it, rice is so last millennium. Since time has passed and traditions have changed, many unique and exciting ideas have come into play.
Many people use birdseed as an alternative to rice. Sorry, but unless you want a remake of “The Bird’s” on your wedding day, let’s try something a little more adventurous. Confetti is always a fun and colorful option. Not only does it present a celebratory feel, it’s a nice touch to have an explosion of glitter that goes with your color palate. Military weddings have the “Saber Arch” which is created by fellow military members presenting their swords and creating an arch so the bride and groom may pass underneath.
There are a number of ways to take the “big walk”: running through a shower of sparks after sunset as your guest’s wave sparklers; through a curtain of bubbles that your friends and family blow from individual sized bottles; even dodging small beach balls that are lofted as you walk back down the aisle after your waterfront beach wedding.
Your options are limitless. Small details like what you use for your recession are what make your wedding memorable and a great way to express yourselves as a couple. Be daring, unique and creative so that you and your partner aren’t the only ones that remember your grand exit. And watch out for the birds!
Have you seen any other cool exits?
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