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How to Make a Grand Exit + Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! We’re celebrating with a line-up of grand exit ideas for that perfect send-off. Whether you’re looking for a classic getaway or wanting to try something a little more original as you exit the party, we’ve got plenty of ideas to kickstart your getaway plan. Enjoy!

How to Make a Grand Exit

Photo // Breanna McKendrick Photography, Unbridaled, The Vine


With today’s holiday, it’s no surprise that the first grand exit idea on our list is ending the night with a fireworks display. Not only do fireworks make an incredible backdrop for some awe-worthy photo moments, but yours guests’ jaws will hit the ground seeing this surprise on the way out the door.


Sparklers are a wedding staple – and for good reason! Guests get to join in on the sendoff, AND the lighting makes for a fun photo moment, especially when the groom dips his bride back for that oh-so-romantic kiss.


Dare we say, nothing surprises guests more than a helicopter waiting just outside the venue for the newlyweds. Better yet, surprise your groom with the ultimate ride out. If you want to go BIG, then renting a helicopter or a similar transportation alternative (perhaps a boat if you’re by water?) might be a good option for you.

Vintage Car

Another classic getaway – make your exit in a vintage car rental. We love to see couples dress up their rides, whether it be a Rolls Royce or a Bentley, with floral swag and “Just Married” signage. This is one grand exit that won’t go out of style anytime soon.

Balloon Send-off

For a fun and more interactive end to the night, opt for a balloon sendoff. Prep white balloons for your guests to release with well wishes for the newlyweds as you bolt through the crowd. Take it up a notch and have your lighting vendor at the ready to spotlight those babies for even better photos and a glowing night sky.

Smoke Bombs

One of the newest and most unique sendoffs we’ve seen lately was a smoke bomb line! For a colorful and non-traditional exit, smoke bombs are a must! Note: this idea works best with more intimate events so end up purchasing less and will have less cleanup.

Looking for more unique wedding ideas? Check out our regularly updated Plan page.

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Other Local Vendors: Unbridaled, The Vine, Breanna McKendrick Photography