Post # 1
Our wedding is being held at a resort. FI and I as well as a good chunk of our guests are staying at the resort the night of. I dont think that doing a “grand exit” really makes sense for our situation but it seems like every wedding that I have seen on TV all have one. I have been to my fair share of weddings but actually only stayed until the very end at one. It was my FBIL’s and they just exited the reception with the guests. It felt strange, like there was no conclusion to the event. The DJ announced the last song, people danced and then we left. Thats it!
I guess I’m just kind of stumped on how we should handle ours. What is everyone else planning on doing for their exits?
Post # 3
We had everyone line up and throw rose petals. We then got in our car and drove around to the back of the building to get out bags haha but we didn’t see too many people other than the bridal party after that so it worked pretty well for a send-off! It also makes for cute pictures
Post # 4
I probably should also add that we are planning an after party too. Anyone who is staying at the resort (and the bridal party and immediate family that isnt staying) will be invited to the patio for some drinks and snacks after the wedding (our reception ends at 11 pm so we dont expect everyone to partake).
Post # 5
Since we can’t have sparklers (which would’ve been perfect for a NYD wedding), we are going to give out glow sticks. We will probably get blue to match our colors.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
We stayed for the last dance, then we scheduled a car to come get us. We ended up running around the room and waving goodbye. If you stay until the very end, you might get held up and never get a chance to spend some alone time with your new spouse on your wedding night. I suggest giving yourself a departure date and making sure someone (a friend even) get you the heck out of the room or the patio where happy hour is at that time. You’ll just get stuck otherwise.
Post # 7
We’re having our wedding at his family’s farm, which is in the middle of nowhere. I imagine a lot of our younger guests are going to be camping out in the back field. We’re doing the “send off” as we walk down the aisle, since we’re not actually going anywhere that night.
Post # 8
We did not stay until the end. We had everyone walk down to a dock where a boat was. Then we walked down and everyone had sparklers. People stayed at the reception about 30-45 minutes after we left and kept dancing and drinking and hanging out. We didnt have a definitive time that we were leaving, but we just left when we were ready to. At one point I just went up to my husband and said “Im ready to go” and he said he was too so our DOC got everyone to go down to the dock at that point. I was so glad we left when we did!!!
Post # 9
I’ve been to a wedding that was at the hotel everyone was staying at and that also had an after party. The bride and groom had a big exit and had a car waiting, which eventually brought them back to the hotel. They had some alone time but joined everyone for the after party a little later. It seemed to work out really well for them.
Post # 10
@lili316 thats a good idea! I like how they join everyone a little later.