(Closed) “Grand Entrance/Exit” pic after ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@xmofreshx: Yes!! I’ve been wondering the same thing too! I asked a few weeks ago because I want pictures with family up in the church and people had never heard of that before, but I also want an exit with bubbles. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think no matter how you do it, it’s a bit staged.  The bride and groom go up the aisle, followed by the wedding party and the guests.  Then, many times the bride and groom walk around the back and come back down the side of the aisle for pictures.  If you’re only doing a few church pictures, someone (bridesmaid, DOC) hands out bubbles/confetti/birdseed and directs guests to wait for the bride and groom.  But if you are doing lots of church pictures, the guests generally do not wait.

I am not sure how this works with a receiving line because I haven’t seen one of those at a wedding since I was little.  I’m sure someone else will have information on that.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It can be done!

My girlfriend just got married this past July and this is how she pulled it off. When you walked into the church she had a table set up with her programs and bubbles. Attatched to the bubbles was a little note asking guests to greet them with bubbles as the exit the church for the reception venue. She had a cutesy poem, but I can’t remember how exactly she worded it. Anyways so after the ceremony, with bubbles in hand we waited in the recieving line. After we said our congrats to the bride and groom the guests gathered outside aroung the exit. We waited for about 30 minutes as family and bridal party took pictures inside. Luckily for us, it was a nice day so I did not mind waiting outside for the 30 minutes. I was able to mingle withguest also, which was nice. When it was tiem for the bride and groom to come out, the photographer came out 1st and took a few pictures of all of us waiting. The bride and groom came out and we showered them with bubbles. The photgrapher made them do a few poses while we continued to blow bubbles. They then headed out towards the limo to take off for the reception.

Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did this.  Here’s how it went down:  The ceremony ended, and we did the recessional back down the aisle.  At the end of the aisle our venue had a way for us to circle around through the inner courtyard and back to the front of the church.  We waited just outside in the hallway until most people had exited, then had our coordinator make sure that everyone had bubbles and got lined up outside the doors for us.  We walked outside, posed a bit for pictures up on the stairs:

and then continued walking out through the bubbles.  

Immediately after that we gathered everyone together for a complete group shot outside the church!  🙂  

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did this!!  And actually – it really isn’t that uncommon.  Half the weddings I’ve attended did the grand exit from the church instead of from the reception.

For our’s, we did the typical recessional out of the sanctuary.  Then Darling Husband and I went into a side room where no one could see us while everyone else left the sanctuary and went outside.  We had people passing out bubbles at the door as everyone exited.  Once everyone was outside, we exited through the main doors of the church, through all of the bubbles, and out to the car to drive ourselves to the reception.  After we left, everyone else got in their cars and headed to the reception too.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@xmofreshx: Every single wedding I have ever been to has used bubbles during the grand exit (how no one else has chosen something different – I don’t know – but they really all have) and not one person had any stains / watermarks / residue / etc on their dress.  I really wouldn’t worry about it!

Plus – lots of Bees who are married have used bubbles and I also can’t remember a single instance where any of them has issues either.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are doing this, although not with bubbles, but with a saber arch after the ceremony.  Same concept though.  We are not having a receiving line, which makes it much easier- we will leave the ceremony and then hide out in the prayer room that is just beyond the sanctuary.  Guests will be escorted outside by the bridal party- when everyone is outside, and the guys are set up for the saber arch, we will come out, walk through, have some pictures taken outside, while guests are escorted back inside for the reception.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been to many weddings with bubbles and the only time I had an issue with the soap was when my brother purposely blew his bubbles right at me.  But then again, it wasn’t so much the bubbles as the flying bubble water.  Then again, my dress was a magenta.  I don’t think it would show up as well on a white dress.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was thinking about this, as our church has beautiful marble steps outside and would make a great backdrop-then I realized we are getting married at 6 PM in November and I realized it is going to be dark outside-we aren’t going to get a great picture .Undecided Now i’m a little bummed.

 

BTW  I love all your pics! they look great.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had no issues with the bubbles.  I wore it the next day for my reception and there were definitely no stains.  🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Entrance was ehh… exit was pretty cool for us!

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