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15 Sensational Ceremony Send Off Ideas

While we love the tradition of rice to celebrate the union of a new couple, there are many other creative ways to make your first walk as husband and wife. If you’re looking for a fresh and different way for guests to greet you post-ceremony, consider these fun ideas.

In the Air

Make a statement with color, scent or texture!

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Have your guests playfully toss beach balls immediately following your kiss! Photo: Tim Halberg Photography

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Tiny pom poms from a craft store packaged in clear cube containers make an incredibly colorful photo opportunity before – and during – tossing. Photo: A Bryan Photo

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Tiny bubbles (non-staining, of course) and a glass of bubbly are a beautiful way to make your way down the aisle.  Photo: Sun & Sparrow Photography

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Ethereal, light feathers floating down upon you looks almost heavenly. Photo: Mark Elkins

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Country-themed and vintage weddings would be perfect for tossing dried lavender at. Looks pretty and is eco-friendly, but smells wonderful, too. Sepia Smiles sells pre-packaged sachets.

Make an Arch

Drawing from military tradition, where the couple runs through an arch of swords raised to salute them, here are some alternative ideas to the classic saber arch.

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Gorgeously unique oversized feathers from ostriches, pheasants or peacocks make for a beautiful salute! Photo: Two Pair Photography

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Hockey fans will love this sporty stick arch! Photo: Bellagala

Wave Goodbye

Pennants and flags or even cheerleader style pompoms make for an exciting exit and add a burst of color and movement.

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Your guests cheer you down the aisle while shaking sassy pom poms! Photo: Chris Humphrey

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Pinwheels are a sweet throwback to childhood and as a bonus, come in a variety of colors. Photo: Jenn Smith Photography

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Guests can express their happiness on tiny flags, like these rustic burlap and twine flags from Let’s Get Decorative. Photo: J Monroe Studios

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Or perhaps felt flags are more your style, like these collegiate style ones from Little Skunk Co.

Make Some Noise

Get your guests excited and create a scene by making your wedding exit loud!

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Shake those maracas! Perfect for beach weddings, these are great to re-purpose at the reception for when guests want the newlyweds to kiss or as favors! Photo: Del Sol Photography

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Pastel wedding noisemakers announce your new marriage. These are from Fun Fiestas by Ili

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Ribbon wands with tiny bells ring out a light, happy sounds. These ones are from WeddingPros

Get Wild

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High-five everyone lining the recessional aisle! Photo: Jonathan Ivy

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A butterfly release provides a breathtaking surprise…and a romantic photo! Photo: Butterfly Sales Outlet