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Couple Exit when not leaving, HELP!

Candice, on August 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM Posted in Planning 0 38
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We are hosting our wedding at the same hotel that we are staying in but we cant figure out how to have an 'exit,' when we aren't actually leaving to go anywhere. Someone recommended to get a limo and drive around the block but that just seems stupid to me. We are hoping to go to a local bar where we met and have our bridal party come with but we still have NO ideas on how to exit properly. Also if were exiting from an indoor wedding, what type of send off ideas are good for inside parties? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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  • A. L.
    Master July 2017
    A. L. ·
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    Why do you need to have an exit?

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  • mimitrue
    Master January 2016
    mimitrue ·
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    We didnt have an exit either. We stayed until the end with everyone.

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  • CMC
    Master November 2016
    CMC ·
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    Our venue is the same situation - reception is in the hotel that we're staying in. I was thinking of having the DJ announce, maybe before the last song, that people can join us at the hotel bars if they want to keep partying? (Obviously not in those exact words.) And then we will just....walk out of the ballroom after the last song? I don't really know what you could do with an indoor send-off. I'm not a fan of send-offs in general (lots of people are drunk/not paying attention to what is going on, & the ones I've seen have been so incredibly staged for pictures) so I don't think we would have one even if we were outdoors.

    Also, please change your avatar so we can get to know you better!

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  • JoRocka
    Master September 2016
    JoRocka ·
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    Just say good night and leave.

    #weddingsmakepeoplethinkshithastobemorecomplicatedthanitneedstobe

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  • WWMP
    Devoted October 2015
    WWMP ·
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    No exit here either...

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  • SleepytheDwarf
    Master June 2017
    SleepytheDwarf ·
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    Don't have an exit. Problem solved.

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  • I am Mrs. rjd
    Super September 2016
    I am Mrs. rjd ·
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    You don't have to have a staged "exit". We are also staying at the hotel where our reception is and we are staying till the very end and bidding our guests good night. Then we might slip over to the bar inside the hotel for a last drink with close family and/or bridal party, then we'll just go up to our room.

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  • CMC
    Master November 2016
    CMC ·
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    @Elphaba I LOATHE those sparkler send-offs. The last wedding I went to, everyone had to move to an entirely different location outside just so the bride and groom could get their sparkler pictures. It was so shamelessly staged.

    ETA also we are date twins!! Smiley smile

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  • Kaylie
    Master May 2016
    Kaylie ·
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    We didn't have a formal exit. We were leaving on the bus with everyone else who was going back to the hotel. And quite frankly I feel like it would have taken time out of the reception when all I wanted to do was keep dancing right up till the end lol.

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  • OGSue
    Master August 2016
    OGSue ·
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    We stayed at the reception place until the end with our guests, when the guests left we tore down all the décor and went to nap land (I call it nap land because we got 3 hours of sleep).

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  • Chrissy
    Master September 2016
    Chrissy ·
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    We aren't doing one

    Seems silly.

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  • Mrs. CK
    VIP November 2015
    Mrs. CK ·
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    Didn't have an exit either. Considering we got married in the hotel suite we were staying in, we didn't need one.

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  • BicycleBuiltForTwo
    Master September 2016
    BicycleBuiltForTwo ·
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    We're probably doing glowsticks. I like the exits, and we'll have the glowsticks out toward the end of the night for dancing. But when we leave we're going to another location alltogether.

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  • OurAdventureBegins
    VIP October 2016
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    Rather than an "exit" at the end of the night, we are having our guests toss lavender buds as we walk through our recessional on the way to the reception that is across the lawn. That way we get those "exit" photos without having an exit. Could you do something like that?

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  • studentloansforlife
    Super September 2017
    studentloansforlife ·
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    We won't be doing one.

    Unless it is super important to you to get "those" pictures, then just skip it.

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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    We didn't have an exit. Most people hugged and said goodbye to us as they were leaving. We stayed in the reception room doing that for a while, and then we left. Nothing fancy.

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  • tinkerpsu
    VIP November 2016
    tinkerpsu ·
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    Never even knew about the exit being a thing?

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  • Laine
    VIP September 2017
    Laine ·
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    We aren't doing an exit either. Our ceremony and reception is at the same place as well. We are going to be heading to the bars or straight to the hotel afterwards depending how tired we are. I figured people would leave at all different times so didn't have any sort of exit planned. We will just leave when everyone else leaves.

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  • Hot Like Bea
    Master January 2017
    Hot Like Bea ·
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    Fancy exit not necessary, no matter what Pinterest tells you.

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  • Emily
    Super September 2016
    Emily ·
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    We're not doing an exit. We will be staying at the same hotel, and most of us are heading to a bar afterwards.

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