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Couple Exit when not leaving, HELP!

Candice, on August 23, 2016 at 2:19 PM

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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...

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!

38 Comments

  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    We did our "exit" out of the ceremony space with flower petals. Way more realistic (like you see in movies all the time) and that took the worry out of doing one at the end. We stayed at the same venue we had our reception as well.

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  • Sangele
    Master April 2016
    Sangele ·
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    We didn't do an exit.

    The last couple of weddings I've been to have had "exits" where the couple doesn't go anywhere and it's confusing and annoying, IMO.

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  • DA
    Devoted June 2016
    DA ·
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    We didn't do an exit either. We stayed until the last guests left which was about an hour after the DJ said 'Good Night Everyone". Our guests had so much fun they did not want to leave so we chatted with them until the waiters started to put away the chairs and tables.. LOL

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  • Orchids
    Master March 2018
    Orchids ·
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    Wait, what? Staging the way you leave the venue is a thing? I'm confused. I thought you just said goodnight and took off

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  • Michelle W.
    Expert November 2016
    Michelle W. ·
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    We are not doing an exit. No need for one.

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  • Brooke
    VIP October 2016
    Brooke ·
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    We are having an "exit" from the ceremony with ribbon wands since everything else will be in the same place

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  • Jess
    Super August 2016
    Jess ·
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    We didn't do an exit. You don't have to. Don't think it's really expected anymore. Our exit was more like "thanks for coming! We have to clean up now! Go away, please!" At 3 in the morning, It worksSmiley smile

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  • VJ
    Super November 2016
    VJ ·
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    Hi Candice, welcome to WW! This is an interesting question that I haven't seen here before. It looks like you're getting a lot of good answers Smiley smile

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  • Z
    Master May 2012
    Zoe ·
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    I have yet to see a formal exit (outside of the media)-- maybe it's a regional thing?

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  • Theresa Beale
    Master November 2014
    Theresa Beale ·
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    We didn't have an "exit" either. We had a last dance song and then we stayed in the ballroom saying good night to the guests that were still lingering (so if you want to mention going to the local bar, that would be a good time). While we were chatting, the hotel staff finished packing everything up for us and putting them on a luggage cart (saving us work) that we took to our hotel suite once everyone was gone.

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    We didn't do an exit.

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  • FutureMrsSuge
    Expert June 2017
    FutureMrsSuge ·
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    I had a friend to have a wedding similar. For their exit everyone lined up on the side of the hallway with ribbon wands and they ran though and jumped on the elevator. The photographer got some great shots of them kissing while the doors were closing .

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  • GymRat
    Master May 2017
    GymRat ·
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    FFS just walk out and go to your room.

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  • ShortStack
    VIP June 2017
    ShortStack ·
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    I just imagined everyone lined up down the hallway to the elevator lol

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  • O&L
    VIP September 2016
    O&L ·
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    No exit. I want us the be the last one to leave the party, not the first. It just doesn't make sense. lol

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  • Bee
    Master April 2017
    Bee ·
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    Not doing one. It seems silly to do one when everyone ends up having to walk the same direction we're going since we're all in the same venue.

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  • Victoria
    Dedicated June 2017
    Victoria ·
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    My cousins wedding was an all in one place...after the ceremony they just left out then the doors were closed. Maybe you can use the opportunity to make a bathroom break. Meet back up with the groom at the door, the doors open and there you have it! Enter however you like! It's up to you, it's your wedding! Do what makes you happy at the end of the night! I'm still thinking if I will do the same!

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  • FutureMrs.House
    Savvy September 2016
    FutureMrs.House ·
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    You could do the classic "exit" at the end of your ceremony when you're walking back down the aisle. Have the guest throw confetti or whatever idea you were thinking of

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