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Imani
Rockstar July 2022

Grand Exit

Imani, on September 21, 2022 at 7:26 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 13
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Are you planning to do a grand exit? If so, what are you doing? Sparklers? Rice? Balloons? If you did a grand exit what did you do and did your guest enjoy it.

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Latest activity by Imani, on September 22, 2022 at 5:58 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    We did not do a grand exit, we didn't want to have to stage it before our photographers left. We also didn't want to pull everyone away from the dance floor for any amount of time. Once it got dark out, we did a few laser photos instead though!
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    Savvy September 2024
    Holly ·
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    I don’t think we are going to do one. Our photographer will most likely be gone by then. Any other thing to consider would be a staged one but like Lisa said you don’t want to pull people off the dance floor and slow down the momentum of the party. Or you might have people leave right after that. They figure they are already outside so why not just head to the car. I love the look of the sparkler send off, but it’s just not in the budget for us to have the photographer there for another couple of hours.
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    VIP July 2017
    Becky ·
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    We staged one with glow sticks. We wanted to have the photos, and we knew kids would love playing with them lol.

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  • Alexandra
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Alexandra ·
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    Got light sticks that glow off of alibaba and only got 50 for a guest list of 115 as some people do go home early. Battery powered and they can take home if they like. No mess either. You just need a large timeline to order just in case something happens.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    Nice! Do you have any pictures??
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    Glow sticks are definitely a hit it seems! Lol so I understand. And they didn’t go to waste.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    I understand! My sister did sparklers are her wedding and it turned out really nice. We had bubbles at our wedding but it wasn’t for an exit. Just as a nice party favor and we had none left over.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    Agreed! Ours left as well and we were still having a good time. I am actually glad we didn’t do one anyway.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated January 2023
    Ashley ·
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    My mom was very insistent we do a sparkler exit, but she’s never been at a wedding where they did one … whereas I have. It’s a pain to try to wrangle tipsy guests and ask them to hold little sticks of fire … lol, it was not appealing to me as a guest so I really don’t want to do it. My mom thinks the photos look nice, but our photographer will be gone before we leave the reception, so i see no point! I think my mom is coming around to no grand exit.
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  • Paige
    Rockstar October 2022
    Paige ·
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    I love the photos for sparkler exits at night, or the ones with bubbles when a couple exits the church, but it's not in the cards for us. We only get 30 minutes after our ceremony to take pictures in the church, and we have to knock out all the portraits, family pictures, and posed pictures with the bridal party in that window, so we're skipping the exit from the church.

    I didn't want to stage an exit from the reception since I can imagine it would be a huge pain to get guests down the elevator and then back up, but we'd have to pay for 2 more hours of photography to get a send-off at the end. Plus there's just not a whole lot of sidewalk space to work with at our reception venue.

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  • Michael
    Super October 2023
    Michael ·
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    That is a great point. It is not good to do sparklers after people were drinking. But also, the end of a reception is the point where people have been thinking of leaving or already have left.

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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    Lol agreed! I think it’s always harder when the photographer isn’t there all night. Plus, by that time guest are not in the mood either. So I understand.
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani ·
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    I definitely agree! The photos are really nice, but the process of doing it is just way too much. So glad we passed.
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