If you know anything about planning a wedding, you know it’s all in the details. From your something blue and table cards to centerpieces and floral arrangements, it’s a lot of work to get everything right — and rightly so: A wedding is one of the most important events in a gal’s life! Luckily, we’re here to help you cross one small (but major!) detail off your checklist: The Wedding Exit. Will you have your guests toss rice to send you off? Or will you go with something a little more unique? If you’re all about changing it up, check out these 24 non-traditional ways to send off the happy couple.
1. Pom Poms: It may take a lot of work, but DIY-ing a whole bunch of pom poms is totally worth it for both the fun photos and the quirky, colorful touch. You should probably start crafting now. (via Brit + Co)
8. Cap Guns: Bring your romance story into the wild, wild west by telling your guests to fire off cap guns after the ceremony. The decorative tags add a sophisticated touch would otherwise seem childish. (via The Knot)
9. Glitter and Sequins: Glam bride? Glitter and sequins should do the trick. While it’s definitely a pain to clean, it’ll make the wedding ceremony sparkle almost as much as the glowing bride. (via Style Me Pretty)
10. Leaf Confetti: Go green with beautifully colored, all-natural confetti that won’t hurt the environment. All you need to DIY it is a pile of leaves and a hole puncher (or two). (via Play Create Explore + Kinfolk)
11. Lavender: If you’re looking for something non-traditional but still lovely, lavender is the way to go — even if just for the pretty scent alone. Those floral paper cones aren’t too shabby, either! (via Style Me Pretty)
12. Bird Seed: An eco-friendly alternative to throwing rice is throwing birdseed. You’ll get the same effect while helping out your cute little love birds (literally). We love the idea of setting it up as a bird seed bar, too. (via The Bride’s Cafe)
13. Glow Sticks: Throwing a night time affair? You’re going to need some lights. Even if you’re not throwing a rave, get the party started with some glow sticks while they simultaneously light the couple’s exit path. (via Wedding Wire)
15. Streamers: Have your guests toss rolls of streamers into the air to send the happy couple on their way. It’s one of the easiest ones to clean up and makes for some truly unique photo ops. Yarn balls would be another cool variation. (via Brides)
16. Herbs: If you’ve got a cooking couple on your hands, throwing herbs is a perfect way to tie it in. Not only do they smell deliciously fresh, but they’re also environmentally friendly. (via Style Me Pretty)
17. Mini Beach Balls: Beachfront weddings sure are romantic, but that doesn’t mean the bride and groom can’t have a little fun. Mini beach balls are one thing your guests will thoroughly enjoy tossing into the blue sky. (via Ruffled)
19. Confetti Push-Pops ($20): Colorful, mixed media confetti is all well and good, but what we’re really obsessing over are these plastic push-pops that holds it. And afterwards, your guests can keep the containers and make their own DIY pop treats.
20. Paper Planes: We’re loving these pink paper planes, but you can go with any color that fits your scheme. Stamp your initials on each plane for a unique and personalized touch. We envision an origami party in your near future… (via Southern Weddings)
22. Balloons: Nothing says celebration like a bunch of balloons. If you’re not really a fan of having things thrown on top of you (or at you), this is an equally fun variation on the tradition. (via Brides)
24. Heart-Shaped Plantable Confetti ($10 for 350 pieces): Heart-shaped anything is completely appropriate for an event celebrating love. This adorable confetti is handmade with wild flower seeds inside to mark where your love actually bloomed!
Planning a wedding? Tell us what you plan to have your guests throw as you head off into happily ever after in the comments below!