Weddings are filled with traditions — from your dad walking you down the aisle and reciting your vows to the first dance and cutting the cake. But there's one classic must-do that you may forget about amidst wedding-day flurry: the wedding send off!
Traditionally, the wedding party showers the couple with rice as they make their post-reception getaway, giving their best wishes as they embark on their journey as Mr and Mrs. However, with more couples adding their own personal touches to their special day, the wedding send-off has gotten a style upgrade in every way. And with these fun ideas (who wouldn't want to walk through a whirl of bright confetti?), it's easy to see why couples are going the non-traditional route and making this special moment uniquely their own.
We've rounded up 23 creative wedding exit photos that range from traditional to whimsical. For classic couples you'll find the petal toss an appropriate touch, while glam couples should consider using gold confetti to match gilded wedding décor. If you want something that makes more of a statement, try popping shimmery ribbon streamers or ask guests to wave sizzling night-time sparklers. And with the couples' brimming smiles in all of these snapshots, it's impossible not to be charmed by these once-in-a-lifetime moments with the dearest and closest sending them off into newlywed bliss.
Feeling inspired? Click through to see our roundup of creative wedding exit photos!
Photo by Amelia Lyon Photography