An Exit Strategy

31 May

Boy, do I have a lot to say.

Unfortunately, it’ll be MUCH too long to say it all in one post. So I’ll start with a more recent disappointment.

Our reception space cannot do a sparkler exit.

I know, “/sarcasm/ OH BOO HOO, YOU POOR THING”. But… but… I was really eager for pictures like this:

By the way, do you remember how I was gushing about how wonderful my photographers are? This is one of their’s. I KNOW RIGHT, AREN’T THEY AWESOME #forevergushing (Image (c) StudioSomething)

But… we can’t have pictures like that… because our reception space doesn’t allow it. For good reason too, the last time they did a sparkler exit, the guests left the sparklers lying around everywhere, charred the wooden deck, and made a general mess of things. :\ It is because of that wedding that all other wedding have promptly suffered.

So… what else can we do? What will work for an evening exit?

I’ve had ideas, but GP didn’t really like them – glow stick exit doesn’t match our general wedding ‘theme’, bubbles don’t photograph well at night, confetti is usually out of the question because of the mess factor (and I don’t really like confetti). The reception space usually has a goodbye circle or an archway, but a goodbye circle involves the bride and groom saying goodbye to EVERYONE (and we have over 100 guests) and the archway was used by my cousin for her wedding (and I’m trying not to do the same thing as her).

So what do we do!? Anyone have any ideas? :\

5 Responses to “An Exit Strategy”

  1. candice May 31, 2013 at 18:58 #

    Fairy lights, Balloons and maybe candles, they all photograph well too :)))) Good luck chook!

  2. candice May 31, 2013 at 19:00 #

    balloons with glow sticks in them????? could be interesting

  3. eichanist June 1, 2013 at 00:48 #

    Hey Candi! Thanks for the suggestions. 😀 GP really perked up at the balloons with glow sticks in them. We love that idea! We just gotta figure out the logistics…

    I (personally) love the fairy lights – because it would be easy to pull off logistically and fairy lights can be oh-so-pretty! ❤ GP really wants to use a black light with neon balloons.

    We've also been suggested bubble-mixed-with-glowstick-paint mixture, which would make for some interesting pictures!

    So many options to think about!!

  4. Blair June 1, 2013 at 06:03 #

    How about chinese lantern (flying type)

    Are there any restrictions on fireworks over there?

    • eichanist June 1, 2013 at 14:38 #

      Unfortunately yes 😦 I wanted these from the beginning but there’s a total ban in Australia because it’s a potential fire hazard.

      Also I want to see pictures of Bub Taylor when bubby is born!!

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