Amazing photo ops aside, the celebratory wedding exit toss is an age-old wedding tradition that dates back to Roman times. (Grains were tossed at weddings to symbolize fertility — of crops and for the couple!) Today there’s a ton of options to make your exit truly memorable. Here are our favorite examples from real weddings…
Explosive Confetti Poppers
You can buy them at party supply stores — they’re sure to provide a bang and an explosion of color. (From the album: A Traditional Wedding in Austin, TX)
Lavender-Filled Paper Cones
Fragrant and delicate lavender buds were the perfect choice for this couple’s purple palette. (From the album: A Glam Purple Wedding in Lafayette, LA)
Custom Paper Airplanes
For a wedding in a children’s museum, it only makes sense to throw kid-friendly paper airplanes for exit well wishes! (From the album: A School-Themed Wedding in San Diego, CA)
Colorful Pom Poms
A crafty staple, these inexpensive and colorful pom poms are a festive (and soft!) something for guests to throw. (From the album: A Vintage DIY Wedding in Monroe, LA)
One of the newest sweetest ideas is to give guests small bags of sprinkles to toss. Yes, like an ice cream cone with sprinkles on top kind of sprinkles!
If you’re worried about rainbow sprinkles staining clothing (with a little sweat or rain those colors will run), use the all-white variety.
Homemade Ribbon and Bell Wand
Silk ribbons and wedding bells tied on the end of dowel rods make for a twinkly exit tunnel. (From the album: A Vintage Indoor Wedding in Washington, DC)
Make your exit toss do double duty! In birch bark cones, this couple had eucalyptus leaves serve as their aisle markers and as their exit toss material. (From the album: A Rustic Destination Wedding at Shaker Village)
Bubbles are a cheerful addition to a ceremony or reception exit. Personalize your mini wedding bubbles and they’ll act as a favor! (From the album: A Vintage Wedding in Jefferson City, MO)
Spirited Cheer Poms
What’s more encouraging than the cheerleader’s equipment of choice? Hand out cheer poms in the sport enthusiast couple’s favorite school or team colors. (From the album: A Stylish Modern Wedding in Jacksonville, FL)
Mini Beach Balls
Get in beach mode at a destination wedding by throwing mini beach balls!
Rose Petal-Filled Paper Cones
Rose petals are an exit toss staple — patterned paper cones printed with the couple’s names add a personalized touch. (From the album: A Vibrant Garden Wedding in Wheaton, IL)
Sky Lantern and Sparklers
Amidst a sparkler exit, send off a wish lantern into the night for even more good luck! (From the album: A Lakeside Romantic Wedding in Montville, NJ)
For a more streamlined look, stick toyour wedding colors, as these two did with an apple green and white streamer exit. (From the album: A Creative Modern Wedding in Pasadena, CA)
Gold Glitter Confetti
Simple gold confetti is a sparkly and modern choice. (From the album: Sequins and Circus Wedding Inspiration)
Give your guests small flags to wave as you leave your ceremony and to take home after the party! (From the album: A Casual Wedding in Old Bridge, NJ)
Eco-Friendly Paper Confetti
Use environmentally friendly paper (it dissolves!) for an outdoor ceremony send-off. (From the album: An Outdoor Wedding in Mackinac Island, MI)
Sheet Music Paper Cones Filled With Confetti
Paper cones made from sheet music (and then filled with peach confetti) are an easy way to honor your love of music. Take a tip from these two and put on a pair of sunglasses to shield the barrage of confetti flying your way! (From the album: A DIY Wedding in Edwardsville, IL)
More ways to make a statement exit!