A lot of brides put so much thought into planning their
ceremony and reception with creative DIY projects and special little touches.
They want to create a wedding that expresses themselves and their grooms.
However, I have noticed that a lot of brides seem to forget one other important
element… the Grand Exit.
Does the bar shut down and the music stop and that’s
it? This seems kind of awkward to me. What do you do next, just stand there
until everyone leaves?
Why not include your guests on one more fun surprise at
the end of the night? How about a send off song? Are you going to Vegas? The DJ
or band could play Viva Las Vegas. There is always that last fun song to play
for your guests so that they can go home with that fun song in their head:
Closing Time by Semisonic, or Margaritaville by Jimmy buffet. What guest can
resist chiming in?
The Grand exit should not only be about that last song but
also a fun surprise element. Get your guests involved. Maybe make a human
tunnel that the bride & groom run through to get into their limo? Maybe
have guests wave sparklers in the air as the bride & groom walk by to get
into their limo or car?
Maybe have a pyro-technics show of fireworks set to
music to wow your guests one more time? A fun wedding should keep the guests
engaged the entire time even until the end. Let your guests leave the wedding
smiling and wishing it didn’t end. - by Evonne Grabauskas of Beautiful Celebrations weddings & events www.beautifulcelebrations.net