Wedding Reception Exits

Let’s talk wedding reception exits!

Katie Rivera Photography – One of the sweetest couples I have had the honor of coordinating their wedding – Wes and Kayla!


Your reception is finished.  The tables are ready to be cleaned.  The guests have danced all night, and they are ready to bid you goodbye!

You’re excited to leave.  Your guests line up, and they are ready to celebrate you leaving as husband and wife, but wait!  What are you going to give your guests for the reception exit?


We have seen awesome exits at Eberley Brooks.  We’ve seen fake snow, biodegradable confetti, flower petals, sparklers, bubbles, lighted balloons (although they are not Earth friendly, and we don’t recommend these), glow sticks, ribbon wands, New Orleans style band marching the couple out, and the simple clap and yell!

Lots of fun ideas!  Each of which your guests would love!  (Minus the balloons.  Don’t do the balloons.  The turtles will thank you.)


As fun examples, I thought it would be fun to share the exit ideas of the girls working in the office at Eberley Brooks.


First up, Hannah and Jordan exited with biodegradable confetti.  It was so much fun!  The only thing that’s not great about the confetti is that it doesn’t biodegrade quickly.  Sadly, we have to charge a small cleaning fee for throwing confetti, BUT it is so worth it!  Look at this awesome picture of Hannah and Jordan at their wedding.

Deborah Faith Photography – Jordan and Hannah Davis

Emily and Cole excited to sparklers and so did Katy and Matt.  Sparklers are classic.  They are beautiful.  The pictures are gorgeous, and EBE has sparkler exits down to a science.  All you have to bring for the sparkler exits are the sparklers.  We take care of the rest!  You don’t have to pass them out, light them, or worry about the aftermath.  We have you covered!

Joshua Ratliff Photography – Cole and Emily Lidiak
BBM Creative Photography – Matt and Katy Rush

For some reason I’m not allowed to light sparklers often (haha!), but when I do, it is so much fun!


Nathan and I had an interesting exit.  We were married in 2011, and in 2011 Texas was in a major, horrible drought.  Our venue would not allow us to do sparklers.  Our venue had also just laid new sod, so we were not allowed to throw anything that would attract birds, i.e. rose petals, rice, anything like that.  We had a hard time figuring something out.  Which landed us on birthday horns.  It was pretty silly, but I thought it was hilarious.  I was laughing really hard!  The bad thing about birthday horns is that they don’t show up in pictures.  And yes, that is dirt on the bottom of my dress.  That’s what happens when you get married outside in West Texas.  And also yes. I was blonde for a long time.  Nathan has actually seen my hair change many times.  We both agree that red is best!

Ashley Kerby Photography


Misty and Austin were married down in the Hill Country in 2010.  They exited to real rose petals, and it created an awesome picture!  Rose petals are so pretty, and they smell great! Bonus!

So tell us, What did you exit to?  Do you have an idea for an exit item that we didn’t list?

We’d love to hear from you!

Cubs Win,