The Importance of the Bride and Groom’s Wedding Grand Exit
I witnessed an old tradition recently at a wedding I worked at, and was so impressed by how elegantly the bride and groom pulled it off, that I thought I would share it with all of you – it was the wedding grand exit. Not many people do this anymore since after-parties have become all the rage, but I think there’s something very sweet and romantic about the bride and groom making an exit as the guests cheer them on.
There are countless ways to make a grand exit, from simply driving off into the sunset as guests wave sparklers, blow bubbles, or throw confetti; to jumping into a helicopter, boat, or horse and buggy while fireworks light up the sky. Whichever style you choose, make sure you slip into something a bit more comfortable first – enter the getaway dress – what a great excuse for a wardrobe change!
I like the idea of keeping the color of your getaway dress similar to your wedding gown, but with a shorter length and more of a party feel. Check out some of my favorites below – BCBG has some great ones.
Whether you are leaving for your honeymoon right at that moment or taking a day or two to pack and unwind from all the wedding excitement before starting your vacation, the grand exit allows you to spend some quality relaxation time with your groom, while you reminisce about your wonderful day. It also leaves one last warmhearted memory of the day for your guests as they make their way home.