You’ve been thinking about your wedding for a long time, years or even longer. You’ve put a lot of thought into every detail, from the cake flavor to the flowers and more. Are you going to say your vows in front of an arch? Will the bridesmaids have matching dresses or simply wear the same color? There’s so much to think about and decide upon! With all of this going on, it can be a very common mistake to forget the end of the night. Which are the best ways to end your wedding reception?
You’re not going to simply walk out of the reception, right? In years past, it was very en vogue to throw birdseed, but this is now frowned upon. This tradition has been surpassed with plenty of fun, funky, romantic, and creative options. You can even make your big goodbye totally unique to you as a couple. If you need help getting inspired, here are a few of our favorite ways to end your reception:
Bouquet and Garter Toss
It has become a popular exit to do the bouquet and garter tosses at the end of the night rather than in the middle of the reception. These events garner everyone’s attention and they are fun and full of energy, making them a great way to end the night.
Same-Day Edit of Your Wedding Video
A same-day edit is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a four to a five-minute film of your wedding that your videographer cuts during the reception and you and your guests watch at the end of the night. It includes video footage from all the moments of your wedding, from you and your bridal party getting ready, to the ceremony and key moments in the reception. This ends up being a perfect, heartwarming little package to sum up the night and leave everyone with a happy tear in their eye.
Late Night Munchies
Today’s weddings tend to go for hours and hours. From the ceremony to the pictures to the reception, you and your loved ones have been dressed up, talking, dancing, and drinking all day and night. Even though you fed them dinner, this was hours ago. One of our favorite ideas is to have our expert culinary team create some late-night passed munchies. These can be flatbreads, sliders, mini tacos, or your favorite snack food. It is a fun way to end the night and leave your guests feeling satisfied.
Release Sky Lanterns
There’s nothing more romantic than watching beautiful paper sky lanterns take off into the sky. Many even consider ending the event this way to be good luck. Don’t forget to charge the lanterns with your personal wishes as they ascend toward the heavens!
This list is only the beginning! There is a lot that goes into planning your big day. We’re here to help! You don’t need to handle this monumental task on your own! Our team of professionals will handcraft your Reno wedding from the moment you take your first tour to the big send-off at the end of the night.