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EXTRAORDINARY WEDDING EXITS:

THE GRAND FINALE OF YOUR OREGON WEDDING CELEBRATION


Your wedding exit isn't just a conclusion to the celebration; it's a symbolic step into your new life together, brimming with excitement and anticipation for the adventures ahead. As the party winds down, your journey as a married couple is just beginning! Newlyweds often want a dramatic departure moment as unforgettable as the rest of their special day, capturing high-impact photos and sharing one last celebratory moment to bookend the celebration!


Let's explore how to create an extraordinary reception exit at our Oregon wedding venue. With a few props, some preparation, and your cherished guests, we'll craft a farewell that leaves a lasting impression and sets the stage for your happily ever after!


RIBBON WANDS: WHIMSICAL & FUN


Offer your guests colorful streamers matching your wedding theme to wave as you depart. Floating ribbons make for exciting wedding photos and ensure a lot of fun for you and your guests.


Spring outdoor wedding ceremony set amidst nature's blossoms and lush greenery at Abernethy Center in Portland, Oregon.

WHERE TO SHOP RIBBON WANDS

Explore the handcrafted selection at The BridesMaidShop on Etsy for custom-made wands designed with bells, lace, and various ribbon combinations. Looking for a DIY option? Gather your supplies locally from Mill End Store in Beaverton or Milwaukee, and use this video tutorial to make your own ribbon wands.


PRO TIP: Show love for Mother Earth with a sustainable wedding exit! Upcycle ribbons, bubble blowers, and light wands from Facebook Marketplace for a more eco-friendly celebration.


BUBBLES: ETHEREAL & ROMANTIC


Create magical clouds of bubbles for a dreamy escape. Your photos will sparkle, especially after dark, casting an enchanting glow on your celebration. Enhance the experience with a bubble blower for added volume and whimsy.


Summer outdoor wedding ceremony at Abernethy Center in Portland, Oregon, featuring lush greenery, clear blue skies, and elegant decor

WHERE TO SHOP BUBBLES

You can find mini bubble tubes on Amazon for your guests. Alternatively, check out Lippman Co. in southeast Portland for a local touch.


PRO TIP: Elevate the enchantment with strategically placed bubble blowers for billowing clouds of magical bubbles.


LIGHT WANDS & GLOWSTICKS: ENERGETIC & EXCITING


Illuminate your departure with LED wands, glowsticks, or twinkle lights for a safe and dazzling alternative to sparklers. These lightsticks can double as dancefloor props and create a mesmerizing effect as you bid farewell.


Fall outdoor wedding ceremony at Abernethy Center in Portland, Oregon, showcasing vibrant autumn foliage, romantic atmosphere, and picturesque surroundings

WHERE TO SHOP GLOWSTICK & LIGHT WANDS

Discover a variety of options on Amazon, including fiber optic light wands and large glowstick packs. For local flair, visit Cheers To You Party Goods in Southwest Portland.


PRO TIP: Why limit the fun to just the exit? Glowsticks and light wands are a blast on the dance floor, too!


THINGS TO AVOID

Remember to avoid sparklers and other items that pose a risk to safety and venue cleanliness (like birdseed, confetti, and flower petals). Contact your Event Specialist for detailed guidelines about what is and is not allowed at our venues.


MORE INSPIRATION

Ready to elevate your wedding exit to new heights? Embrace the spirit of adventure and mix it up with multiple props—imagine ribbon wands twirling alongside bubbles or glowsticks illuminating a cascade of bubbles. It's the ultimate recipe for a fun and fabulous exit!


With a touch of creativity and the right props, your wedding exit can become a standout moment on your big day. Don't forget to explore our Pinterest board featuring stunning wedding exits from each of our venues. Get inspired and start planning your own epic grand finale. We can't wait to see your vision come to life!



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