Side note: It turns out I have both a sinus infection and bronchitis - No wonder I felt so bad! I'm now on 2 antibiotics and a couple other medicines, so I should be on the mend. Thanks for the well wishes!
I really thought I originally wanted sparklers for our exit after our reception, just so we could get pictures like this:
But when I thought more about it, I realized I wasn't thrilled with the idea of intoxicated adults and wild children waving fire close to my hairsprayed head or my dress. And then I started finding pictures of bubble send offs and I decided I liked them even more than the sparklers:
(You know I had to include some Anne Ruthmann!)
And with bubbles, we could do our send off after the ceremony rather than after the reception since it wouldn't need to be dark. I think the outside of the church would be a much easier (and prettier) location for the send off. Michaels, among other places, has bubble wands, and they're fairly reasonably priced with 40% off coupons:
I also found these from the Wedding Channel store that I think are adorable:
How cute would those be with a damask ribbon tied around them? They're actually on sale right now for $5.99/48 of them!
I'll probably have them in a basket next to the door, so our guests can grab one on their way out. I've seen people use clear address labels to add a little message, which is cute:
That particular one says, "Blow bubbles of good wishes for the Mr. and Mrs." and has their wedding date. I haven't decided if I'll do that or just put a sign by the basket (which would be a lot less work!) I like that this is a project I can get done ahead of time, though. I love being able to check things off my to do list!
Are you planning to have a grand exit? What will you be using?