Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

The days of throwing rice and herbs at the happy couple as they leave is a thing of the past. The tradition has evolved into bigger and brighter ideas. With Pinterest worthy and extravagant sendoffs floating around the internet, here are a few ideas to assist you in finding the perfect sendoff to fit your personality.

Sparkler exits at the end of the wedding night have become the new “it” thing. As the newly married couple walks through the tunnel of sparkle, photographers snap a few “lit” pics to show off the perfect ending to the perfect wedding day.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Hunter Photography 

Photo Credit: Stephanie Hunter Photography 

A fun twist to the sendoff is renting a vintage car for the getaway vehicle. Ride into your new life as a married couple in style!

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

To create a sentimental aspect to the end of the evening, use a vintage car with special meaning. A few Ma Maison brides have used their father’s cherished vehicles (some even were a surprise!) as their getaway car.

Photo Credit: Lauren Rathbun Photography

Photo Credit: Lauren Rathbun Photography

Thinking about your likes and dislikes, cars may not be your speed. A perk of Ma Maison being on 23 acres of the Hill Country is, we have space for a helicopter. You read that right, a helicopter. Instead of heading out in a car, fly out!

Photo Credit: Jenny DeMarco Photography 

Photo Credit: Jenny DeMarco Photography 

For a lasting impression on your guests, hire a pyrotechnic team to set up gerbs for your getaway car to drive past.  You may be asking, what is a “gerb”?  A grab is a firework that produces a fountain of sparks.

Photo Credit: AJH Photography 

Photo Credit: AJH Photography 

If objects that can light someone’s hair on fire isn’t your forte, maybe opt for a less showy option. Glow sticks may be your perfect solution. They still give off light without creating a messy cleanup. Not to mention the pictures can turn out very cool!

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography 

Photo Credit: Caitlin Guidry Photography 

Streamers are the new confetti. However, many venues like Ma Maison prohibit the use of them because even three months after the wedding, you still find pieces in places they shouldn’t be! The pop out streamers from Genevieve and Connor’s wedding were perfect, no mess to clean up and a fun way to send the happy couple out!

Photo Credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography 

Photo Credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography 

A balloon release, another fun alternative for a sendoff, creates memorable moments and artistic photos. With colorful balloons in hand, have the bride and groom walk down the line of people as guests release the balloons. If the bride and groom want to be part of the release, have the bride release a white balloon and the groom, a black balloon.

Photo Credit: Joseph West Photography 

Photo Credit: Joseph West Photography 

There may be various sendoff ideas but no matter what material or method you choose for your sendoff, the decision will fit you and your new husband or wife’s style and personalities!