Let me tell you a little secret… You can save $ by having a controlled exit.
What’s a controlled exit!?
It’s where you and your bridal party (and maybe a few family members) sneak out during the reception and take photos with sparklers. Why?! So you don’t have to hire a wedding photographer for as many hours AND still get those epic grand exit photos!
Here are 3 reasons why a controlled exit is the best
Can I still do a controlled exit if I don’t have sparklers? Of course! Controlled exits work for anything you choose- you don’t have to have sparklers for epic photos!
Pro Tip: I suggest sneaking out the bridal party and maybe a few family members if you have a smaller bridal party. This way the party doesn’t stop. If you invite everyone, some people get confused and think it’s the real exit and leave. And the dance floor becomes empty and it can be hard to get it grooving again. Plus, a major bonus of a controlled exit is more photos. If you invite everyone, you run into the same problem that grand exits have- they take FOREVER! It’s hard to manage 100+ guests. Do yourself a favor, and keep it a secret and just your bridal party.
Here’s a photo from Molly and Tay’s controlled exit!!
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