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4 Alternatives to a Wedding Day Sparkler Exit


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January 13, 2021



Who doesn’t love a good sparkler exit? I know I do! They are seriously the most perfect way to end your special day. Oh gosh, there I go with the rhyming again.. Sparkler exits have been “the thing” at weddings for years now and there’s a reason. It’s because they’re amazing! Sparklers exits are perfect for images and so much fun for your bridal party and guests! But what about those venues that don’t allow sparklers? Or if you just want to step outside the box and be different?


This list is for you, my friends!


1. Daytime Exits

I always LOVE a good ceremony exit. This gives your guests a chance to celebrate you as soon as you married! Another great thing, there are so many different ways to do them!


Daytime exit ideas:

  • Bubbles
  • Streamers
  • Confetti
    (preferably the larger sized so they photograph well and I’m sure your venue would appreciate the biodegradable also)
  • Confetti poppers
  • Autumn leaves
  • Helium balloons
  • Dried flower petals
    (feel free to mix colors)


P.S. – Wanna know the best thing about a daytime exit? You can ALSO do an exit at night as well! This way, you can be creative during the daytime exit and do your sparkler exit at night!! If needed, just make sure your timeline allows for your photographer to at least be there for a “controlled exit”. Not sure what a controlled exit is? Email me, I’d love to chat!



2. Bubbles at night

You may have thought of bubbles as more of a daytime exit (as photographed below), but bubbles at night can look so different and unique! Which isn’t that what we’re secretly all going for??


I’ve got a couple tips to help when considering a night time bubble exit:

  1. Think about getting the bigger bubble wands vs. the smaller ones. The smaller ones will still work, but those are for more for the daytime, like the image below. The bigger bubble wands will allow for the camera and flashes to pick up on the bubbles and really make them POP!
  2. To add more chances for a variety of images, consider handheld bubble blowers or a couple small bubble machines. This way, your guests don’t have to blow bubbles and it’s much more fun!


P.S. If it’s raining, it’s OKAY! Your photographer can still get a similar effect by backlighting the rain droplets! So don’t let the rain ruin your fun!



3. Fireworks

Now, I know what you’re thinking.. I said at the beginning that some venues may not allow for sparklers, so how the heck are they going to allow fireworks? Well, I can’t give you an answer to that one (haha). This is just a fun alternative to a sparkler exit because who doesn’t love fireworks?!


Fireworks are so epic, even at times romantic, I think that’s what I love about them! If you’re one of the lucky ones to find a venue that will allow fireworks… I say, go for it!

Just be sure to set an early firework time, or chit chat with your photographer to make sure they will be able to be there to capture the fireworks for when they’re scheduled to go off! This could be the chance to get some fun shots of you two as a couple dancing in front of the fireworks, kissing and so on!


4. Fiber Optic Wands

I’ve had a lot of brides and couples ask me about glow sticks for their exits. Now, I’m a huge fan of glow sticks, but when you put a flash in front and behind them, they really aren’t as bright anymore, which is extremely sad. So, what’s a good alternative? Fiber Optic Wands!


I first got this idea when I saw them featured on an episode of Disney+ where they let couples get married in Disney World. I know, crazy. But they used Fiber Optic Wands when the couple did their exit and I just thought that was the coolest thing. So, I did some research.


Get them in white and they’ll be the closest thing to sparklers you can get!

Get some fiber optic wands here!



Finally, if you just are in love with a good ‘ol Sparkler Exit.

Sometimes, you just can’t help yourself and you just love the sparkler exit so much, you just have to have it! I myself still love capturing a sparkler exit no matter how many times I do it!

So, one of my fabulous brides let me in on a little tip of her’s. She had some amazing sparklers and I’m going to link them for all of you that may need them.


Click here for the best sparklers in the world! Okay, I may be biased. But I thought they were great.



And if you’re looking for a wedding photographer to help you capture your sparkler exits and more, look no further, my friends.


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