18 Creative Exit Toss Ideas

Our favorite exit toss ideas from real weddings.
by Bridget Clegg

Amazing photo ops aside, the celebratory wedding exit toss is an age-old tradition that dates back to Roman times. (Grains were tossed at weddings to symbolize fertility—of crops and for the couple.) 

There are two opportunities to make a grand exit: after the ceremony post-"I dos" or at the end of the night when the newlyweds are leaving the reception. Want the best of both worlds? Make the ceremony exit into a fancy to-do, then organize a grand getaway for the very end of the evening.

  1. 1. Confetti Poppers

    Colorful confetti wedding ceremony exit toss
    photo by Onelove Photography

    Available at most party supply stores, confetti poppers are sure to provide a bang and a fun explosion of color.

  2. 2. Lavender-Filled Paper Cones

    Wedding exit toss with lavender seeds
    photo by Bri Cibene Photography

    Delicate lavender buds not only offer a hint of fragrance, they're a great choice for romantic or pastel color palettes. 

  3. 3. Custom Paper Airplanes

    Custom paper airplane for wedding exit toss
    photo by Steffen Harris Photography

    Get your wedding party together and start folding to create these playful well-wishes for your exit.

  4. 4. Colorful Pom-Poms

    Colorful craft pom pom wedding exit toss
    photo by Megan and Seth Photography

    A crafty staple, pom-poms are inexpensive and colorful, plus a festive (and soft!) little something for guests to throw.

  5. 5. Eco-fetti

    Ecofetti reception exit toss
    photo by Ebersole Photography

    For the more environmentally conscious couple (or the couple who wants to avoid cleanup), this snowflake-like confetti is biodegradable, water soluble and causes zero harm to animals, so you and your guests can toss it and leave it.

  6. 6. Homemade Ribbon and Bell Wands

    DIY ribbon wand wedding exit
    photo by Jen Kroll Photography

    Silk ribbons and wedding bells attached to the end of dowel rods make for a celebratory exit tunnel.

  7. 7. Heart-Shaped Confetti

    Heart-shaped confetti
    photo by Steph Smith Weddings

    There's no better way to close out the grand display of your love than with some heart-shaped paper cutouts.

  8. 8. Rainbow Sprinkles

    Rainbow sprinkle wedding exit toss
    photo by Holly Von Lanken Photography

    One of the newest, and sweetest, ideas is to give guests small bags of sprinkles to toss. (Yes, we mean your favorite ice cream topping.)

  9. 9. Bubbles

    Bubble wedding exit
    photo by My Happy Lens Photography

    Bubbles are a cheerful addition to a ceremony or reception exit. Personalize mini bottles of bubbles and they can also act as favors.

  10. 10. Spirited Cheer Poms

    Wedding exit with red and white cheer pom poms
    photo by Eclectic Images

    Encourage nostalgia and show your school spirit by handing out cheer poms in your school (or team) colors.

  11. 11. Mini Beach Balls

    Beach wedding ceremony exit with beach ball toss
    photo by Derek Chad

    Take a cue from your destination wedding or get in vacation mode no matter your locale by tossing mini beach balls.

  12. 12. Colorful Rose Petals

    Rose petal wedding exit toss
    photo by Michelle March Photography

    Rose petals have always been an exit toss staple. Consider adding in different colored rose petals to brighten the moment. 

  13. 13. Sky Lanterns

    Couple releasing sky lantern
    photo by Ginny Corbett Photography

    Send off wish lanterns into the night for even more good luck! Just be sure to check in with local fire ordinances first. If sparklers are off-limits (like in New York) it's a good bet that lanterns are too.

  14. 14. White Streamers

    Streamer wedding ceremony exit
    photo by Tina Jay Photography

    For a more streamlined look, stick to your wedding colors or a cohesive (read: all white) color palette.

  15. 15. Silver and Gold Glitter Confetti

    Gold glitter confetti toss over bride and groom
    photo by onelove photography

    Simple gold and silver confetti is always a sparkly and modern choice.

  16. 16. Cheery Flags

    Flags for exit toss
    photo by Brooke Images

    Give your guests small flags with celebratory statements to wave as you leave your ceremony and to take home after the party.

  17. 17. Rice

    Bride and groom exit photo with white rice
    photo by Michael Kaal Photography

    The tried-and-true classic, white rice is an affordable and widely available option for any wedding—just make sure your venue allows it.

  18. 18. Feathers

    White feathers for a creative exit toss idea
    photo by Sully Clemmer Photography

    For easy cleanup, opt for feathers. They're quickly swept off hardwood floors and you won't be finding them in your hair for days to come (like smaller grains or confetti). 


    For more exit inspirtion, check out some creative getaway vehicles here.

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