Say Goodnight

02/21/2014 12:30 PM

03/10/2014 2:12 PM

“You put so much time into the planning of the perfect event. Your guests’ exit is as important as the impression they have when they enter the reception hall. No one likes the uncomfortable silence that follows the band or DJ stopping and starting to break down. Save a wow factor for the end of the event.” -David Klingel, Event Professor

“Why not give the guest the unexpected and something that they will talk about for years to come? The unexpected doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. But throwing that event element into your wedding reception will leave your guests talking about your shindig for a long time to come. A live animal? Your favorite live musician for the final dance of the night? A late-night food truck? Even something as simple as a cigar bar can leave the guests wanting more. “ -Debra Hall, Olive Paper

“For a winter wedding, we are using a faux snow machine for the exit which will create beautiful pictures and is in theme.” -Katrina Hutchins, Come Together Events

“For a fun (and not messy) exit, use pom-poms/shakers that represent each of your alma maters or your favorite pro teams. As guests leave they can choose which team they want to represent as they cheer you out of the reception at the end of the night.” -Erica Stawick, Ashley Baber Events

“Odds are you didn't get to spend much time with your parents this weekend. Have someone coordinate for them to be last in line before you get into your exit vehicle. That last special moment of gratitude will be one to cherish.” -Dina Berg Blazek, Dina Berg Blazek Events

PRO TIP “You are tired at the end of your reception! We always pick up overnight luggage from our clients and check them into their wedding night hotel. As they exit we simply hand them the key. They arrive and are able to go right to their room lugging nothing!” -Dina Berg Blazek, Dina Berg Blazek Events

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