Fun wedding exit alternatives to sparklers

If you’re looking for fun wedding exit ideas other than sparklers, then this list is for you!

Top wedding exit alternatives

When deciding on what to use for your wedding exit take into consideration what your venue does and does not allow. Some may have designated areas. some just do not allow sparklers at all.


Bubbles are a great option and work well both at night and during the day. The “bubble machine” is a good way to ensure you get a lot of bubbles.


Champagne on bridge at night

You can’t beat champagne! Night time or daytime it’s definitely fun!

Pom poms

Pom poms are super easy to use and have about the simplest cleanup ever.


balloon wedding exit in the rain at night

Balloons are another fun option that’s both great for daylight or nighttime …and work just fine in the rain too!

Smoke Bombs

Smoke bombs are fabulous to use at night!

Flower Petals

Flower petals are lovely and photograph well in the daytime and at night. They are environmentally friendly too.


Lanterns work best in dry air at dusk before the dew has set.


Confetti can be lots of fun, however check with your venue first. Many do not allow confetti due to the immense amount of cleanup it usually requires.

Confetti photo photographed while assisting Beverly Reid Photopgraphy


Streamers are a good alternative to Confetti. They are so easy to clean up and nearly as much fun as confetti without leaving you picking up little tiny bits afterwards.


Glowsticks are a very good alternative to sparklers for anyone who doesn’t like fire or if you have a venue that doesn’t allow sparklers. There are different kinds of glowsticks. In this photo you’ll see a few that look like just white tubes, those are lit by LEDs. They blink on and off so quickly the human eye doesn’t notice it, but a camera picks it up.


These were tricky to get to pop at the same time. They kinda popped when they felt like it. So they’re not my favorite.


wedding fireworks at night

Howe Farms offers upgrades to fireworks. The best part is its remotely controlled and you can choose to start them when you’re ready.

Check with your venue, some offer fireworks as an add-on.

cold sparks wedding exit

Cold pyro fountains

These are great. Unlike sparklers and fireworks they burn cold. No one is at risk of getting burnt. You can stick your hand into it and it’s cold.


I know this is a post about alternatives to sparklers, but there is something magic about them that are lots of fun and great for photos.

Bonus tip for upping the level of Fun, get some fun glasses to wear for the exit.

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  1. These are all great ideas and beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love all these unique exit options!

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