THINGS TO THROW
The tradition, of course, is to toos rice at the bride and groom as they leave the ceremony. The jury is still out on whether or not this practice is really harmful to birds (Snopes says no, others say yes), but luckily there are loads of other options, like confetti, streamers, and flower petals. My current favorite is pom poms.
via Style Me Pretty
THINGS TO WAVE
Wave your hands, wave a hadkerchief, wave a ribbon wand!
THINGS TO LIGHT THE WAY
A lighted path for the bride and groom is a wonderful thing. You can use luminarias, lanterns, twinkle lights or sparklers. Sparklers are a classic and beautiful (though a little dangerous!) way to make your send off memorable. Plus, they allow for some supercute photos, like below.
from imaginary wedding
You can find inspiration for your send-off in lots of places. Movies are always a great source -- if anyone knows theatrics, it's a filmmaker. Below are some of my favorite send-offs from films.
From the romantic comedy to end all romantic comedies, Love Actually. Skip to 3:14 to see the send-off, which is sweet and simple, with the bride and groom escaping on a boat decorated with ballons.
This scene, from Monsoon Wedding, is actually the arrival of the bride and groom, but there are lots of beautiful details. I love the gorgeous rainbow of umbrellas! The marigolds that are tossed are wonderful too.
Maybe it's just the literature nerd in me, but I love everything about this wedding, from Sense and Sensibility. The ribbon wands, the confetti, the parade, the violinist...perfect.
I hope these images and videos have inspired you!