The end of the actual wedding.
I looked at this article to see if I could find an answer, and I'm still not really thrilled by anything.
The article's suggestions are: throwing flower petals, riding off into the sunset on a bicycle, forming an archway of umbrellas, leaving on a rickshaw, leaving in a vintage car, blowing bubbles, riding off on scooters, having guests light sparklers, leaving on a golf cart, rowing away on a boat, (again) leaving in a vintage car, leaving on a trolley, wading in the ocean tide, and the groom carrying the bride away.
Some of these ideas are not practical for us, since we are getting married in a church nowhere near water in the middle of the afternoon. (So no boats, ocean waves, or sparklers.) The entry to my church is not condusive to umbrellas (hoping it's not that hot or rainy anyway). The bicycle, rickshaw, scooters, and golf cart: NO. We actually do have a trolley coming, to take the bridal party from the church to pictures to the reception.
This looks like a nightmare and would totally ruin both dress and tux.
This seems like a recipe for disaster.
So now I'm getting kind of whiny about the whole thing. Is it really necessary for us to have a formal send-off in front of the church when we are just going to go back inside to take pictures? We are doing a mini-receiving line, with me, A., and our parents. Can't we just thank people for coming and say we'll see them later at the reception?
A CONFETTI CANNON! Have to rent that and someone to sweep it up after.
I know there are no hard and fast rules for weddings, really, other than the actual getting married part; but I don't really think I need to have anyone throwing things at us (or blowing bubbles at us) on our wedding day. Right? (Unless it's money, but that would be tacky. LOL)
Off to do more wedding-y things---