(Closed) Alternatives to the “rice toss?”

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

This is one of the things I’m most excited about. We got flags made up from an etsy seller and they say ‘hooray’ and ‘jolly good’ on them. I’m getting one of the ushers to hand them out to people and they’ll wave them as we exit. So fun!

The shop seems to be closed for the time being though but here it is if anyone is interested : http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinybirdarts

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Found a pic!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t go, but a friend told me she went to an evening wedding recently where they used sparklers.  She said it looked really good..,but I don’t know how well that would work for a daytime wedding.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our wedding venue says no petals, no sparklers, no birdseed, no rice!? So when I saw this post I was so anxious to see what ppl are using. Im not a fan of bubbles either. It just doesnt seem classy. I like the banners. I was thinking of polls with streamers on the end that the flower girls would wave on the way out or one on each chair for guests. Or even little bells on each persons seat so they could ring at the end. but would they refrain at other times?? i need more ideas?!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve seen pom poms and dried lavender.  I’ve also seen ‘eco-confetti’ made from that paper that has wildflower seeds in it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re not too concerned with cost, consider a butterfly release. Just google wedding butterflies. I’d love to do it, but it’s slightly out of our budget. I think it would be beautiful and unique. Something less expensive I’ve been considering, are those confetti “poppers” that you pull on, they sell at New Years or 4th of July time. I haven’t yet looked into it yet, though so I don’t know the pros/cons.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

We’re just having people clap for us. I don’t need to spend extra money on bubbles or ribbon wands. And the problem with bubbles or wands or banners is that no one can clap while waving the wand or blowing bubbles.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing ribbon wands.  They look pretty cool in photos, and I think there are a couple diy tutorials floating around.  We bought ours from Joann’s with a 40% off coupon.  They were 24 for $25, but only about $16 with the coupon and tax..  We got 48 of them, and the maids will hand them to the people standing at the front of the pack on the stairs!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve seen the butterfly release before and though it was awesome in theory, not all those little ladies wanted out at the same time so no one is really looking at you when you are walking out…I like the idea of flags, stremers, or a noise maker of some sort…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Maybe you could get some bells and have everyone ring those as you leave!

Miss Cali Girl in NJ…I understand not every one is a fan of bubbles, but I wouldn’t say that it isn’t classy!  Anything can be classy if you do it the right way…..

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the bubbles, but I think I’m personally going with clapping 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went to a wedding where they used lavender.  It’s small like rice and birdseed, and it smells good when you walk on it!

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