Post # 1
My sister said that in weddings where bubbles were blown it can stain the dresses. I am wondering if there are any creative alternatives to these that are biodegradable and would look nice for pictures?
Post # 3
@beth2507: Ive seen people do dried flowers buds, petals, lavendar, etc 🙂
Post # 4
We did ribbon wands like these. I didn’t like the idea of people throwing things at me, lol!
Post # 5
We weren’t allowed to have any confetti thrown (they said that would charge us per piece of confetti they found)…so no rice,birdseed, flowers, etc… Also no sparklers were allowed.
So we did the bubbles. It didn’t stain my dress though and the pictures actually turned out really well!
Post # 6
We did the sparklers exit – it was a lot of fun!
Post # 7
@beth2507: we bought biodegradable confetti, they make such a thing! It was such a awesome and wonderful find because a lot of deer grace on the property and we wanted something eco friendly!
Post # 8
I saw someone on Pinterest using food sprinkles, I imagine they would just wash away when it rained. I don’t know if it would effect dresses though…
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
Confetti, Glitter, Sprinkles (the colorful kind you put on cakes) those are the ones that come to mind.
Post # 10
@beth2507: Oh goodness, I had a HORRIBLE time trying to decide what to do. I wanted to avoid bubbles for that very reason – well, not only my dress but also my FI’s uniform which is a task to clean. Anyways, we had a lot of restrictions from the venue – no confetti, no birdseed, no petals, no rice, sparklers required approval… blah blah blah. I found Wilton’s Streamer Poppers. They’re perfect! 10 silver streams and zero confetti in each one. They’re spring loaded so no gun powder like your standard party poppers. And all the streamers stay attached to the canister so it’s super easy cleanup. I found them on Amazon for about $15 for a package of 14.
My sis had everyone hold votive candles – looks great for photos if it’s dark enough.
Post # 11
@snd485: Great idea! Where did you purchase them and how much did they cost?
@payless: I never knew that existed! Where did you find it?
@Soon2BMrsS: thank you for that idea! Did they look nice in the picture? Were they loud?
Post # 12
@beth2507: I bought the ribbon wands on Etsy from a seller called WeddingPros. It was $60 for 75 single strand wands. They turned out great but I think it would be easy to DIY too.
Post # 13
We did two types of ribbon wands. Ones for the guests for our exit and a bigger one for each or our flower girls. They were all DIY and it took maybe two sittings of my mom, sister and I to crank out 130 of them 🙂
Post # 14
We used lavender buds – they smelled wonderful but weren’t the best option in terms of tossing, just a little too light. If we were to re-do it, I would have provided everyone with a lot more of it (some guests lost all theirs to one big puff of wind).