(Closed) How to get guests to participate in petal toss without the little poems

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What's the best way to get guests to remember to toss the petals without little poems in the cones?
    Remind them in the program : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Have the officiant tell them after the ceremony : (5 votes)
    50 %
    Both : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Neither : (0 votes)
    Other - please explain below! : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7870 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    who is handing out the petals, can that person tell the guests toss them at you during your recessional.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would leave one cone on each seat before the ceremony and instruct bridal party, close friends and parents on starting, and I’m sure everyone will follow

     

    I agree with your FI about the poems–hate them!

    Post # 5
    Member
    7870 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    or you could have the officiant say something like,

    Now let’s shower the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith with petals of love as they make their way up the aisle.

    Post # 6
    Member
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ajillity81:  +1 I like this because its less cheesy than a poem (which I’m also okay with).

    Post # 8
    Member
    45391 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @LilDrAnya:  Wedding guests are not as stupid as many brides treat them. They will figure out what they are for. People have been throwing things at couples after the ceremony for eons.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I didn’t write anything.  My bm’s son handed out the petals to guests and they knew to throw them as we exited down the aisle.

    Post # 10
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    What if you have your officiant tell the guests, but before the ceremony begins. If he’s giving a friendsly reminder to turn off cell phones, don’t take pictures, whatever you need addressed, maybe ask him to explain the petals to guests at that time.

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