Post # 1
My dude and I are not a very traditional couple. Nor a romantic or lovey-dovey couple. In a word, we’re pretty random. So we’re trying to make this wedding as "us" as possible: not too romantic and rather random. And for the most part, my sisters (aka my wedding planners) and FH have been pretty encouraging of all my quirky ideas (ie. rather than a guestbook, we are handing out madlib cards for guests to leave us their information and a madlib good luck message). But they don’t seem to like this one…yet I just can’t shake it.
I’m not a fan of having rose petals, rice, etc tossed as we walk back down the aisle as man and wife (I don’t want to deal with the clean up issue). Not being able to think of anything else, I jokingly asked FH for ideas (hes not really into the planning thing) and he jokingly responded with "baseballs!" He is a HUGE baseball fan (I sometimes joke that he loves baseball more than me! But seriously, thats not a joke) and I thought this might be a cute way of incorporating his love for baseball into the wedding. I was thinking of finding white nerfballs, draw red threading on it like a baseball, and have guests pummell us with nerf baseballs as we walk back down the aisle!
I love it! Does anyone else? Is this just absolutely ridiculous?
Post # 3
I think it could be a lot of fun! Just make you know your audience (don’t want to get nailed too hard!) and that the red won’t rub off or transfer.
The downside is that there would definitely be clean up involved, probably even more than petals or rice.
Post # 4
That does sound super silly — but it also sounds very YOU! I was reading that and thinking to myself "wow baseballs being thrown at you would hurt!" then I kept reading and saw the nerf part of it — phew! haha
I think it does sound fun and different but I’ll also give my slightly more conservative view point of — what will your parents and grandparents think? I am totally of the mentality that it is *your* wedding and therefore you can do what *you* want … especially if you are paying for the wedding on your own … but with that said you do sometimes have to think about your guests and make sure that the event is comfortable for them — they are the guests!
With that said, I love the idea of incorporating the nerf "baseballs" buuuut … maybe just skip the whole throwing stuff at the bride and groom completely … and give out the "baseballs" as a favor. Also as an FYI I have been to a ton of weddings in the last few years and never thrown anything at anyone, I think this tradition is slightly dying out, and therefore, totally skippable.
BUT! If you really want to do it — DO IT! Have fun!
Post # 5
I don’t think the idea is silly but I’m with the group that isn’t crazy about it. Petals, Bubble, Rice spreads apart when thrown and doesn’t really have "weight" to them. Nerfballs, no matter how soft, can still feel like "something" when hit – esp if you have a beamer in the group. Plus, I don’t know how your guests will feel about "throwing" something of substantial mass at you. Also, you might want to take into account the possibility of someone stepping on a nerfball and maybe rolling their ankle.
Post # 6
Maybe you could find mini-baseball shaped toys or candy? You could have everyone throw them UP, so they fall down in front of you (rather than throw them AT you). That could be an awesome picture!
Post # 7
I think it is a GREAT idea.
A wedding should be a reflection of you…….not just what Martha Stewart says is pretty haha
What about making baseball CONFETTI?
You can make little baseball circles out of paper.
Then you don’t have to worry about anything bonking you in the head
Post # 8
I think the possibility of up in the air and not at you is something you should consider. Although if it represents the two of you I say go for it!
I would look into the foam stress balls, my company had them made with our logo on them, and they were baseballs. That might be kind of cute it could have your names on them and the kids sure would have fun collecting all balls after they have been thrown in the air.
Post # 9
i like spraguebride’s idea of the paper baseball confetti!! not only safe for you, but safe for your guests too. ( what if someone throws it at/by you and ends up hitting grandma "whoever" in the face) i also think baseball favors would be adorable!
Post # 10
I love it! My FI and I are wacky too. So we are having people throw paper airplanes!
Post # 11
I think it sounds fun! My only concern would be if they are all over the place, will guests be tripping on them? The confetti idea is a cool one that doesn’t cause hazards!
Post # 12
I would get a kick out of pelting the bride and groom with Nerf balls.
Also- they probably wouldn’t get stuck in your hair and down the front of your dress like rice or confetti!
Post # 13
I like the idea! But then again I have been toying with the idea of using small beach balls, since we will be getting married on the beach. You might be able to find inflatable baseballs. This would cut down on your work.
Post # 14
my fiance and i love it! we have been trying to think of fun things that mimic tradition but are unique, this trumps all ideas we’ve had! good luck
Post # 15
I love the baseball idea! But then again we are different also. We like traditional with a mix of wakcy. Like a button bouquet and skulls hidden through out our wedding. I like being different and being us. I say go for it. Yes the Nerf balls might hurt if it hits the wrong person but I know our friends and it would turn into a war and be so fun. More then likely my grandma would be hitting everyone to top it off.. I say go for what ever you want and be you. There is awesome blogs out there for wacky brides and grooms along with weddingbees. Keep us posted on your ideas I would love to see them! Good luck!
Post # 16
What about having friends and family creating an arch with baseball bats (think like a military sword ceremony) for you all to walk through instead of having items thrown at you?