Post # 1
Hey bees! We have yet to decide on what to do for our send-off. We’re thinking confetti but we’re having a hard time finding biodegradable confetti. We don’t want to litter! We aren’t allowed to use bird seed at our venue. Thought about sparklers but I’m not about to get anything caught on fire! Any suggestions??
Post # 3
I’ve seen sparklers (such pretty pictures), wishing sticks, flags, paper airplanes, bubbles, chinese laterns, rose pedals…
Post # 4
I originally wanted to do lanterns, but there are a lot of technical issues with that. Now, I am super excited for our sparkler send off!
You could consider sprinkles, rose petals, bubbles, or even the traditional rice?
Post # 5
@Fanciful: Oh, sprinkles are a good idea! Those will dissolve.
Rice is fatal to birds if they eat it… Makes their tummies expand which can kill them.
Post # 6
We’re planning on sprinkles for leaving the ceremony and sparklers for leaving the reception.
Post # 7
@dreamer1288: The bird/rice/explosion thing is just a myth so don’t let that prohibit you: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/birdrice.asp although it looks like the real danger there is creating a slippery surface so that might be good enough reason to skip it 🙂
Post # 8
i don’t know what to do either 🙁 we are having a day wedding so i’m not sure what’ll show up best. i also was thinking about doing a lavender toss…
Post # 9
@jennmariee: That’s good to know!! Thanks for the link!
@amandasouthcarolina: Bubbles would be pretty for a day wedding. Or maybe the wishing sticks with bells?
Post # 11
We used bubbles and had our “send off” from ceremony to reception instead of after the reception. Tons of fun!
Although I will say that a friend used bubbles for a nighttime send off (after the reception) and the photos turned out AMAZING because of the way the bubbles caught the light from the cameras. 🙂
Post # 12
@Gemstone: As much as I would like to do bubbles, my fiance’s suit is gray and he would really like to wear it after the wedding. I’m afraid the bubbles would stain it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
We had a sparkler send-off and it was awesome!