Post # 1
My wedding is at a winery, and our ceremony will be outside near the vineyards. Because of this, o ur venue is very specific about what we can and cannot have as they don’t want anything to have a negative effect on the environment.
The following are not allowed:
aisle runners, released balloons, rice, sand, beads, birdseed, live animals, confetti, faux rose petals, glitter, smoke machines, pyrotechnics, sparklers and fireworks
We had thought about sprinkles, but realized that in the June heat, they would probably melt and stain. As a young girl, I always imagined bubbles, but I don’t want them to get in anyone’s eyes or on my dress.
What did y’all have thrown at your wedding, or have seen thrown at a wedding?
Post # 3
What about guests doing something like blowing bubbles or waving colourful streamers instead?
Post # 4
@somerrae: You could use real rose petals, ribbon wands, bubbles, or glowsticks (the long necklace ones). I agree that sprinkles may not be the best idea in the summer heat, and the last thing you want is a bunch of melted sprinkles all over your dress!
Post # 5
I really wanted to have dried lavendar buds that we wrapped in slightly transluscent handmade paper sachets and left on all the guest chairs, but we decided to forgo it for several reasons, including that it seemed too springy/summery for our fall wedding.
Post # 6
Daytime… Bubbles OR Streamers
As an aside…
As a someone over 50, I remember when Confetti was the norm… sure it was messy (which is WHY so many places don’t allow it any longer)… BUT OOOOH HOW I MISS IT !! Confetti was awesome !!
Hope this helps,
Post # 7
Also consider that it is an option to NOT have anything to throw/waive/blow/etc. at you. BTW, I mean this in a completely objective way.
Post # 8
Seed paper? Or paper seeds, whatever they’re called. You can get them on Etsy.
Post # 9
Since your venue has so many restrictions, I’d suggest asking them what most people who have been married there throw. They probably will have a few ideas 🙂
My venue has many of the same restrictions as yours (museum), and we’re not going to have anything thrown. In our case, I’ve never actually been to a wedding where anything was thrown, so I’m cool with that.
Post # 10
I know that not having anything thrown is an option, but my photographer really likes the way the photos can turn out–and I’m open to anything that can make for great photos. (:
My wedding coordinator said that generally couples have bubbles or nothing. But the idea of bubbles no longer appeals to me or the FI.
While searching, I did find EcoFetti ( http://www.ecofetti.com ), which is biodegradable and will disinegrate with water. I’m going to check with the venue to see if they will allow that.
Thank you for your suggestions ladies!
Post # 11
@somerrae: Our venue has a lot of the same rules and they are letting us use the ecofetti! I bought a ton of it and I cant wait to see how the pictures turn out!
Post # 12
Why not just use real rose petals?
Post # 13
Dried flower petals. Make sure that they are naturally coloured and don’t use any synthetic dyes, though! You can just get them from ebay. Dead cheap.
Post # 14