Post # 1
I was originally going to have petals thrown at us after we were married but it is pricey for my florist just to prepare these petals (around $300)! I thought about buying the flowers and picking off the petals and bringing them to the church myself in baskets but I’m not sure if I will have time to do that on the big day or the day before. Any suggestion on how to do this? How many flowers to buy (we’ll have 150 guests)and where to buy them cheaply? And if I buy them at a Sam’s Club or Costco how can I ensure there will be enough?
Also if there are any other ideas on what to throw, i’d appreciate it. I want to stay away from bubbles. That last wedding I went to the bubbles flew in the opposite direction away from the bride and groom.
My FMIL wants to give everyone a Chinese yo-yo and have then have everyone fling it in the air at the same time. what do you think of this? Cool? Dumb?
Is anyone just not doing this tradition at all? I’m a little annoyed that I’ve spent so much time thinking about it and am about ready to just forget it. The key is if I prepare this myself, I want it to be easy and cheap!
Post # 3
Jews like to throw candy for "sweet beginnings". For my cousin’s wedding we threw small sugary white hearts so it looked like rice, but was still candy.
Post # 4
well my husband and i are in the aviation industry so we had everyone throw paper airplanes at us!
Post # 5
I have seen dried lavender (depending on your color scheme) what about silk petals- I know you can buy cheap bags of those. What about those firecracker type things, that you pull the string and they realse streamers and confetti. My original plan (since we were gonna get married in Feb) was to have a snow machine and not worry about the guest needing to throw anything. Bird seed hurts- so I wouldn’t. Dried roses and other flowers you can purchase in bulk off line. I have now thought about making wands (a small wooden dowl with ribbon attached at the end) for our guest to wave.
Post # 6
Great question– I’ve been through every option I can think of– butterflies and doves (poop and die), rice and birdseed (messy, gets in every crack and crevice, and hurts!) bubbles (unpredictable movement and a bit too popular), petals (same problems you thought of– price, availability), ribbon wands (afraid the guys won’t be into them) and think I’ll have to settle on the dried flowers or petals that lulabell suggested. Like the candy and firecracker ideas, though! Can’t wait to see what the other bees come up with!
Post # 8
is it a nighttime departure?
Sparklers look oh so cool!
Post # 9
you can order freeze dried petals online if you like that option!
Post # 10
That is so adorable! That is very unique. I love it!
SO..Mr. JCM is in the finance industry (he’s a CPA). I’m a professional student and I suck at all things math (Calculus was the death of me).
Does that mean we have people throw calculators at us? Heeh!
Post # 11
JCM9608- no but you could do number confeitti…
Post # 12
We’re getting marrried at sunset and thinking about sparklers. I just need to figure out if it’s worth the fine if we get caught!
Post # 13
I just wanted to tell you, heart shaped confetti is NOT a good idea…I originally thought it would make for some cute colorized pictures…but when the pointy ends of the hearts come at you (yes, my guests were throwing them at my chest because they wanted to see how much I could store under there), it’s quite painful…so yeah, NO Heartshaped Confetti….
Post # 14
I actually really like the idea of the chinese yo-yo’s.
We are going to do ribbon streamers. My mom is going to cover dowel rods in braided ribbon and have loose streamers at the ends. We are also going to mke little flags that say, yippee, horaay, things like that. This way they are a little more masculine than ribbons. But I think the chinese yo-yo’s would be great!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club
how about having the guests ring bells?