Post # 1
I was hoping someone has or is going through this same type of case.
We are having our wedding ceremony in a catholic church. I really really really want bubbles blown at us after we are married. I’m sure we can’t do it inside the church. But I would like them to blow bubble outside.
But how do I do this?
I was planning on putting them in baskets next to the church door.
BUT! We will already have our recessional and will have walked back up the aisle before the guests can get them.. I don’t know how to stage it so that in the pictures it will still look like we are walking through a line of guests blowing bubbles for us..
Oh.. PS: We’re getting married this coming saturday!
Post # 3
the way i’ve seen it at church weddings is that the ceremony is complete and the Wedding Party walks the recessional and kind of hugs and lines up with their families to shake hands (or if they don’t do this, they take pictures, etc) and the guests go outside and wait for the grand exit. I’ve been asked to be the bubble organizer before b/c i wasn’t in the wedding party, and i don’t mind talking to people I don’t know. When i did this, i just explained that the bride wanted everybody to blow the bubbles when they exited the church, and to line up on both sides. People are just milling around looking for direction after the ceremony anyway. Get someone social or a youngster that would like to help to pass out bubbles and it’ll work out 🙂
Post # 4
A receiving line is a great idea. The bride and groom and their immediate family line up at the back of the church to say hi to everyone and having someone who will let everyone know that you want them to wait on the steps for you to come out and blow bubbles on you!
Post # 5
Thank you so much guys!!
I’m glad to hear you say that people will be milling around anyway, haha!
We need to stall before people go to the reception site anyway since there is an hour-ish gap and it only takes a half hour to get there.
so some sort of an informal receiving huddle (not so much a line because the back of this church is pretty tiny) will be perfect!
Post # 6
Have you asked the church if they allow it? Many churches do not because if spilled its pretty slippery. They usually will give you a list of what you can use and what you can’t.
Post # 7
Oh! good point. I guess I assumed it will be fine because we’ll be doing it outside .
I don’t think it’ll be slippery if spilled on the pavement, do you?
I’ll ask though..
Post # 8
Ditto @smyley: I know my parish doesn’t allow the bubbles event outside the church since we have beautiful tile mosaics coming up to the entrance, & steps up to the church…and even the residue of falling bubbles makes it slippery.
Double check with your church’s wedding coordinator (the parishioner in charge of scheduling the rehearsal & giving you info about requirements & expectations of weddings in the church)…he/she will probably tell you what other couples (with bubbles, if they allow it) have done/asked the church to do.
If I COULD do it, I’d probably pass out the bubble containers along with the worship guides/programs for your ceremony & add a little blurb at the bottom instructing your guests to do what you want…and I like @Melissabegins’ suggestion of putting a non-wedding party member in charge of corraling the guests to blow bubbles as you folks come out after the recessional or pictures.
Good Luck! And please share your picture from your wedding…*gasp* THIS Saturday!