Post # 1
Trying to decide what I want people to throw when we are leaving the church? Birdseed, rice, biodegradable confetti, bubles? I am kinda leaning towards bubbles so I don’t get stuff stuck in my hair….I’m looking for other opinions though! What do you think?
Post # 3
Have you checked with the church? Many don’t allow those things at all, so that may make your decision for you.
Post # 4
We are doing bubbles cause we no longer are allowed to throw rice or confettis. Plus the bubbles will make for great pictures.
Post # 5
We are doing ribbon wands. Very easy to make and no clean-up!
Post # 6
we are using noisemakers and party favors. Kazoos, blowouts, horns, cap guns…a little different but hopefully fun!
Post # 7
We are doing petals- here is a picture of my petal cones 🙂
Post # 8
I am either going to do finger loop streamers that you can throw. They are a great price on etsy and you can customize your colors. They also have sky wish lanterns that are beautiful but check with your venue to see if you are allowed to use them around outside.
Post # 9
Didn’t the tradition of rice stop because it was harmful to birds? Or was that just a myth?
I personally think bubbles look awesome 🙂
Post # 10
“Didn’t the tradition of rice stop because it was harmful to birds? Or was that just a myth?”
It’s a myth.
Post # 11
Ribbon wands!! Made by ME!!!
Post # 12
@chittychittybanebane: we are doing the same thing!
Post # 13
I am thinking of making small diy crepe paper poppies ( think of the ones given out at airports) for my granddaughters to use, as we are having a Wedding Vow Renewal in Mexico. They are too little to blow bubbles, and I was worried about littering or making the space harder to clean up. It’s at a beach resort, but not on the beach itself. I think the girls will like to play with them and I am not going to make too many to pick up. I am going to make them in light pink, dark pink, orange and red.
Post # 14
Rice may not hurt birds, but it can get stuck in your ears. My parents had to go to a hospital on their honeymoon to get rice removed from my dad’s ear. I would say confetti or bubbles. A thought, bubbles make great pictures, but my Future Sister-In-Law hated having them pop on her face, and you could tell from her expression during their departure. But it’s all of 30 seconds, so it’s not so bad. I’m lucky that my church will let us throw rose petals (and not have to clean them up afterward)!
Post # 15
The only thing on that list we are allowed to use at our venue are bubbles, and only outdoors (well, duh haha). We could also use natural flower petals, but I don’t think those “throw” well at all.
Post # 16
i am using the ribbon wands too! if you dont want to diy them you can get them from etsy. Also my place doesnt allow rice, because of the birds that come with them and poo everywhere, and it also doesnt allow confetti because it litters and can cause mould, and soggyness when it rains.. hope this helps!