Post # 1
OK, I haven’t been to a wedding ceremony in YEARS, so maybe my question is really obvious!
If we want bubbles/rice/etc ‘showered’ on us after our ceremony, our church specifically notes that it must be distributed to the guests as they leave the church. If we kiss, and turn to walk down the aisle, how do our guests get outside ahead of us to blow bubbles as we exit?
I’ve noticed that many exit pictures with bubbles/sparklers/rice seem to be taken outside – how does this work logistically?
Post # 3
I have the same question. I’ve tried to think about how this was done at other weddings but the last wedding I attended, the bride and groom were outside first. I do recall throwing rice as the bride and groom exited down the stairs at a past wedding but it was not a direct exit. That wedding was not in a church but had a formal ceremony followed by an informal receiving line and cake cutting (while the location staff turned the room around), cake eating and then the couple made their exit and we threw rice before heading to the reception location.
I hope someone can enlighten us because I would like to do this upon our church exit as well.
Post # 4
we kissed, walked down the aisle, and went to a loft room in our church where my mom and BMs met us to bustle up my gown. During that time all the guests were ushered out of the church by the ushers and handed ribbon wands and asked if they could wait outside the church for the “exit”. My gown was bustled rather quickly and then as soon as all the guests and my mom and BMs were outside my groom and I came out through the ribbon wands!
Post # 5
Thanks amariem, that makes a lot of sense 🙂
Post # 6
What my friend did in her wedding a few weeks ago, and what I’m planning on doing, is “hanging out” in the narthex after the ceremony while greeting some of the guests as they exit the church. If you are doing pictures after the ceremony, you can wait in the narthex and re-enter the church to take care of all the pictures, while your guests make their way outside.