(Closed) Don't want rice thrown….

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1113 posts
Bumble bee

I went to an evening wedding in December with a BEAUTIFUL sendoff.  Everyone stood around this outdoor walkway, and they had candles lining the walkway on both sides. Someone came out and lit them all like 10 minutes before or something like that. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL and everything looks glowy and surreal in the candlelight. I really loved it and thought it was unique. Plus, candles and glass containers for them are very inexpensive. 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm, difficult one… Especially since it’s March – otherwise I would have been all “Oh, catch fire flies!”. You could perhaps make your own confetti out of paper that glows in the dark? Or white paper that fluorescence and have a couple of dark lights around?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Biodegradable confetti? We did it at my sister’s wedding and it was super cute! They have rice shaped kind and they have snow kind and it was so gorgeous. It also just washes away with water because it is corn starch. It’s brightly colored so might show up more than rice. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d advise against the lanterns.  Sure, they’re pretty, but they’re dangerous.  Not only do they pose danger of fire, but they’re terrible for the environment.  Bio degradable doesn’t mean over night.  It’s still litter.  The paper may only take days to weeks to rot away, but the wire in the lantern can take months, years, etc.  

From this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/ethicallivingblog/2009/jul/31/sky-lanterns

If it gets wrapped up in hay bales it would be like swallowing razor blades for farm animals and if it falls into grassland it will kill wildlife. These lanterns are advertised very heavily in bridal magazines. Brides and grooms can see the attraction, but not the danger … One of our cows bled to death internally after eating shards of a discarded drink can. I want to do all I can to avoid any animal suffering like that again.”

 

 

 

Post # 7
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

What about a balloon send off? You could attatch little cards with your first names & wedding date, and maybe your guests could write a wish on each balloon for the married couple!

It would be a wonderful photo op, and no risk of forest fires.

Post # 8
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8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wouldn’t candles of some sort work? Or if any open flame is deemed a hazard, you could try using LED tealights inside some kind of transluscent container. As long as you have that soft glow I’m sure it would be lovely.

I agree that both balloons and lanterns are not good for the environment.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@born2teachuga:  ours is at night too and we are restricted by our venue so we are doing ribbon wands.  Sounds cheesy but I have seen some picture and they are really cute!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Instead of a floating lantern release, what about making it a lantern processional.  Use the paper lanterns that match your colors, either with real candles or the battery operated led candles.  Attach each lantern to a long dowel rod.  You can give them out to the guests to carry out side and form an aisle that you walk down with the lanterns being held so they make an archway.  I bet you could get some really pretty pictures like that.

Post # 14
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nikkialys:  That sounds like it would be very pretty!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I second the candle idea.  I saw it at a wedding once.  Everyone got a candle, and lined the driveway of the church as the couple drove off, it was really cool.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My wedding was a five pm ceremony with the reception after. Our send off was with sparklers. We ran through the line lit up on both sides. Pretty neat!

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