Post # 1
Ok Bees, I’m having a dumb moment and I need someone to smack me and point out the obvious.
Our ceremony location has a strict “no XYZ” policy (no confetti, rice, bubbles, etc) inside. That’s fine as we had planned to head straight outside after.
According to our officiant, the way the ceremony ends is from greatest to least important. So me and my groom, the bridesmaids/groomsmen, the parents, everyone else.
If we want to be showered with bubbles and we’re already outside, how are we supposed to do this?
Has anyone else left first and been showered later?
We really want to do this post-ceremony, not post-reception.
Post # 3
I think what she means is, you would all process out, then stand in line for a receiving line. Then after all the guests have filtered through and said hi, they could get their bubbles and blow them while you are leaving.
Post # 4
@Cheeks225: Ah, so make them all mull around outside anf then we run through them? Hrm…
The problem is we’re getting married downtown. I don’t know how realistic it is to block up the potentially congested sidewalk. Your suggestion makes sense though, I’ve got to figure out it if is worth the headache to coordinate. 🙂
Post # 5
Please consider what your guests might be throwing when you decide. Rice can be very unhealthy (possibly deadly, depending on who you ask) to birds who eat it off the sidewalk once you’ve left; birdseed and other food products are really good at attracting rats, and confetti (like the birdseed and rice or rose petals or what-not) needs someone to clean it up. Realistically your only choice is going to be the bubbles.
Post # 6
Could you do it at the reception as the bridal party is introduced? Usually the guests arrive before the bridal party anyways, and you could have them lined up inside/outside the reception venue to shower you with bubbles or whatever on the way in. That solves the end of the ceremony issues, and its not at the end of the reception 🙂
Post # 7
Oh no need to worry fishbone. I have no desire to do anything besides bubbles. I can’t stand litterers and though birds bug me, I don’t intend to kill them. 🙂 It has always been bubbles!
Post # 8
Is there a separate room or waiting area away from guests inside the church that you can hang out in while all the guests exit the church? Once everyone is outside, then I would walk out last with your groom so everyone can shower you with bubbles outside the doors of the church.
Post # 9
We exited but through another exit at the back of the church and then circled around while we waited for our guests to get ready with the bubbles. 🙂
Post # 10
@sapphiregirl and @dodgercpkl DUH. Oh my gosh, how did we not think of that?
@missapis No we can’t. The reception is at the same place on the other side of the wall. We plan to leave and have people enter through another door, but the rules are the same. The place has fine art and wooden floors, so I totally get the policy.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Every time I’ve been to a wedding where this has been done, it’s been staged. So, if that’s what you want, you exit and double back around adn then the geusts go outside and you come out again.
Post # 12
@mrsSonthebeach: See the bit that kills me is I SAW IT HAPPEN and I cannot remember how it was done! They left first through the front of the church yet somehow we were all there to throw birdseed. Does not compute. *head explodes*
Post # 13
Depends on the church, of course, but a lot of them have a little vestibule, or a door leading to a staircase up to the choir loft, balcony, etc., that opens off the entry way. Often the couple will duck in there and wait for everyone to get through, then make their grand exit.