Post # 1
So I’m really in love with the idea of having guests throw petals at us as we walk back up the aisle after being married and have actually gone a little overboard making the little petal cones – I think I have enough for each guest!
Anyway, I want to make sure everyone knows to throw the petals at us as we walk back, and I know people add those little poems to remind them, but the FI has vetoed the idea. I think the poems are cute – he says they’re cheesy.
So I put a little note about it into our program, but I’m worried not everyone will read it all the way at the end or that everyone will even grab one. I thought about maybe having our officiant tell guests to toss the petals at us after our first kiss. FI thinks that’s weird.
So I’m not sure what to do. Those of you who did the petal toss, how did you instruct your guests? Thank you!
Post # 3
who is handing out the petals, can that person tell the guests toss them at you during your recessional.
Post # 4
I would leave one cone on each seat before the ceremony and instruct bridal party, close friends and parents on starting, and I’m sure everyone will follow
I agree with your FI about the poems–hate them!
Post # 5
or you could have the officiant say something like,
Now let’s shower the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith with petals of love as they make their way up the aisle.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: +1 I like this because its less cheesy than a poem (which I’m also okay with).
Post # 7
@ajillity81: they are going to be hanging off the side of each chair, but i like your simple wording for the officiant – thank you!
@bebero: true, the family will be in the front and everyone will see what they’re doing. thanks!
Post # 8
@LilDrAnya: Wedding guests are not as stupid as many brides treat them. They will figure out what they are for. People have been throwing things at couples after the ceremony for eons.
Post # 9
I didn’t write anything. My bm’s son handed out the petals to guests and they knew to throw them as we exited down the aisle.
Post # 10
What if you have your officiant tell the guests, but before the ceremony begins. If he’s giving a friendsly reminder to turn off cell phones, don’t take pictures, whatever you need addressed, maybe ask him to explain the petals to guests at that time.
Post # 11
@mvg120: ooo yeah – that’s a great idea, thanks!