(Closed) Leaving the church–what to toss???

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re getting married on the 4th of July, so we’re actually having the guests light sparklers and line the path we’ll walk to the vintage 1967 Rolls Royce we’ll be leaving the wedding in

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We’re using dried lavender petals (oh boy does it smell GOOD in the closet where we’re keeping those right now).  Of course, they might be a no no if birdseed and rice are…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

What about flower petals or lavender?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have seen/heard of alot of things: flower petals, olive tree leaves/sprigs, and there is this awesome stuff called ecofetti since you can’t throw real confetti 🙂   

http://www.ecoparti.com/toec.html

Also, as a spin, I have heard of couples not throwing something, but rather having everyone ring bells, or blow party whistles.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I like the sparklers idea, but I’d be afraid lol

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I love the sparklers idea.  If my wedding wasn’t indoors I would totally do that! Flower petals are nice too!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I also liked the sparkler idea and was thinking about it, but I don’t want to go up in flames if a spark lands on my dress.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We’re also going the sparkler route, but we were advised to get 20inch sparklers. The short ones will all burn out by the time everyone has lighted their sparklers!

As for the burn factor: sparklers are harmless. I highly doubt the sparks could cause anyone to burst into flames… lol unless you’ve doused yourself in gasoline or a whole can of hairspray! 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have been to a few weddings with sparklers and my only advice would be to have multiple people in the crowd with lighters.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We also have a no throw rule from our church and our brunch reception is in the social hall-since it’s daytime, anything lit-glowsticks, sparklers, etc. are a no too-we ended up going with bubbles. Sigh. Not terribly unique or anything, but they do make pretty pictures and if we have any left over, I can use them at home with my own children or use them at school with my class since I teach elementary grades special ed.-we are ALL about bubbles in my classroom. 🙂 I did see something on one of the wedding shows, um-Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway-where the bride made ribbons that went on dowel rods or something to wave at/over the couple as they were leaving-that might be a neat effect.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m thinking about using pinwheels. maybe that will work?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sparklers will produce some amazing pictures, especially if your exit is when its kinda dark…

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

At the place I’m getting married, apparently they had somebody catch on fire! Well, their dress. So…no more sparklers, there! Boo! So be careful everyone! Apparently it’s enough to ignite

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