(Closed) No rose petals allowed?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My venue has the same rules. We can’t even light my FI’s baptismal candle. I am going the ribbon wand route.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you having an outdoor wedding? Our venue prohibits rose petals as they can stain the concrete or something, according to my caterer. Do you absolutely have to have something tossed? Otherwise, one option would be ribbon wands (with or without bells) that guests can wave. I’ve seen photos of weddings with them and they can be very pretty and festive. Plus, you won’t have stuff falling into your top!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

we had the same rules. so we used ribbon wands.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Roses stain and confetti’s really hard to clean up.  What about fake ones?  I don’t know if you’re using the same venue for ceremony and reception – maybe you could have people toss them as you leave the reception instead of the ceremony venue?

Just an idea, but our celebrant and tossed a bunch of rose petals in the air at the end of our ceremony.  We didn’t ask if it was allowed or not because I didn’t want to hear it if the answer was no 🙂  So there wasn’t a lot to clean up and we still got a nice picture of us with petals falling down.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@MrsJules10:  Where’d you purchase your ribbon wands from?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

@AshleyR83:  We made them. I got the wands from Amazon, the ribbon from michael’s and but a ton of hot glue.

And it’s one of those mindless projects so i would put on a movie and cut ribbon one day and the next day start putting them together.

But i do know that you can buy them on Esty too. I was just trying to save money!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@MrsJules10:  Impressive, they are cute!  I want to do something like that for our ceremony exit too. 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I made our ribbon wands too (no pics, sorry).  We used wooden dowels from Michaels.  I bought some ribbon form Michaels and some on Etsy and then hot glued like crazy.  It actually didn’t take all that long, though.  I did about 120 of them while watching Father of the Bride on TV one rainy Sunday afternoon 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re doing ribbon wands too. They’re still in the works. I’m sure I’ll post pics when they’re done.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Do you know what is allowed? It might be easier to figure something out based upon with is allowed, rather than dwelling what isn’t allowed.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AshleyR83:  Here’s a tutorial for the ribbon wands if you want to DIY. These directions are for the ones with bells. I’ve looked at a lot of tutorials and this seems to be the best.

DIY Ribbon Wands

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsTomBowie:  My venue didn’t allow confetti or petals or anything either. We only were allowed to use dried lavender. It’s eco-friendly, apparently, and confetti isn’t. The building we were married in is a historical site, so they didn’t want bubble residue or confetti or rose petals staining the area around it. Lavender apparently is fine. It actually showed up fairly well on film, just looked like confetti (and it smelled AMAZING).

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Have you considered sparklers? They’re a little unconventional, but they look FANTASTIC at night.

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