(Closed) Petal toss alternative for beach wedding

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

what about tossing small sea shells. i know you can buy them at like michaels or hobby lobby. that might be cute 🙂

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m having the same dilemma.  I somehow feel kind of weird about having my Flower Girl throw petals on the beach (watch the Mexican police arrest us for littering!), plus I couldn’t get petals to match my bouquet, plus they’d probably all blow away in the breeze anyway.  So far all I’ve come up with is small seashells, maybe like these:


Not very colorful like flower petals though.  I’d also love to hear other ideas if anyone else has any.

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got married on the beach and I had two ‘flower girls’.  One held a basket (twine and decorated with shells) filled with aqua colored bubble tubes which she passed out to the guests before the cereomny (for them to blow as we exited), and she just held the basket down the aisle.  For the second, I got her a little bouquet, just a much smaller version of mine.  Other options I considered were a flower pomander or a nautical pomander – the same lady I ordered my basket from on Etsy made a twine pomander with a starfish & shells inside.

Post # 6
7 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about colored sand? Do you have an aisle runner?  If so, ocean blue sand (or whatever your colors are, of course) would be really pretty on a white runner over the natural sand.  Just an idea, my flower girl is dropping colored feathers, but we’re indoors.  Good luck in your decisions!

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Branching off of ksnow’s idea, could your flower girl blow bubbles walking down the aisle? We are decorating the sides of our aisle with sea glass, but it will be there ahead of time, not thrown out like petals would be (otherwise, the very klutzy bride might end up slipping on on a piece!! :).

Post # 9
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Bubbles would be cute or seashells. Honestly though, rose petals are a natural item and Mother Nature will recycle them so they can be used. But you can’t silks outdoors at all because they are not biodegradable. Technically, you should not be arrested for littering anything since it is not an item that doesn’t break down like plastic bottles, etc.

Post # 10
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had our flower girls collect seashells on the morning of our wedding and they tossed those from their Nantucket baskets.  This also helped clean up the area where we were having our ‘aisle’ plus it gave the little ones something to do  to stay busy :o)


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