Post # 1
Hi Ladies – Our ceremony site is going to be set up like the below pics. I’ve made petal toss bags that I wanted to do a rose petal toss for as we make our way down the aisle, before I discovered this set up. There will also be an aisle of rose petals too so we have something to walk down, but the set up will still be like the pics so the aisle is sorta a mute point due to the location of us and the guests.
Could the guests throw the petals maybe when we kiss? Or when we are announced as Mr. & Mrs. Or will the guests not actually be close enough for the petals to even hit us? I guess the guests could just be told to move closer to us so they’d actually hit us. Maybe I could have a bowl of petals under the unity candle table too so the wedding party could each grab a handful (I could put one of my bm’s in charge of this) There will be a wedding arch with a unity candle table under it. I’m kind of set on doing it since I made the bags, but I also love the ceremony set up so want to keep that too. We will have about 50 guests, if that matters.
Thoughts? We’re also doing a sparkler exit, so can’t really do it during that time as it will be darker out, after sunset. TIA-Sorry so long!
Here’s one of the petal toss bags that will be sitting on each chair (this was the first one I made, so the heart isn’t exactly perfect on that one).
Post # 3
I think they could just throw them in your general direction for sure! Your paper bags are adorable by the way…
Post # 4
You could always just move the chair in a little bit closer. Some people’s may not actually hit you, but I’m sure you’ll get the idea regardless.
and of course you double checked with your venue that tossing anything is OK? Mine was NOT down with tosses of any sort. Boo.
Post # 5
I love this setup so much! I don’t think the flowers will make it from the people in the back two rows though.
Enlisting the wedding party might be a good plan. There could be a table located between the officiant and the wedding party set up with petals. They could move in at the right moment (with a cue from the officiant)
Or you could set up the people in the front rows with the bags of petals (one on every few seats). Then, when the time is right, THEY MOVE IN!!
So cute! I love it… I hope you find something that works cause this really makes me smile!
Post # 6
Yay, glad you guys like it! Thanks for the petal bag comment!:) It took quite a few ruined bags before I got the stamp part down so that it didn’t put ink where it wasn’t supossed to!
So my other thing I’m thinking is on our programs it already says “Don’t forget to shower the newlyweds with the pretty rose petals as they make their way back down the aisle with their friends” I didn’t want to put instructions on the petal bags so that’s why we put on the programs. I could change it to say something like, “Once the happy couple is pronounced husband and wife, move in a little closer and shower the newly Mr. & Mrs. with the pretty petals” But that sounds kind lame, any ideas of how to word it cuter?
Also, do you think it would be dumb if the officiant said something like, “please rise (and motion for them to stand”, and then go into the now we pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride part. Again, maybe worded different though…
I’d love suggestions! Thanks!
Post # 7
Oh and I love enlisting the wedding party for sure, then hopefully people will follow their lead…
Post # 8
We are planning to do a similar set up and plan to have only the first rows toss petels. That way they can take a step forward to toss. We are also doing the bags since we cant hang the cones on our ceremony chairs. I cant wait to see how your wedding turns out!
Post # 9
several things….I love, love, love that ceremony set up, I love those bags, and I love that idea. Go for it!
Post # 10
@mzlouis2b – Nice, I love how the set up is different! I don’t come on this site that much but if I remember I’ll come back and post pics, or feel free to message me too!
@leavingthecity – Thanks so much!
Anyone have any ideas how to word it on the program? Or if I should have the officiant say something like I wrote above…?