Send Off- *Poll*

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What did you do for your "Send Off"

    Sparklers

    Bird Seed/Rice

    Confetti/Flower Petals

    Other

  • Post # 2
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    2314 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

    Ribbon wands. Makes for cool photos but no chance of mess or fire.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I agree with PP.  Ribbons are best.  Whatever you do, do NOT use rice.  It will expand in birds stomachs and kill them.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Bird seed attracts rats and squirrels, and confetti and petals make a mess. Do bubbles (as long as th3 floor won’t get slick) or ribbon wands.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We did bubbles, because I ran out of time and energy and forgot to plan anything better. The pictures didn’t look that good, kind of dark and grainy. I would choose something else if I could do it over again (or maybe talk to my photographer about it beforehand). My venue said no sparklers or confetti, but were fine with petals because they would blow away and be biodegradable. Be sure to ask you venue what is allowed. 

    Post # 6
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    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We just skipped it altogether. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    Haven’t had a wedding, but I love the sky laterns! Otherwise I’ll go with ribbon wands or bubbles. Sparklers are cool, but could easily burn you or others (like your photographer!) by accident. Look to pinterest for inspiration and let your photographer know what you plan on doing for the best photos!

    Post # 8
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    711 posts
    Busy bee

    We did sparklers and the pictures were amazing! We had plenty of veryyy drunk people and nothing caught fire.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    SeptBride2Be23 :  we did sparklers, and the guest pics are GREAT (i was all hot and sweaty and messy by then, but even so you see the love and fun!). we had some druuuuunnnk guests, and we gave them each two sparklers…and noe one lit anything on fire. (as far as that goes, we had a bonfire all night and there was never a problem there either). 

    ETA: if you’re doing it for the pics, keep in mind how long you’ve scheduled your photog for. guest pics of sparkler exits are always just kinda “meh”. it takes some skill to take great nighttime photos with sparklers – so make sure you’re actually going to have your photog until the end of the night if you want (good) pics of your exit.

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    jayquellen :  please skip the sky lanterns. they’re beautiful, but terrible for the environment – even the “eco-friendly” biodgradable ones. they frequently don’t burn completely before landing in a forest and cause forest fires ):

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t think we are doing one. Is this for after the ceremony, or after the reception? 

    We arent doing anything for the ceremony recessional, we are doing a sparkler first dance, and we are staying at the venue so will probably be some of the last people there so not doing a regular send off lol. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    We didnt do a send off but we had a petal throw after the ceremony. We used bio-degradeable petals. I oved the idea of sparklers but ive heard horror stories and lots of venues dont allow them. 

    Post # 14
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    1494 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We did bubbles and I loved it <3 The photos came out really nice with them in the background and all around us.

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