Post # 1
Our venue does not allow anything thrown at the bride and groom as they exit the chaple (unless we wanna fork over $200 for a clean-up fee!). No rice, no birdseed, no rose petals, nothing!
The only alternative I’ve been able to think of is sparklers (which our contract makes no reference to not being able to use, so I’m taking that as a yes, sense they boldly stated all the other no-nos). However, I’m worried it will be too light and they wont look great…
The ceremony starts at 4:30 and should take approximately 20 minutes. The sun doesn’t set until approximately 7 that day, so it will (pending weather of course!) be bright out. Will sparklers look silly? I really wanted to use the for our leaving at the end of the night, but since we can’t do anything on our exit from the church I was thinking of moving them there.
My mom thinks they’ll still look pretty in the day light. What do you guys think? Has anyone seen sparklers used when it’s still light? Any other ideas of what our guests could do as we exit the chaple?
Post # 3
I think sparklers could still be pretty, but what about if you had guests blow bubbles your way, or just shook noisemakers, Chinese yo-yos, waved handkerchiefs or something else festive. Have some one start the wave. Maybe those are cheesy ideas, I just mean to make the point that just because you can’t throw something doesn’t mean you can’t have the traditional chapel exit.
Post # 4
I’ve also seem really pretty pictures of people waving wooden wands with ribbons in the wedding colors that looked really pretty! It could be a pretty easy DIY project I would think.
Post # 5
Hi, am using ribbon wands, they are going to look great in the photographs and you can find them on etsy.com, lots of them can be customized.
Also, nothing hits the floor and there is nothing to be cleaned up. We also have a huge basket where we are placing bubbles so guests have a choice.
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we’re in the same boat… we’re using bells. the are SUPER cheap right after christmas if you have time!
Post # 9
I would do bubbles! Especially since it will be light out. I don’t like the look of sparklers in the daylight.
Post # 10
I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a recent wedding where there were lots of people to see the bride and groom off with bubbles. It looked great and made beautiful pictures!
Post # 11
Our venue has the same restrictions so we’re using bubbles. We got a 36 pack at Michaels for $5.30 after using a 40% off coupon. 🙂 We only shop at Michaels when they have sales/coupons! 🙂
Post # 12
<p style=”margin: 0pt” class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-family: Arial”><font size=”2″>Any diva inklings at all? You could give out disposable cameras with flash and have a red carpet moment where everyone takes pics. Also you can print those coupons online, just google them!</font>
Post # 13
I don’t think we are going to use anything as we walk out of the church , but who knows we could change our minds! I do like the idea of noisemakers though!