(Closed) To Toss Or Not To Toss?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Are you having confetti tossed after your ceremony?
    Yes. : (7 votes)
    18 %
    No. : (29 votes)
    74 %
    Haven't decided yet. : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Wow, surprised to see I’m the first person voting that I’m doing a toss! I think it’s a super cute tradition that I love.  Our reception is indoors, in the same building as the ceremony (different room of a mansion).  We’ll give out our confetti (I’m using a hole punch to make confetti our of the paint samples I have leftover, I took like a million and one) to guests as they enter the ceremony site and they’ll throw it when to send us off when we walk back down the aisle and leave, since we are doing pics after the ceremony.

    Post # 4
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I haven’t decided yet. My Fiance wants to do bubbles but I’m not a huge fan, and we haven’t really settled on an idea we’re both excited about.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We’re having a church wedding so we can’t actually “toss,” but bubbles might make an appearance. 🙂

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Considering your ceremony and reception logistics, you don’t *need* a toss. But do you want one? Will you still be announced at some point during your reception? You could do it then. Or right after the ceremony, like you said. But don’t feel like you have to incorporate it if it doesn’t fit.

    Post # 8
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We aren’t allowed to have anything like that at the venue. I made my own party blowers though to give them something to do.

    Post # 9
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are not allowed to have confetti or anything fun.

    @BrianneG-  I LOVE the party blowers!!!!!

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    we are having the guests light sparklers for our send off instead of throwing anything..it looks so pretty..

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    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    o and we are having them do it for the recessional because our ceremony & reception are both at the same location

    Post # 12
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My parents bought sparklers for us… and then got distracted the night of and it never happend.  I guess we will be having a super fun 4th of July this year!

    Post # 13
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    our wedding is on the 4th of july so i just couldnt help myself

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We could have had a toss.  We had our wedding in a synagogue.  Immediately afterwards, all our guests gathered in the back garden.  We went around a different way, so we could walk down some picturesque stone steps to meet them.  If we’d wanted a toss, our walk down those steps would have been an ideal time.

    However, I just didn’t see the point.  It leaves a big mess on the ground, and for what?  I figured we could take it as a given that our guests congratulated us, without having to prove it with a hard-to-clean-up mess.

    Post # 16
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    No clue yet. If you did have a toss, it is normally done as you leave the reception. You’re still legally married even if you decide to skip this tradition.

    The majority of weddings I have attended have not had any toss and no one missed them. I have attended one with bubbles which was nice (and no one had ever seen done before) and another with birdseed. From a guest’s perspective, the birdseed was painful when pelted at you. For that reason, I can’t even imagine what it would feel like for the bride and groom, since it doesn’t make it to them before hitting anyone else standing in the way.

    Most toss items are biodegradable, despite what many want you to believe. The only exception is silk rose petals which are not biodegradable and thus cannot be used outdoors.

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