(Closed) Tossing stuff at the Bride and Groom

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Methodist Church/Country Club

We had bird seed thrown at us as we were exiting the church. Instead of a receiving line, we sort of ushered each row out, hugging & kissing everyone as they exited each pew. They got settled outside with their bird seed while we signed our marriage certificate, then made our little exit where we were showered (pelted) with the seed. As a little warning — think carefully about what you’re going to have thrown at you! I was picking bird seed out of my hair/bra/veil/shoes for the rest of the night!

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I haven’t been to a wedding where they actually did this for a long time, but I remember it from when I was a little girl who got to go around with the basket of little bundles of birdseed or rice.  Usually it was done as part of a grand exit after the reception – the bride and groom would have changed into whatever clothes they were travelling in, and everyone would line up outside the door to throw the rice or seeds as they dashed to the car.  I don’t think you want to do it between the ceremony and the reception – like chickadee says, you will have stuff in your hair and your clothes for the rest of the night.

It doesn’t seem like very many places allow this any more.  Bubbles were popular for a while, I assume because of the ban on rice and bird seed.  The last few weddings I have been to have not had any "grand exit" and we are not doing one either.

Post # 6
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2007

Not a stupid question! I’ve been to lots of weddings and most do it as their grand exit at the end of the reception. But a few do it after the ceremony. If you do this, yes, you’ll need to give everyone time to go outside. One couple did their photos during that time but I think it took too long. What chickadee did sounds good. Also, I have a post on my blog about this topic in case you’re interested: http://www.videobrideblog.com/2008/01/tossers-analysis.html (sorry, don’t know how to make a hyperlink.) Hope this helps!

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