Post # 1
I am considering using ribbon wands for my send off. Have any of you are are any of you considering using wedding wands instead of sparklers or bubbles? Just wondering how it worked out or how you were planning on using them.
Post # 3
I am actually DIY ribbon wands for the send off for my beach ceremony and I believe they will make a great photo. Here are some pics of the start of my project
Post # 4
I was thinking of doing wands, but we’re havin a late ceremony (4pm) and our reception ends at around 11pm ish..No one would be able to see the wands lol.
Post # 5
We will probably use them to exit the ceremony! I think they are fun and colorful and will look great in photos. Bonus is that there is no mess afterward! I helped a friend make them for her wedding, they were super easy and affordable.
@Soon2BeMrsPea: My sister used white ribbon wands for their midnight exit and you were able to see the ribbon wands and the pictures were very cute!
Post # 6
I thought of wants but decided on sparklers instead 😀
Post # 7
I think ribbon wands are really cute, and will probably do a combination of flags and wands for the ceremony. We’re having an afternoon picnic reception so I think that it will go quite well with the whimsical feeling of the day!
Post # 8
I’m not using them but I think they’re super cute!
Post # 9
We didn’t use them, but the pictures I’ve seen are pretty cute.
Post # 10
We are! I planned on having guests grab one as they are seated for the ceremony, and then wave them as we come up the aisle as husband and wife! Our ceremony is informal and outdoors (hopefully) so I thought this would be fun (and we won’t have a big end-of-night exit).
I made 74 wands (enough for about half the guests). Then my fiance told me he thinks they are cute but would be annoying if he were a guest (ugh!). I personally think the ladies at the ceremony will love them, and they will add to our whimsical and casual vibe.
Post # 11
So cute! We were thinking of doing the poppers that shoot out metallic streamers (but the streamers are attached to the popper, so it doesn’t create a mess.) I’ve been looking at pictures, and the streamers look a bit…tangled? But, I LOVE these ribbon wands!
@DestinBride85 How did you attach the ribbon to the wand? And where did you get the wands? They look great!
Post # 12
I did them- but I don’t think they had the effect that I wanted. I think my mistake was using thinner ribbons. Definitely get fat ribbons if you’re going to do them.
Post # 13
I made these, but haven’t used them yet 😉 I used the thicker kabob skewers that you get at the dollar store-75 for $1.50. I just glue gunned the ribbons to end near the point( I tied them around the skewer like the first picture in the post then glued them near the knot), and then glued the bell over the point. That seemed to work pretty good. The Fiance left his camera at work, but I will try to post a pic soon if I can.
Post # 14
@ItaliaBride: Thank you!!! I used wooden dowels. I got a pack 2 packs of 20 from Michael’s for under $2 each. You can also get them from any craft store. To attach the ribbon I used a hot glue gun and wrapped the ribbon at the tip. I also used 5/8 inch ribbon of each color on each dowel, 3 feet of ribbon on each wand.