(Closed) what can the guests throw after the ceremony? ideas?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
214 posts
Helper bee

Bubbles?  I am thinking about that but not sure if it will stain my dress.  I think Ms. Stripes made some adorable flags for guests to wave, that might be cute. 

Post # 4
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve seen people ringing little bells as the B&G exit.  It is really cute and doesn’t create a mess.

Post # 5
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

you can use sparklers, have evryone ring bells, just not have them do anything.

Post # 6
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Usually the rice, birdseed etc is thrown outside not inside as you walk down the aisle, but I understand that many venues will still require cleanup. I think that’s why biodegradeable alternatives have come to the fore. That, and the risk of falling on the grains of rice that act like ball bearings.

Alternatives include lavender  http://www.beau-coup.com/lavender-wedding-rice.htmdried flower buds, ecofetti (dissolves with water-either a hose or rain)http://www.ecoparti.com/toec.html

Have you thought about bubbles, bells etc as an alternative?

You can hire someone to release some doves-makes for awesome pictures!

Post # 7
5165 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

they can release  helium filled balloons into the air[ourside ofcourse].. if you like balloons that is

Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

OOH..we’re having ‘confetti wands’ basically 10″ dowels with circles of biodegradable paper placed on the dowels and tied at the bottom with a bow.. People just flick their wrist and all the circles float in the air!! The pieces are much bigger than regular confetti and eaiser to pick up..I’ll try to find a link to the site I found them on..

Actually they dont sound nearly as cute as they look!! HAHA.. but  they’re so much fun and easy to make..

Post # 9
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say the bipdegradable stuff… will your venue still make you clean it up??

Post # 10
1163 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d go with bubbles! Everyone loves bubbles!

Or maybe everyone could wave little flags at you? That’s a fun DIY project that makes for beautiful pictures – and a nice wedding favor too.

Post # 11
30 posts

Nothing – just let everyone take pictures

Post # 12
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did bubbles and I am SO glad we did!!  We got some fantastic pictures and I had no issues with stains on my dress or anything.  Here are some pictures:

Post # 13
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We released butterflies. You can get Monarch butterflies in individual envelopes for each guest or put them in a big box and you and your husband can release them. We had our best man and maid of honor do it for us. I do know that in the U.S. there is a rule about California can only ship Monarchs to states west of the Mississippi (I think) and then there are companies in like Florida for the eastern half. Its also a little pricey, but just a suggestion. 🙂

And @Dodgercpkl your bubble pics look so neat!!

Post # 14
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re using ecofetti. But the bubbles look amazing!

Post # 15
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

another vote for bubbles. they didnt stain my dress either.

Post # 16
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ribbon Wands?


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