(Closed) What to Throw During Recessional?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about guests doing something like blowing bubbles or waving colourful streamers instead?

Post # 4
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@somerrae:  You could use real rose petals, ribbon wands, bubbles, or glowsticks (the long necklace ones).  I agree that sprinkles may not be the best idea in the summer heat, and the last thing you want is a bunch of melted sprinkles all over your dress!

Post # 5
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really wanted to have dried lavendar buds that we wrapped in slightly transluscent handmade paper sachets and left on all the guest chairs, but we decided to forgo it for several reasons, including that it seemed too springy/summery for our fall wedding.

Post # 6
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Daytime… Bubbles OR Streamers

Nightime… Glowsticks

As an aside…

As a someone over 50, I remember when Confetti was the norm… sure it was messy (which is WHY so many places don’t allow it any longer)… BUT OOOOH HOW I MISS IT !!  Confetti was awesome !!

Hope this helps,


Post # 7
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also consider that it is an option to NOT have anything to throw/waive/blow/etc. at you. By The Way, I mean this in a completely objective way.

Post # 8
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Seed paper? Or paper seeds, whatever they’re called. You can get them on Etsy. 

Post # 9
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Since your venue has so many restrictions, I’d suggest asking them what most people who have been married there throw. They probably will have a few ideas 🙂

My venue has many of the same restrictions as yours (museum), and we’re not going to have anything thrown. In our case, I’ve never actually been to a wedding where anything was thrown, so I’m cool with that.

Post # 11
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@somerrae:  Our venue has a lot of the same rules and they are letting us use the ecofetti! I bought a ton of it and I cant wait to see how the pictures turn out!

Post # 12
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Why not just use real rose petals?

Post # 13
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Dried flower petals. Make sure that they are naturally coloured and don’t use any synthetic dyes, though! You can just get them from ebay. Dead cheap.

Post # 14
5885 posts
Bee Keeper

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