(Closed) What to throw other than petals or bubbles?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Jews like to throw candy for "sweet beginnings". For my cousin’s wedding we threw small sugary white hearts so it looked like rice, but was still candy.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

well my husband and i are in the aviation industry so we had everyone throw paper airplanes at us!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I have seen dried lavender (depending on your color scheme) what about silk petals- I know you can buy cheap bags of those. What about those firecracker type things, that you pull the string and they realse streamers and confetti. My original plan (since we were gonna get married in Feb) was to have a snow machine and not worry about the guest needing to throw anything. Bird seed hurts- so I wouldn’t. Dried roses and other flowers you can purchase in bulk off line. I have now thought about making wands (a small wooden dowl with ribbon attached at the end) for our guest to wave.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Great question– I’ve been through every option I can think of– butterflies and doves (poop and die), rice and birdseed (messy, gets in every crack and crevice, and hurts!) bubbles (unpredictable movement and a bit too popular), petals (same problems you thought of– price, availability), ribbon wands (afraid the guys won’t be into them) and think I’ll have to settle on the dried flowers or petals that lulabell suggested. Like the candy and firecracker ideas, though!  Can’t wait to see what the other bees come up with!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

is it a nighttime departure?

Sparklers look oh so cool! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

you can order freeze dried petals online if you like that option!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

mrsbic,

That is so adorable! That is very unique. I love it! 

SO..Mr. JCM is in the finance industry (he’s a CPA). I’m a professional student and I suck at all things math (Calculus was the death of me).

Does that mean we have people throw calculators at us? Heeh!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

JCM9608- no but you could do number confeitti…

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

We’re getting marrried at sunset and thinking about sparklers. I just need to figure out if it’s worth the fine if we get caught!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I just wanted to tell you, heart shaped confetti is NOT a good idea…I originally thought it would make for some cute colorized pictures…but when the pointy ends of the hearts come at you (yes, my guests were throwing them at my chest because they wanted to see how much I could store under there), it’s quite painful…so yeah, NO Heartshaped Confetti….

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I actually really like the idea of the chinese yo-yo’s. 

 

We are going to do ribbon streamers.  My mom is going to cover dowel rods in braided ribbon and have loose streamers at the ends.  We are also going to mke little flags that say, yippee, horaay, things like that.  This way they are a little more masculine than ribbons.  But I think the chinese yo-yo’s would be great! 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club

how about having the guests ring bells?

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