Post # 1
I have read a couple of posts lately about the tradition of throwing “stuff” on the bride and groom or doing the sparkler thing and I was just wondering what everyone thinks about when it should be done. The bride and groom walking back down the aisle/leaving the church or strictly leaving the reception? I have been to weddings that have done both.
Also what do you think about having the people shower you twice?
Post # 3
I probably wouldn’t do anything twice, unless you did like bubbles at the ceremony coming donw the aisle and sparklers as you left reception. Just my opinipon though.
Post # 4
We are doing it as we leave the ceremony but I think either way or both is fine!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
yeah I don’t think I’ll do that twice, but I really like it when leaving the ceremony, just because I want pictures with a lot of light 😉
Post # 6
I’d definitely do it once, and I voted as you leave the ceremony, and here’s why:
I’ve actually never been to a wedding, but we’ve had some distant relatives get married recently, and we heard two complaints. One was that guests had to stand around after the ceremony/reception to get their sparklers/bubbles/rose petals ready for the bride and groom’s grand departure, and it just took way too long for it to get organized.
My vote is to do it as you walk back down the aisle after you’re pronounced husband and wife (I figured that’s what you meant by after the ceremony). I think that’s the best way to keep the flow of the wedding without having guests reorganize themselves.
Post # 7
We were trying for petals for ceremony and sparklers for reception.. but we forgot to tell people to toss the petals at teh ceremony, so we were showered iwth petals and sparklers on our reception exit. 🙂
Post # 8
Yep, that’s what I meant sminerva21 lol thanks for making it more clear, I was in slow motion this morning.
I haven’t decided about what we are going do do, but just wondered what everyone else thought. My best friend (MOH) thinks doing petals after we are announced as husband and wife, then sparklers as we leave the reception would be fun, but I’m not sure if that just comes off as annoying asking people to do something twice haha.