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What to Throw at Bride and Groom as They Depart
Is anyone doing anything different than bubbles? You cannot see bubbles. I thought about confetti but that will leave a mess. I also thought about releasing balloons, but afraid some of the kids attending might start popping them before we get to depart. Flower petals do not appeal to me either. Even thought about a mix of wedding rice and confetti. Just not sure. Any ideas?

Married: 09/25/2010
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Married: 06/26/2010
Jun 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are doing sparklers after our reception, because it will be dark!

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Jun 20, 2010 at 9:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
When you get all those guests blowing bubbles at the same time it is definitely noticable, plus it doesn't get stuck in your hair like confetti or rice. Confetti would leave a big mess & someone would have to clean it up afterwards - birdseed is a good alternative that is eco-friendly. Balloons are a great idea I think & I doubt the kids would pop the balloons unless they are left completely unmonitored by their parents/guardians.

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Jun 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate

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Jun 21, 2010 at 2:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
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Jun 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There is biodegradable confetti that disolves when it gets wet so there is no clean up need. You should also check with your venue as many do not things to be thown (esp. rice and birdseed as it can attract pests).

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Jun 23, 2010 at 12:48 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'd talk to your venue. Make sure you can actually throw things that may stay in the grass..I agree that bubbles when all at once can lead for some awesome photo ops. It's what we're sister in law and brother did it and they got some pretty amazing pics. The bird seed is a good alternative.. and at Muneer--really? Unnecessary.

Married: 03/12/2011
Jun 23, 2010 at 1:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Balloons sound nice but I know they can cause a choking hazard to wildlife and create litter when they pop and land. Definitely try and think about the impact your wedding will have on the local environment before you do anything. The biodegradeable confetti and bubbles are good ideas if enough people blow bubbles they look great in pictures you can also rent a bubble machine to enhance the bubbles your guests blow so it looks better in pictures.

Married: 10/31/2010
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Jun 23, 2010 at 8:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The only thing I've ever heard of was bubbles, rice, & maybe confetti. Honestly, I have no about nothing?

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Jun 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yeah the bubbles are definitely noticeable. I always thought it was pretty :)

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Jun 24, 2010 at 12:02 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are also going to go the sparkler route. If your photographer has the right equipment, it will also make for good photos. The kids will love it. Get the longer 36" sparklers. They last 4 mins. It gives you enough time for everyone to get coordinated. Here's a good company, and they have free shipping.
They have some good display ideas as well!


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Jun 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Will this be at night? You could try glowsticks :) Bubbles make some good photos if you are looking for that sort of thing.

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