When Sister D’orsay was married we blew bubbles as they exited the church. I’d seen several couples having rose petals, bubbles, sparkles, eco-fetti, confetti, etc. thrown on them as they headed back down the aisle as well. I’d also seen photos where it looked like the couple was leaving for the night, or ones that looked like they were being announced into their reception.
Do you guys feel as though there is a set time to do this? We’re having our ceremony/reception at the same place, so I’m not sure at what point we would feel the least silly to have a “throw things in the air” type of reception. We’re also likely to use car pooling to get back, so we probably wouldn’t do it as we leave at the very end of our reception, either.
Here are a few possibilities:
Sparklers: I LOVE how these look in photos, I just have a fear of feeling like we’re on Monday Night Football, or getting burned:
Rose petals: They’re not so eco-friendly depending on where they come from. Also, I feel bad for the poor flowers who must’ve been strangled for these petals:
Eco-fetti: I worry that I’ll be picking it out of my dress the whole night:
Bubbles: Cute, but a no-go. Sister D’orsay used them and I really don’t want a single element of our weddings to overlap. Right down to the bubbles. (This is not Sister D’orsay, below)
I originally had the idea of having our guests refold the ceremony programs into paper airplanes. The more I thought about it, the more I envisioned a cardstock airplane stabbing me in the eye…
So, what are you using for this moment, and when are you having it? Any advice on how this would work for a single location?