So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

So many people have cute sendoffs!

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Once it was rice or bird seed…

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…but now people use things like sparklers…

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…or confetti.

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Some people make cute flags for their guests to wave…

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…while others make ribbon wands.

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And of course, bubbles are still a popular option.

Mr. Raccoon had talked about bubbles a long time ago. I didn’t want to take something he wanted or cared about away, so I double checked.

It wasn’t that he would die without bubbles, he just wanted to have something. I’m all for something. Sorry guests, there will be something and I’m sure you’ll love standing outside in Indiana’s snowy cold winter for it!

Ok hive, I need some help! Do most people use their send off materials at the church after the ceremony or later on at night when they leave the reception? Which would you suggest?


Mrs. Raccoon

Wedding Date:
January 2012
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    reine_de_rien 914 posts, Busy bee @ 8:36 pm

    After the reception. It kind of seems silly now to do a send off when you’re just going to see them an hour later. That tradition started before receptions were really a thing, so it probably needs to be updated for new traditions, lol.

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    Dressilyme, Guest @ 8:37 pm

    Charged a $1000 fee to clean up confetti! Then you must pay attention to your sparkler. Horrible.

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    Wallis, Guest @ 9:18 am

    I want to do a bubble send off at the church but im afraid of the bubbles staining my dress! i didnt even think of this issue till someone mentioned it to me the other day! has anyone else thought of this problem??

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    raccoon 308 posts, Helper bee @ 9:24 am

    @Mrs. Parasol: @MissIcecream: Good idea! We are pretty bad about leaving places on time and it is super expensive to go over!

    @Lone Star: Yikes! Unexpected hefty fees are the last things needed at a wedding! The place where our reception will be has a strict no confetti rule.

    I’m seeing ups and downs for both times so I guess no matter what it will be ok!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:53 pm

    Our guests will be freezing their dupas off outside of the church right after the ceremony. They have our bells so we will make it quick!

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