Departure Toss… {What to do?}

13 Jul

Throwing rice as a bride and groom departs has, until recently, been a long held tradition.  Rice was a symbol of a well wish as well as a lifetime full of many blessings.  When the myth that birds may explode if they ingested the rice came about, many couples decided to use birdseed instead.  Even though the concern was proven to be a myth, couples continue to venture away from using rice and try to use something unique for their departure toss.

Unfortunately, both birdseed and rice tend to get everywhere and not to mention a slipping hazard especially if slick floors are involved.  Another problem to consider if you’re using birdseed in an urban area – pigeons may descend in flocks when the seed is thrown.  A few great alternatives to using rice and birdseed include:

~    Flower petals

~    Bubbles

~    Glow sticks

~    Sparklers

~    Ribbon wands

~    Paper planes

~    Confetti

~    Fuzz balls

~    Rosemary or lavender

~    Cotton balls

~    Sequins

~    and even party crackers…

Be creative and original to your wedding and theme!

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3 Responses to “Departure Toss… {What to do?}”

  1. Cameron Glover July 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    We have actual used I high output Snow Machine for “send-offs” and that is a really cool effect and it looks killer in photos! The great part about it is there is NO Clean up. The snow disintegrates before it hits the ground if used properly.

    • Meagan Warren Weddings July 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Fabulous idea – thanks for sharing Cameron!!!

      • Cameron Glover July 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

        I own one, so let me know if you need me to do it for one of your weddings. 😉

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