Fun Wedding Send-Offs: 10 Alternatives to Throwing Rice


 

While we love how wonderfully nostalgic throwing rice is after you’ve been pronounced ‘husband and wife,’ it’s fun to mix things up and choose something festive that suits the theme and feel of the wedding and you as a couple.

Here’s a round-up of some send-off ideas we love: 

CONFETTI: Light, bright-colored confetti makes for a cheery celebration.

Spring Wedding Trends 2014: Give your guests confetti, sprinkles, or glitter.. to throw instead of rice
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LAVENDER: Aromatic and a perfect shade of pastel purple, lavender is suited for a rustic, farm-inspired affair.

cones of lavender to toss | see the wedding on #smp: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/12/16/south-of-france-wedding-at-chateau-dalpheran/  Wesley Nulens Photography
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BEACH BALLS: If oceanside I dos are in your future, beach balls make a splash with guests to celebrate the new couple.

Many weddings have themes such as the colors and decor which help to make the wedding more unique and personable to the bride and groom. Rice throwing at the end of a wedding is a long standing tradition, but this does not mean it cannot also be unique. Personalize your wedding by throwing something different such as sequins, or paper airplanes!
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RIBBON WANDS: String together colored ribbons to make these whimsical wands, which look stunning flying through the air.

Ribbon wands! Fun favor for a wedding or shower or just a fun thing for little girls!
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FEED THE BIRDS: For the eco-friendly love birds, throwing birdseed is a cool send-off sans guilt.

DIY Birdseed Favor - toss some; take the rest to use at home. #rustic #chic #wedding
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SPRINKLED WITH JOY: They’re on your favorites cookies, your favorite sundaes and now on your favorite day — multi-colored sprinkles are a sweet salute to your new marriage. And they’re photogenic!

Throwing sprinkles instead of rice at a wedding. Fun pictures! Planning on cupcakes so it would fit great!
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UP, UP AND AWAY: There’s a childlike wonder in releasing balloons into the sky — fitting for the two kids in love.

Red balloon sendoff as an alternative? In absolute LOVE.
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GO WILD: Freshly-picked blooms are an earthy way to shower the newlyweds. How clever are these sheet music cones?

Tubes of small flower petals...This would be great to hand to several guests sitting along the isle as the bride and groom pass! Very pretty and biodegradable and inexpensive..
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ALL THAT SPARKLES: If bling is your thing, flying glitter is just the ticket for your send-off.

A glittery sendoff - wedding whimsy - www.theperfectpalette.com - Angie Capri Photography, Styled by Amanda O'Shannessy of One True Love Vintage Rentals
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WAVE ‘EM HIGH: Mini flags flying through the air couldn’t be any more charming. Fourth of July wedding, anybody?

Repurpose These 15 Backyard Barbecue Ideas At Your Wedding:  1. Hand out flags for a patriotic ceremony or reception exit.
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