there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

bubbles, confetti, and sparklers! oh, my!: fun ways to shower the bride & groom

{via once wed}

{via joey pulone}

{via white box}

{via white box}

the ceremony exit was one element of our wedding day that we didn't really plan out. we just asked the musicians to play a pretty song as we walked down the aisle as mr. & mrs.

looking back, it would've been great to have a photo of the two of us getting pelted with confetti. we were limited with what we could toss because we got married at a public museum. they didn't want us leaving behind a petal-filled lawn. fair enough. sparklers would've been amazing (just look at the second to last photo!), but since we got married during daylight, it wouldn't have had the same effect.

we went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding at a family friend's home last year. after the ceremony, they had all of the guests line up along their lawn & toss wildflower seeds. it must have been so special to see the flowers the following spring!

any other ideas for showering the newly wed couple?


All About The Gift Cow said...

Just like you, this is one of those details that I let slide on my own wedding day, but in hindsight wish I hadn't. I always enjoy seeing what other brides and grooms come up with. Not to mention, the fabulous candid moments!

Here are a couple of more things I have seen or heard of...

For the traditionalist, they make heart-shaped rice that is safe for birds! I actually purchased this for my wedding day, but never bothered to bag it for the guests. It is now boxed with all my wedding day momentos :-)

I've heard of letting butterflies set free. Never actually seen this done. Could be kind of tricky to organize, not to mention it might be a little rough on the butterflies.

I've also been to weddings where they handed out ribbon wands for guests to wave...added a splash of color to the send-off.

All fun things :-)

Happy planning!

Rachel Ball said...

I've been thinking about this for my wedding next year, too -- I love confetti, especially if it's cut into little custom shapes :)

a thousand mason jars said...

great ideas, thanks so much!

also, just saw a beautiful post on once wed. the couple tied bells on their ceremony programs & had the guests ring the bells at the end of the ceremony! so clever & cute!