Since many venues don't allow rice throwing after a wedding, it has become necessary to get creative for the grand finale.
I have had several couples whose guests blew bubbles as they walked down the aisle together, and the effect was beautiful - and really fun!
Here are some other options:
- Rose petals - Guests can shower the bride and groom with flower petals as they sashay down the aisle
- Confetti - Distribute little packets of confetti before the ceremony. You can even shred your junk-mail or old magazines for a colorful, recycled alternative. It's fun and eco-friendly!
- Streamers - Tossed streamers can be a beautiful effect, especially when the colors coordinate with your theme. Just make sure your nephew doesn't try to show off his pitching arm.
- Kazoos! - instead of throwing stuff, why not make a little music together? I'll bet your Uncle Ernie would love to play the kazoo as you walk down the aisle. And keep playing it..... all night long! (Um, you may want to think twice about this one.)