Whether it’s to save on clean up efforts or to modernize the rice-throwing tradition, there are a ton of great alternatives. Here are just a few that you can consider:
The bride and groom leave the reception hall through a beautiful cloud of bubbles blown by the wedding guests and wedding party. This is a super cool alternative to throwing rice, and a wonderful photo opportunity.
It’s a tradition in some cultures to ring bells as the bride and groom leave, to “scare away” evil spirits. Not only is this a fun alternative for today, but it can be really beautiful and a fun experience.
Throwing Flower Petals
Flower petals are a romantic and fun alternative to throwing rice, plus there’s no need to clean up afterward like there would be with confetti.
Tossing bird seed is not only a great alternative to throwing rice, but it’s a fun treat for the birds after the reception is over!
For an evening ceremony, have guests hold sparklers in the air as the bride and groom leave the reception hall. This makes for a gorgeous photo opportunity and a pleasant send-off.
These fun send-offs are great alternatives to the traditional rice-throwing send-off. You don’t have to be limited to these, either. Use your creativity and imagination to come up with something fantastic that fits your wedding theme and personality!