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Fun Alternatives to Throwing the Rice

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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:

Bubbles

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.

Bubble Wedding Send-Off

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Wedding Bubbles

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Ringing Bells

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.

Wedding Bell Send-Off

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Wedding Bells

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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.

Flower Petal Send-Off

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Flower Petal Send-Off

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Bird Seed

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!

Bird Seed Send-Off

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Bird Seed Send-Off

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Sparklers

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.

Sparkler Send-Off

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Sparkler Send-Off

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Sparkler 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!

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