June 19, 2009

Petal Send Off

On your wedding day, you have many options for your grand exit or send off from your wedding reception. Back in the day, some of the most common were rice, birdseed, and bubbles. Now with brides wanting to be eco-chic for their wedding some of the older send off options may not be great for the environment.

The petal toss is an ancient ritual to toss fresh or dried flower petals. The petals are definitely biodegradable & easily carried away by the wind. Common petals are the rose petals or lavender buds.

Paper cones are easily made by using 8.5" x 11" sheets of printable paper, scissors with a deckle-wedge blade, clear tape or blue stick & your dried petals or fresh petals. Common designs for cones bear the couple's name & wedding date. Your wedding planner or another designated attendant can distribute the cones before your grand send off!

**Be sure to clear the send off with your reception site to ensure there is not a clean up fee for the petals**

1 comment:

WeddingPlanner said...

This is a great idea. Throwing birdseed gets old.