15 Wedding Send-Off Ideas That Are Cooler Than Tossing Rice


Wedding Send Off Ideasvia Society Bride

Rice tossing has been around for ages – it’s meant to bless the couple with fertility and abundance after they’ve wed. But let’s face it – it’s a dated custom. Break the tradition: here’s 15 unique wedding send off ideas that are way cooler than tossing rice.

Wedding Sprinkle Tossvia Pinterest (left) + Wedding Day Bliss (right)

  1. Sprinkles! This is my personal favorite because the pictures come out so colorfully beautiful.

Wedding Balloon Releasevia Blink of an Eye

2. Balloons. Inexpensive and classic!

Wedding Rice Alternativesvia Wedding Chicks

3. Pom-poms: also inexpensive and colorful!

Wedding Confetti Tossvia Wedding Party App (left) + Little Things Favors (right)

4. Confetti. You can invest in party poppers, or simply DIY them in little bags.

Wedding Glowsticksvia Belfiore Bridal

5. Glowsticks make gorgeous photos at nighttime.

Wedding Sparklersvia Wedding Sparkler Store (left) + Beau Coup (right)

6. Wedding sparklers are also perfect for nighttime photos, but look just as pretty during the day. Just be sure your state doesn’t have laws prohibiting the use of fireworks.

Rice Toss Alternativesvia Laced in Weddings

7. Feathers. How pretty is this?

Wedding Airplane Tossvia Little Things Favors (top) + Wedding Bee (bottom)

8. The kids will LOVE tossing paper airplanes or gliders!

Wedding Lavender Tossvia Pinterest

9. Lavender: colorful, and just imagine how nice it will smell after the send-off!

Wedding Glitter Tossvia The Knot (left) + Pinterest (right)

10. As long as you’re not worried about having glitter stuck on you…put together these little “pixie dust” bottles! (You could also use sequins – they’re easier to get off.)

Wedding Bubblesvia Flickr

11. Bubbles are an oldie but a goodie – plus, no clean-up required. Plus, wedding bubbles are cheap!

Alternatives to Wedding Ricevia Jennifer Dunaway Photography

12. Butterflies. This would be awesome, but likely expensive.

Wedding Leaf Tossvia Nacio Digital (left) + Southern New England Weddings (right)

13. Leaf toss for a fall wedding? No money required. You can even get crafty and punch out confetti shapes!

Wedding Petal Tossvia Best Bride

14. Another oldie but a goodie: rose petals. Silk rose petals are a cheap alternative to real flowers if your venue allows them.

Wedding Birdseedvia Pinterest

15. Birdseed is biodegradable.

Wedding Send Off Ideasvia Hip Hostess

Honorable mention: Tambourines for guests to shake as you exit. Many venues may ask that you don’t toss anything, so this is a great alternative!

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