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Greener Alternatives for Your Wedding
April 10, 2019
A wedding has many symbolic moments to deliver positive and inspiring messages. Rings as a symbol of binding the vows, flowers as a symbol of the beautiful journey and sometimes balloon as to signify how the two couple is about to free themselves from the past and begin a new exciting venture. However, balloon release can be quite controversial these days as it can harm the environment especially if the balloons land in the sea. And also about the trash of its residue that the couples can’t know where to find.
Besides this reason, being non-mainstream couple could excuse yourself to try other bits to sign such thing. So what alternatives do you have?
As much as bubbles will remind you of your childhood time and recall how fun it was to blow bubbles and see them fly afloat to the sky, bubbles can be the representation of the past as well. Remember the feeling when you release soap bubbles and watch them disappear? It could be a sign of you releasing all baggage before your wedding and letting go those things. Start anew.
Confetti of Petals or Flower Seeds
Differently, confetti of petals or flower seeds can interpret festive celebration. Confetti itself is usually used for parties, to pop up some colors in the room, to alarm that the party just gets started. Well, instead of using papers or glitters, why not using something organic like petals or flower seeds? You can create it yourself, just collect petals or your favorite flower seeds and learn how to make a few confettis. Then your work is done without any regrets to harm the environment.
There are some insightful believes about flying kites in a few countries. There is one that says flying kites can be a way to honor your loved one. For example, to lie on how flying kite is indicating your ties with your loved one and how you won’t let go and try to always hang on it no matter how the wind breezes. Make it fun and be sure to collect the flying kites after being used.
After sitting for a while during the ceremony, it must be great to let the guests dance a little bit. They can spin around and twirling a colorful long ribbon. To add more fun, you can also let them make their own ribbon and decorations. There are a lot of types of ribbons that you can consider to use: satin, velvet, silk, grosgrain, brocade, tulle, cotton woven ribbons, and many more.
It may be more like a birthday celebration but candles can still work too at a wedding. Say that blowing candles is to make a wish thus at your wedding by blowing candles with your bride or groom while wishing good prayers can be a meaningful symbol, too, right? Plus, it could be super romantic to have them in your evening ceremony and you can keep them at home. The choice is yours, anything you choose for your wedding, let's keep in mind to be eco-friendly and leave no trash behind.