On Friday afternoon I was perusing the Brock House’s 2011 catering menu. As I skimmed over various rules and such my eyes focused in on this one:
The use of nails, staples, glue or any like material is not permitted on any walls, doors, posts, ceilings or any like objects of the Brock House. Rice, confetti, sparklers and table sparkles will not be permitted on the property. Please ask the catering department for alternative recommendations (i.e. bubbles, birdseed and flower petals).
No sparklers? That means we won’t be able to do a fun send off and get cool pictures like this one:
Image via Sakura Photography
Le sigh… I am so sad…
I also have a rule. Just say no to bubbles.
What are our other alternatives besides birdseed and flower petals?
1. “Yay” flags are super cute and Mr. Gazelle is a big fan.
2. I really like ribbon wands and they look like such an easy (and reasonably inexpensive) DIY project. Plus visually they look great!
We know that we won’t need our photographers to stick around until we are ready to leave in the evening because there won’t be cool sparklers. I think the best way to incorporate some kind of fun “lets wave something around in the air” idea would be to make this part of our recessional.
Image via Your Best Wedding
Since our ceremony and our reception is in the same place this probably makes the most sense. Then I think Mr. Gazelle and I will sneak away quietly via a taxi cab when we are ready to call it a night. Um yes, we are totally thinking of going the inexpensive route and just cabbing it back to the hotel rather than renting a fancy limo for a 10 minute drive.
What would you do? Would you DIY the “Yay!” flags or would you make your own ribbon wands? And do you think the best time to break those out would be for our recessional?