When it came to deciding on what to choose for a recessional sendoff I was faced with a plethora of options. Lavender, rose petals, confetti, balloons, the list goes on and on!
I definitely narrowed in on the dried lavender (which would be filled in pretty cones) but lavender is quite costly and I didn’t want to blow my budget on something that would only last 30 seconds!
I finally decided on ribbon wands. They are visually stunning, sweet, romantic and they don’t impact the environment at all. (Confetti is impossible to clean up, balloons will eventually land somewhere causing litter, and rice can kill birds when eaten).
I bought thin wooden rods from Michael’s – cut them to size and painted them white.
I then bought cute little wood “caps” (from Michael’s again), painted them in my grey lavender colour and glued them to the top of each “wand”.
I alternated with white and grey/lavender ribbons and fastened them with glue just under the cap on each wand.
At the ceremony I had attendants hand them out to the guests with the programs as they arrived.
It was a fun element for guests and the pictures were quite cute.
It is all about these small elements that really puts a personal stamp on your wedding. With every tiny detail, guests will see and feel that you have had a hand in every beautiful aspect!