Category: ceremony

Lavender Toss Bags — Ceremony Exit Ideas

Every couple ought to have a grand exit after the ceremony! A grand exit is where the couple walks down the aisle together — now married! — and guests applaud. This is also the time when guests throw things — like rice, petals, or lavender — at the newlyweds. I’m not sure why throwing things at the newlyweds equals festivity, but it does and that’s just the way it is. ;) We’ve seen flags waved, bubbles blown, bells rung, and ribbons twirled. We’ve even seen confetti popped into the air. (See the best ceremony exit ideas here.) We recommend a ceremony exit because it’s a fun way to kick off the reception.

One of our favorite ceremony toss ideas is lavender because it’s natural, organic, earthy, and exudes the loveliest fragrance. Our friends over at Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. make it easy for your guests to toss lavender by pre–packing it into these sweet muslin toss bags. This is today’s handpicked item of the day and you can find out the full details below.

Lavender Toss Bags

While Four Sisters Farm Soap Co. usually focuses on soap favors, they’re now offering lavender toss bags because they’re such a delicate and fragrant wedding detail. They fill natural muslin bags with french organic lavender buds for guests to toss as the newlyweds walk down the aisle. We recommend placing these bags in a large basket at your ceremony entrance so guests can take one as they arrive. If you prefer, you can leave a toss bag at each guest’s seat with a simple tag telling them to, “Please toss as the newlyweds exit the ceremony”.

lavender wedding toss bags

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

lavender toss bags for ceremony

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

lavender toss bags wedding ceremony

lavender toss bags: four sisters farm soap co.

Love these toss bags? You can find out more and/or buy them here.

xo
-E.

Here Comes the Bride Sign → Giveaway!

Instead of a traditional basket or ring pillow, why not have your flower girl or ring bearer carry something different? One of our favorite ideas is this Here Comes the Bride sign from The Ritzy Rose. It’s handmade and features a flag design with ‘Here Comes the Bride’ printed on both sides. It’s so much easier than tossing petals, I say! And there’s no clean-up, so your venue will love it. You can get yours here. And, if you’re feeling lucky, you can enter for a chance to win one this week at EB! Get the details below + see some inspiration of this sign from Real Weddings.

Here Comes the Bride Sign

Here are a few (sweet!) examples from Real Weddings:

here comes the bride pennant
by the ritzy rose, photo: joseph mark photography

here comes the bride sign big
by the ritzy rose

by the ritzy rose, photo: amalie orrange photography

Here Comes the Bride Sign

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Ribbon Wands with Bells → Ceremony Toss Alternative

After the ceremony, guests like to toss something at the newlyweds as they make their grand exit. We’ve shared some of our favorite ceremony tossing ideas in the past, but happens when your venue says you can’t toss anything? Some venues are doing so, since rice and petals require too much cleanup afterward. So, we recommend these ribbon wands with bells instead. We love them because they’re colorful (and custom to coordinate with your palette), they are lovely noisemakers, which makes them festive; and they’re mess-free! You can’t get much better than that! Check out a few of our favorite ribbon wands below, all handpicked from the lovely Kate Kate NYC, ribbon wand extraordinaire!

Ribbon Wands with Bells

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ribbon wands with bells

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orange pink ribbon wands with bells

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This next one is my favorite…

How to Pick a Rustic Flower Girl Basket

Happy Friday, loves! Do you have any big plans this weekend? Maybe crossing off some to-do’s from your wedding list? My weekend involves crossing things off of my to-do list, mostly home projects. Then maybe some extra sleep. Ah, one can dream! Today we’re sharing rustic flower girl baskets from the oh-so-lovely Michele’s Cottage. Maybe you’re hoping to cross off flower girl basket from your list… or maybe you’re not sure what to look for when it comes to picking the perfect rustically-inspired one. Either way, we’ll show you which details to look for and share some handpicked finds. Which of these baskets is your favorite?

Rustic Flower Girl Baskets – Round-Up

So, what makes these flower girl baskets rustic? For this theme, you’ll want to look for details like wood, birch bark, grapevine, moss, and wood-carved initials, just to name a few. Take a look at these baskets — you’ll find something rustic-inspired about each of them.

basket with burlap flower girl | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

by michele’s cottage

by michele’s cottage

rustic birch flower girl basket | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

by michele’s cottage

by michele’s cottage

shabby chic rustic flower girl basket | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

by michele’s cottage

moss and branch flower girl basket | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

by michele’s cottage

by michele’s cottage

moss basket | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets
by michele’s cottage

here comes the bride birch basket | Rustic Flower Girl Baskets

by michele’s cottage

My favorite flower girl basket is the grapevine with moss! Although, to be honest, they are all pretty amazing! You can find even more rustic wedding finds right here.

xo
-E.