What to throw at the newlyweds

Rice has been made illegal in many parts of the world. Rice is inherently bad for the birds who eat the grains after a wedding, and get very ill and die from eating food not natural to their regular diets. How to keep from spreading this tragedy on such a beautiful day? There is only one way; use a substitute!

Rice was used to throw at the bride and groom on the church steps to promote fertility. Rice represented fertility, and well-wishers showered the bridegroom with rice as a sign of good luck or their blessing for the couple to have many children. Don’t worry; the wedding cake is also a symbol of fertility, so you won’t go without when you remove rice from your wedding list.

Bubbles. Available at any dollar store or with an extremely simple DIY option, bubbles can be blown out of miniature containers handed out to the guests pre-ceremony. Guests simply dip their wand into a bubble mix, then blow on the wand towards the couple to produce soapy delights! The children will surely be running around laughing trying to catch them all.

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Confetti. Available at party stores or for an easy DIY, confetti is harmless and can be thrown in large amounts in fistfuls at the newlyweds. Just like rice, it can stick in hair, on clothing, sit on the veil, and anywhere else it can be displayed proudly.

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Sparklers. For a non-traditional couple, sparklers and matches can be handed out to the guests along with the wedding program when they enter the venue. This way, the guests are ready as soon as the couple exits the doors of the venue, and they can light up their sparklers right away. If the ceremony is held around the time the sun goes down, the sparklers will add an even better glowing effect on the couple. Sparklers can be bought in various shapes and sizes. Go to your local bakery and ask to purchase sparklers for a birthday party to keep the price low.

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Flower petals. Got lots leftover that the flower girls didn’t spread across the aisle? No problem! Re-purpose those by handing sachets out to guests for them to toss at the bride and groom. Flower petals smell good, are eco-friendly and look beautiful. They’re perfect!

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Bird seeds. Why give birds a hard time with rice? If you’re outdoors, toss bird seeds instead. Mother earth will thank you, and so will the hungry birds in the area. Think about it; you’ll be feeding not only your guests later at the reception, but some lovely birds too! Now that’s something to tweet about.

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Glitter. It’s shining, it sticks, and it won’t ever come off. Throw glitter at the couple! Have them shine through their reception with a bling and remember the toss for days to come. Have guests carry a packet of glitter they can empty on the couple as they leave the venue.

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What a release. It can be a new, unique idea to release something instead of toss something at the newlyweds. Here are a few fun ideas for this type of celebration post-ceremony.

Balloons. Have guests hold helium balloons to release once the newlyweds emerge from the venue. The guests and couple can gaze at the balloons as they rise higher and higher in celebration! Guests can also write heartfelt messages on the balloons if they so choose.

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Doves. The wedding party can release doves! The doves will fly off and take off into the sky as the guests watch in awe. Dove releases are perfect for couples who know guests with doves who are known to come back later to their owners.

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Butterflies. Butterflies being released is a rare, but beautiful sight at a wedding. Guests can all have the same type of butterfly, different colors, even different species. The place can be filled with multicolored wings or a uniform of freedom flying to the sky. The choices are endless and they are yours! Hand guests a small takeout-style box with the butterfly inside for them to release post-ceremony.

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Throw a Cheap Bachelorette Party!

 

First of all you need to get the other bridesmaids involved- they should SPLIT the costs with you completely! Just because you’re the maid of honor doesn’t mean you have to pay for everything!

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For inexpensive party– find a good location to have it at, cheapest would be someones house, find someone that is within walking distance to a few bars perhaps so you gals can go out for a few drinks.

Start off at the house with drinks and appetizers, play fun games, have good tunes on, make your own decorations and games instead of buying them from the store. Either you purchase everything and divide up the cost and have the other girls pay you back, otherwise assign people different duties to be responsible for. Go to the dollar store and get some martini glasses- one for each person attending- go to the craft store and pick up a paint pen and decorate each glass with the bride and grooms names and the date of the wedding around the glass- you can even write each guests name on the base of the glass and have it as the party favor and a way to keep drinks from getting mixed up! Get a paint pen in either the wedding colors or pink is always good! make a special batch of martini mix in a large pitcher or cooler jug for the night also and give it a dirty name like “G spot martini” here’s a list of recipes.

I made my own penis cake mold- I shaped a large penis from a big piece of foam I got from the craft store (you want the hard foam) then I took heavy duty foil and wrapped it around the mold real good in a few layers, then remove the foam and flip the foil over to make a cake pan- fit extra foil around the bottom to make it sturdy- then just bake you cake mix as directed- let it cool completely before removing it from the mold and then frost in a flesh tone frosting using food coloring and white frosting and use chocolate jimmies on the balls like hair! looks really good and saves you like $60 from getting a penis mold from the store!
Make a “Tree of Wisdom” for the party. you take a few large branches (go to the park and find some dead branches or something) and put them in a vase so it looks like a tree. Then make either paper hearts or penis’s out of construction paper and attach a small wire so you can hang them all from the tree. Then each guest will write down words of wisdom for the bride to be on them- penis make it naughty words of bedroom advice, hearts make it more heartfelt words of marriage advice! looks really neat as a centerpiece also.

Another fun game is “stick it in” have one girl holding a broom stick between her knees and another girl blindfolded with a roll of toilet paper between her knees then the girl with the toilet paper tries to get it around the broom stick. Make up trivia questions about the happy couple or maybe just the bride, a word scramble you can do on your own also- just mix up a bunch of fun bachelorette type words. You can make up truth or dare cards as a fun game during the night also- you can even take them with you to the bars for even more dare laughs. Pick up a few prizes from the dollar store to give to game winners like travel mugs, candles, or whatever you find that you know you would like to receive as a prize- stay away from lotions and crap- we all have enough of that stuff right?!

A night out camping with a few girls would be super fun too!

Have a pool party with your closest friends. It’s even easier if you know someone with a pool in the backyard. You could also attend a local concert or live show with the bridesmaids and have a blast together! You could also have a potluck slumber party and kick back with the girls and relax before the big day! You can assign people to bring food, booze, decorations, games and more!

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Throw a Cheap Engagement party

Throw a Cheap Engagement party

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Have enough money left over on your budget for an engagement party? Are you a relative or wedding party member wanting to throw an engagement party on the cheap? Here is some great information for you! This would especially fit the theme for someone having a BBQ wedding.

With any theme in mind, here are some simple steps to plan a great engagement party.

Here is how you can save lots of money by having a budget-friendly engagement party.

Make it simple. Make miniature centerpieces with mason jars as vases and a handful of flowers inside. No one is expecting you to break it all out at an engagement party.

Only invite your wedding party. If you want to invite more people, make it slightly more than your wedding party. You don’t want to spend all your wedding money on your engagement party. Remember, an engagement party is to make your engagemet official and to have fun! Keep your guest list under 50 people.

Don’t ask for gifts. Have people save these for the wedding! An engagement party is never about gifts. If people feel so inclined, they can get you something that you would need for the wedding.

Keep the location budget-friendly. A great idea is to have a backyard BBQ cookout as an engagement party. Barbecues are always fun for adults or for children, and it’s such a relaxing carefree activity and atmosphere that your guests will immediately feel at home. Ask a friend or family member if you can use their backyard, or go to a public park. If you have trees and you want to decorate, hang cafe lights around the branches and hang paper hearts, or whatever shape you want for a cute accent.

Bargain-hunt at your local discount stores. All of them have plastic tablecloths, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils to snatch up. Some places even have plastic plates and glasses that look like the real thing. If you don’t enough have tables and chairs handy, buy some at garage sales or discount stores, or simply borrow some from friends and family.

Food can be expensive, so cook up some skewers, hot dogs, hamburgers, and everything else you can buy in bulk. You can also make cheap sides like potato salad and noodles. Have the food laid out buffet-style so guests can pick and choose their own food. You can also get a nice cake or cupcakes in different flavors, and use this for cake-testing if you’re still not sure of the flavor you want.

Have some easy activities. Lawn games are even featured at weddings! Play cricket, ring toss, horshoes, and whatever other games you can come up with. They are cheap, fun, and classic.

Have a great party!