Weddings, who doesn’t love them? Each ceremony is unique, each dress chosen to make the bride feel special on her big day. Despite all the individual touches that go into creating a magical day for the loving couple, there are a few rules that should be followed in every wedding event. Today I’m going to talk about the top ten things you should and should not release in honor of the bride and groom after the ceremony. A few of these were great ideas I got off Tumblr, so I thought I’d add to those for a more complete list.
First are the top ten things to release.
- Balloons – Colorful, fun, perfect for any occasion.
- Doves – They’re so pretty and bestow a sense of peace and harmony.
- Butterflies – They’re like magical fairies, flittering about with happiness over the bride and groom’s nuptials.
- Lanterns with best wishes for the couple written on them – Great to individualize your hopes for their happy future.
- Sparkling snowflakes – Perfect for a winter wedding.
- Confetti – Can be matched to the wedding theme.
- Silly String – Light weight and fun. Just make sure you’ve hired somebody else to clean up.
- Bubbles – Great for all ages attending. I suggest carrying bubbles over to the reception.
- Flower petals – Soft, nobody is going to get a concussion, and they come in an array of colors.
- Glitter – Again, make sure somebody else is on clean-up duty.
What not to release. This list is endless but here are my top ten.
- Vampire bats – Self-explanatory.
- Pigeons – Not horrible, but they poop on everything. If you have a choice between doves and pigeons definitely go for the doves.
- Water Balloons – No doubt everybody already bathed before the ceremony.
- Killer bees – Also, self-explanatory.
- Sealed documents pertaining to the bride or groom’s questionable past. This should have been done way before the wedding. Just sayin’.
- Prisoners from Death Row.
- A busload of elderly tourists from the Midwest. Though you will get tons of photos, most of the pictures will be off center and out of focus.
- The Running of the Bull – Talk about chaos.
- Uncle Bob from the psychiatric ward. No need to subject the guests to a detailed account of his alien abduction.
- And whatever you do, don’t release the Kraken! I can’t tell you how many wedding nights this thing has ruined for the virginal bride and her anxiously awaiting groom.
So there you have it, my top ten things of what to release and not release at a wedding. Trust me, everyone will thank you.
About the book:
A wedding. An ex. And a secret.
Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend’s wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani’s ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she’ll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.
Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There’s just one problem – the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn’t. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she’s being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.
Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he’s determined to find out what…
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