1. The Sparkler Send-Off
Instead of throwing rice when the new couple prepares to leave, hold a sparkler send-off.
Print announcement of the send-off on 4 x 6 inch pieces of heavy-weight cardstock. Include the bride and groom’s name, time of the send-off, favorite phrase to cheer, and any other instructions you’d like.
Cut two slits, one at the top and one at the bottom of the announcement. Slide one sparkler through the slits. Arrange sparklers and announcements in a vintage bucket or basket. Have helpers ready with torch lighters just before the time of the send-off.
This works best with large sparklers, but could be easily done with standard sparklers and a smaller announcement attached. Perfect for all ages.