*Today’s post is part of my on-going Wedding Wednesday Series. A chance for me to ramble on about non-running, wedding related stuff!*
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Upon signing the contact for our chosen wedding venue, I noticed that there was a strict no sparkler or throwing of rice on the property.
Now, as I’ve been gushing over wedding blogs for the past six months, I knew I wanted that grand exit sparkler photo. But I quickly came to the realization that that wasn’t a good enough reason not to pick my venue.
So my mother and I quickly turned to plan B, C, & well D. Because J. Alabama and I are going to have a grand exit damn it, and it is going to be awesome.
So we toyed with the idea of blowing bubbles and even swinging around glow sticks, but none of those options felt right.
And though we are exiting at 11:30 pm, it will be dark outside, our venue has bright lights that will shine on the front steps for our exit. So sparklers may not have really worked anyways.
So plan D actually came to my mom less than a week ago. As in merely 2 weeks before the wedding. She came up with the idea to make wedding wands!
Let’s just say it was a mad scramble last weekend to get them made, but our exit will full of love in the form of flying ribbon!
What you will need:
- desired amount of chopsticks or small wooden rods
- desired color & amount of ribbon (various colors & patterns recommended)
- glue gun
- random fake flowers, beads, jewels….etc
This is pretty much an anything goes kind of project!
And it was so incredibly easy, once I begged for help from my family members.
You start by picking your chopstick & taking your desired ribbon and tying it on the end in a big knot.
We ended up using two-three different colors of ribbon and tying it in a knot in the middle. Basically doubling the ribbon from two strands to make it look like four strands.
Next you can take a bunch of tinsel and tie it in a knot above or below the ribbon knot on the stick. (The tinsel was a bit trickier, but it was a cheap way to add more fluff and shine to the wands!)
Then it was time for the final touches! With your glue gun in hand, glue down parts of the ribbon knot, so it won’t come off the stick. And bedazzle the heck of it!
Feel free to glue on jewels, fake flowers, or even buttons for the final touch!
Then let your Grandfather model them off for you.
I think these will add the perfect pizzazz for our end of the evening grand exit.
Happy Wedding Wednesday Friends! (10 more days!)
We are running out of Wednesday’s between now and the wedding, so you may see a few extra Wedding related posts popping up over the next week.