The tossing of rice at newlyweds as they exit the wedding ceremony is a time-honored tradition. Nowadays, many couples instead choose to use confetti for their wedding exit for a fun spin on the custom. Unfortunately, neither option is very environmentally friendly. But you don't have to sacrifice those beautiful wedding exit photos. These eco-friendly wedding send-off ideas are just as pretty—but won't harm the planet!
With many believing the wedding rice-toss to be harmful to surrounding wildlife, and with most confetti on the market being nonbiodegradable, many couples are looking for wedding-exit toss ideas that are still fun and festive, but also eco-friendly. Look no further! Try throwing flower petals or having a lavender toss. Some couples will even use dried flowers to throw at weddings. For more eco-friendly wedding send-off ideas, there are also pretty green leaves and herbs.
If you really love the look of confetti, rest assured that there is eco-friendly tossing confetti out there for an environmentally friendly wedding send-off.
Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly wedding send-off ideas to celebrate your newlywed status.
Pretty leaves make a lovely wedding-exit toss, especially when they’re elegantly packaged in envelopes and placed on each seat. Choose leaves that complement your wedding aesthetic—olive leaves for an elegant outdoor celebration, or perhaps fall leaves like oak or maple for an autumnal wedding.