There are a few wedding traditions that I’m intentionally ignoring, but throwing rice is one I really like. Since rice gets slippery, and the “modern” bubble blowing is not my style, and sparklers get a bit scary after all your friends have had a few drinks and are too eager to say goodbye… we decided to go with birdseed. Instead of having our guests toss birdseed at us after the reception, we’re going to do it post-ceremony and pre-family photos.
I bought a bunch of glassine bags from uline, and designed labels that go with our invitation suite. I printed and cut out the labels at home (on cardstock), then we did a quick and easy zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to hold the bag closed and attach the label. Once the labels were cut, and with help from a couple friends, we knocked this project out in a couple hours.
Here it is, step by step:
cut them up
fill the bags
a double fold is prettier
zig zag stitch, then snip off the ends of the thread
[You can find bigger photos on the Mint flickr page.]
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