The rice toss originated as a way to wish the newlywed couple a good harvest, but there are so many other creative, fun, and bird-friendly ways to revamp the tradition. Here are 21 sweet, sentimental, and silly ideas for your guests to send you off after you and your new spouse say "I do." And share your own rice toss alternatives in the comments!
Having butterflies let out during the ceremony will make it a truly magical scene.
Rose petals are a sweet and simple alternative to the rice toss.
Sequins are a glam and sparkly option.
Make your return down the aisle candy-coated with sweet sprinkles for tossing.
A nautical-themed wedding  would be ideal for these tiny rope streamers.
A beachy wedding  wouldn't be complete without sweet-smelling Plumeria flowers.
Herbs like rosemary and thyme will make the return down the aisle a scent-ual experience.
Add a touch of sparkle with bags of glitter for your guests to toss down the aisle.
Little hearts made from paper or candy are even sweeter in music-sheet cones.
Pass out colorful horns for a fun way for guests to blow out confetti or rose petals.
Multicolored paper confetti says "congrats" and "it's time to party!"
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Rose Petals (With a Twist)
This bride had a unique spin on the rose petal toss. The petals came from a combination of fresh roses and dried roses her mom had collected over the years from bouquets she'd received from her husband.
Tossing lavender, like at this wedding , is a sweet-smelling send-off.
Photo by Géraldine Lentzy-Vilmain 
Hang a paper cone full of pom-poms on all the seats for a colorful and easy-to-clean-up alternative to rice.
This bride hung her late grandparents' collection of cowbells from the seats for guests to ring as the couple headed back down the aisle. Such a great way to honor her grandparents.
I love these DIY crepe streamers  — they are like paper fireworks!
Make your own DIY  ribbon wands in your wedding  colors for personalized wavers.
I love the romantic glow of sparklers. And for even more spunk, go with star- or heart-shaped ones!
These hand-stamped fabric flags won't harm the environment, and they double as a sweet keepsake for the guests.
Have a basket of small bubble bottles available for the guests to lightheartedly send you off. They make for great photos, too!
Big Gold Confetti
Who knew confetti could be so classy and glam?
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