So many exciting new wedding options for today’s couples! Even the traditional wedding toss, as the newlyweds exit the ceremony, has been updated. No longer limited to the conventional rice, the toss can now be done with natural and/or recycled materials—just the thing for spring weddings, and for rustic, boho, and eco-friendly themes! And of course, pretty presentation is a must as well. So here, we suggest some creative packaging ideas for you to match the look!
Wedding Toss Ideas: Naturally Pretty & Eco-friendly
What you can use
Nice and natural – With flowers being such a big part of any wedding, how fitting would it be to shower the bride and groom with petals from actual blooms! These could be freshly plucked from wildflowers, or dried from roses and other small blossoms.
Fragrant – Who wouldn’t love the scent of lavender buds filling the air? Perfect for a vintage-themed ceremony with a tea party-inspired reception.
Recycled – Confetti punched from fallen leaves or cut free-hand from used colored envelopes, metallic paper, paper doilies, and the like are truly eco-friendly choices to consider.
Biodegradable – A clever option for an outdoor wedding is birdseed—it might even attract some winged guests who’ll do the clean up for you! Any excess will just biodegrade.
How to package
DIY wraps – We love the DIY approach of paper cones, doily-trimmed glassine bags, or glassine envelopes with stickers.
Vintage-inspired containers – You could also package the wedding confetti in embroidered pouches or ivory lace sachets, or perhaps in mini replicas of vintage tins for mints, tea, or lozenges—which could then be taken home as wedding keepsakes!
Garden-themed holders – For a bit of whimsy at a garden ceremony, why not use little terra cotta pots, palm-sized baskets, or tiny straw hats to hold the dried petals or leaves?
Don’t you just love the idea of honoring the sweet wedding toss tradition…but in an earth-friendly way?
Natural petal confetti, Flowerona
Wildflower petal confetti, Kelly Oshiro/Arna Bee Photography, via Santa Barbara Chic
Leaf cutouts, Kristi Agier Photography via Southbound Bride
Recycled paper envelopes, Feast and West
Birdseed, The Natural Wedding Company
Dried rose petals, Knicker Elastic Fantastic
Lavender buds, Sepia Smiles on etsy