9 Alternatives to Wedding Rice

It is no longer popular to winnow rice to the bride and groom after the ceremony , as a sign of good omen . One of the main reasons is because most churches no longer allow it.

Another is because the bride and groom are looking for original ideas and better substitute the wedding rice for something different and novel , making it a fun challenge to find the best option.

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What can be thrown at the bride and groom instead of the wedding rice?

Anything that is thrown at the bride and groom will be with the best wishes of prosperity for their marriage. If you are looking for alternatives to conventional wedding rice, I leave you 9 very creative ideas to substitute wedding rice :

Confetti

It is super practical to throw confetti at the bride and groom as an alternative to wedding rice.

If you want to make it more original, you can play with the container in which you offer it or you can make different shapes with the papers and / or use metallic papers to make them shine.

Alternative to wedding rice - Throw confetti at the bride and groom
Throwing confetti at the bride and groom is a good alternative to wedding rice.
Image by Peaches & Mint on Style Me Pretty.

Confetti as an alternative to wedding rice


You can provide the confetti for the guests in cute cones. Ruffled image

Replace the wedding rice with colored paper in different shapes
Replace the wedding rice with colored paper in different shapes.
Image by Viera Photographics on Style Me Pretty.

Bubbles

For a long time it has been fashionable to prefer to throw bubbles at the bride instead of rice.

If you decide on this option, make sure that the place where they do it is not smooth, to prevent someone from slipping if the floor is soapy.

Bubbles for the bride and groom as an alternative to wedding rice
Throwing bubbles at the bride and groom instead of wedding rice.
Image of Ashley Kelemen in Style Me Pretty.

Lavender

It would never have occurred to me, but lavender has become very popular as a replacement for wedding rice. It is the ideal size, smells delicious and is biodegradable 😉

Lavender- Alternative to wedding rice
Lavender as an alternative to wedding rice.
Image of Jose Villa in Style Me Pretty.

Lavender instead of wedding rice
Throw lavender at the bride and groom, for good luck.
Image from Style Me Pretty.

Flores

Another option to substitute rice at the wedding are flowers. The tiny flowers will give a cheerful color and a very romantic touch.

Flowers to winnow the bride and groom
Small flowers as an alternative to rice at the wedding.
Image by Nina Claire Photography on Rock N Roll Bride.

Replace the wedding rice with small flowers
Throw flowers at the bride and groom instead of rice.
Image by Erin McGinn Photography on Style Me Pretty.

Petals

Continuing with the organic, the dried or fresh petals are an excellent option to supplement the wedding rice .

Dried petals as an alternative to wedding rice


Pick dried petals in a colorful cone.
Image by Lily and Frank Photography in  Rock My Wedding.

Fresh petals to fan the bride and groom

Fresh petals as an alternative to Wedding rice.

You can replace the wedding rice with leaves. You can take advantage of the color of the fresh leaves or the color of the dried leaves. They both look great.

Fresh leaves to substitute for wedding rice

Fresh leaves as a substitute for wedding rice.


Image by  Docuvitae Photography on Style Me Pretty.

Dried leaves as a replacement for rice

Dried leaves to replace wedding rice.
Image by Sandoval Studios Photography on Style Me Pretty .

pellets

Another very fun option to substitute wedding rice is to throw balls at the bride and groom: D.

This idea is great for a beach wedding.

Balls to replace the wedding rice


Throwing balls at the bride and groom instead of the wedding rice.

Image from Life Long Studios in The Knot.

Pompons

These little balls are very showy. They are like confetti but they look better in photos because of their size and are easily found in any haberdashery. Excellent alternative to wedding rice.

Pompoms as an alternative to wedding rice


Colored pompoms to throw at the bride and groom.

Image by Krista Mason Photography in Bridal Guide.

Colored Rice

Now that if your thing is yours is rice, I leave you this wonderful option: Arroz de Colores!

I love this idea because it is  very easy and inexpensive to do. Below the photos I leave you the links where they explain with images, the procedure to paint the rice and to make the bag that looks very cute.

Alternative to conventional rice: Colored rice 7 detul


Alternative to conventional rice: Arroz de Colores.

7 detul rice bags


Offer the rice in a practical paper bag.

So … do you stick with conventional rice or do you change it?