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What Are Wedding Bubbles?

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Wedding bubbles are a type of wedding accessory that are often distributed to guests when they first arrive at the ceremony. Then, after the bride and groom are married, and are exiting the ceremony location, guests can blow bubbles at them, rather than doing the more traditional activity of throwing rice or birdseed. Many people use wedding bubbles in lieu of these other things at their wedding because it can be more fun for people to do, especially kids. Some people find that rice or birdseed on the ground could also be slippery and lead to falls, but bubbles cause no such worry and there is nothing to clean up later.

One of the benefits to wedding bubbles is that they are fairly inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk from crafts stores or wedding web sites. They come in small, individual bottles with a cap that can be removed to use the attached bubble wand. It may be possible to get customized wedding bubbles, with a printed label wrapped around the bottle. Some brides and grooms customize the bottles by themselves by tying a ribbon around the bottle to match the wedding colors, and perhaps affixing a label or other trinket for decoration.

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Some couples choose to designate a child in the family to pass out the wedding bubbles as guests arrive at the ceremony. This can be a great way to get a child involved in the wedding without needing to make him or her part of the ceremony. This can be good if the couple has already designated a flower girl or ring bearer, or if they just prefer not to have younger children in the ceremony for the extra stress it causes. Kids will generally welcome this type of task and will have fun doing it.

Other people choose to use wedding bubbles as a type of wedding favor and save money this way. In this case it might be best to have the bubbles sitting at each place setting when people sit down to dinner at the reception. Of course, then they can't be used right after the ceremony, but they can be used following the meal.

Another option for wedding bubbles is to hand them out as favors at a bachelorette party. The women hosting the bachelorette party will often prepare fun gift packs for the other guests. Bubbles can be a part of those packs; there are plenty of customizable bag options, such as tote bags, to prepare nice gift packs.

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