We've seen tea lights, sparklers and donut walls, but the latest throwback trend is a firm childhood favorite — bubbles! But how can you use bubbles to create an ethereal and fun touch, rather than just a cheesy nostalgic wave to your youth?
From confetti alternatives to your first dance, here are five ways to use bubbles on your wedding day from alternative wedding planners Alterkate…
Probably our favorite, swap out confetti for bubbles to celebrate your newly married status. Put a basket of individual bubble pots in the doorway to your ceremony, complete with a sign asking your guests to take one. Make sure your photographers are aware of your plans, so they can help orchestrate some magical shots of you and your partner as you leave to a host of bubble-blowing. It goes without saying that this works best when emerging from a building, out into the open air. If you are doing this with an enclosed building, make sure you check with the venue prior to the day, to make sure they are happy with the idea.
Having pots of bubbles to hand for the reception and speeches is a fab way of letting your guests engage with you on the day. We've heard of writing bubble blowing into part of their speeches, to signify a particular moment which can again be a great photo opportunity. By having bubbles around the place, you'll also help keep those younger guests amused.
The lights dim, the crowds gather, you and your partner take to the floor for your first dance (if you're planning one). What can be better than having your nearest and dearest surround you, blowing bubbles up and over you as you twirl.
One key part of the day will be your couple portraits, before or after the ceremony (or whenever!). This is a chance where you and your partner will usually get a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the day to get some shots and to enjoy your first few moments as a married couple. Having some simple props around can create moments which can be enjoyed time after time, frozen in your wedding album. Bubble-blowing can be a beautiful, simple, intimate frame — one which gives a sentimental nod back to your childhoods.
While its traditional to toast the newly married couple with a glass of something fizzy, a more interactive and child-friendly idea is to swap out the drinks for bubbles of another kind. They even sell champagne-shaped bubbles!