Wedding bubbles are back, baby! 5 ways to bubble-ize your wedding #Advice#Favors & Flowers#bubbles#wedding favors March 29 2018 | Guest post by Katherine Appleby Photos by Sarah Tew Photography 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… Bubble confetti 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. Favors 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. Photos by Urban Light Studios First dance 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. Portraits 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. Related Post Gift "play-along-at-home kits" to family and friends who can't make the wedding Our Offbeat Intern, Liz, had an amazing idea that she made happen at her handmade well-armed wedding: a play-along-at-home kit! The concept is that you... Read more Bubble toast! 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! Snag a bulk order of bubbles at places like Amazon and get to blowing up the party! Bubble Machines For Parties Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Katherine Appleby Alterkate was born in 2015 from a passion to help others make the most of their special day. Through building our experience in the weddings and events industry, we discovered, in this modern age, creating a peaceful and relaxed wedding is our top priority for most couples but few have the resources to help make everything perfect. http://www.alterkate.co.uk PREVIOUS This funky and chic Calgary wedding had an EPIC flower crown NEXT Channeling LA vibes with this La La Land wedding inspiration (aka Dublin turned into LA!) Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.