Friday, 13 September 2019

Traditions & Customs: Confetti

Confetti means 'confectionery' in Italian and relates to the sugar coated grains that were thrown over the newlyweds.

The tradition of throwing confetti dates back to a pagan wedding ritual when the couple were showered with rice and grain to promote fertility, prosperity and continuity for the couple.

In recent times the rice and grains have been replaced by coloured paper or flower petals. A great modern alternative to confetti is the blowing of special non-stain wedding bubbles.

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