Rice confetti

Rice is seen as a symbol of life and fertility, and is often used as confetti at weddings.  This derives from the pagan tradition, in which grain was showered over the married couple at wedding ceremonies.  Rice is also used as confetti in Finland, where the number of grains that remain in the bride’s hair are thought to signify the number of children that the couple will have.  The word confetti originates from the Italian word for confectionary.  At Italian weddings, sugar-coated almonds and grain are traditionally thrown over the bride and groom. 

There are no comments yet - add yours below

This helps to discourage spam