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Confetti, Rice, Rose Petals

After the bride and groom have been declared husband and wife, there are a number of things you can do to congratulate them, the most common way is to throw or scatter items over them


This is small pieces of coloured paper, material or metallic paper, designed to scatter when the wind catches it. Some venues may not allow you to use confetti, due to the mess that it makes and it's inability to decompose.

Some brides may also prefer you not to throw confetti, because of a fear of staining the wedding dress.

Rose Petals

There are 2 types of rose petals available; synthetic and organic.

You may need to check with the venue before making your selection, but the general rule of thumb is that synthetic can be used inside, and organic can be used inside or outside. The reason being that the synthetic petals do not decompose.

A bride may be fearful of rose petals, for fear of them staining her dress.


Rice has become a popular option, due to it's ability to be both cheap and easily to obtainable, and it's ability to be organic and decompose.

In it's simplest form, rice poses no threat to staining the bride's dress.

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