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History and Myths of Confetti
Throughout time wedding throws of various kinds have been thrown and used as a means of giving fertility and good luck to the wedding couple.
The origins of wedding petals are not clear however in medieval England it was traditional for a flower girl to walk in front of the bride on her way to the marriage throwing fresh rose petals in her path to signify happiness. As time went on this then carried on to the guests throwing petals in the church to ensure that the brides walk up the aisle a happy and joyous occasion.
The wedding throw in pagan times used grains and seeds rather than rice, this spread from the Orient to the West in the middle ages. What people threw would be dependent upon what was grown in that area and the idea was that the fertility symbolised by the seeds would be passed onto the couple. It could be that fresh rose petals were used as wedding throws from the Middle Ages as they were commonly used to decorate the brides hair.
The colouring of the rose petals used are often chosen to match the wedding colours eg the bridesmaids dresses, they are also used to decorate the walkways at the reception and are regularly used as table decorations, in many case freeze dried, satin silk or paper rose petals are used as these are easily available from wedding outlets.
Apparently the throwing of rose petals and confetti became more popular in the 1980s, when rice became unpopular through being unsightly and slippery when trodden on. Nowadays there are many different kinds of confetti that come in all shapes and sizes. Table confetti usually come in shiny metallic shapes eg stars, hearts, dots, musical notes, champagne bottles and glasses to name but a few, and is available in lots of different colours so that usually it will match the colours worn by the bride, this looks incredibly effective and costs very little. A 12gm pack will give a sufficient covering for 2 tables of 10 as a little goes a long way, irridescent colours are very effective on white table cloths as they sparkle and reflect the light and as it does not run it cannot cause damage to the cloths or napkins. Table confetti these days is also available for all sorts of celebrations from birth to retirement and is a simple effective decoration often used as it makes the table sparkle.