The end of a wedding is the beginning of a new life for the bride and groom. With that being said, it is appropriate to send the newlyweds off in a spectacular fashion. Fashion, we know, is always changing. So yesterday’s custom of throwing rice has given way to new traditions.
Some changes are for safety’s sake. Many churches allow confetti, rose petals and birdseed to be strewn before the departing couple, but they do not allow rice to be thrown any longer. People slip on rice on the sidewalk and rice is harmful to birds that eat it. Let’s face it: You do not want to be known as the bride whose wedding led to Grandma breaking her ankle.