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So this is why you throw confetti at a wedding

From your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, to why you throw confetti, the meaning behind the biggest wedding traditions is explained in a new infographic, and you will be surprised.

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Aren’t wedding traditions just fascinating? For example, did you know brides in ancient Rome wore a veil to disguise themselves from evil spirits?

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Now a new infographic by Ingle & Rhode reveals the reasoning behind throwing confetti and it might just surprise you.

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Whilst today throwing dried petals and heart-shaped confetti is the rigueur, back in ancient times, people used to throw grains, to wish that the marriage be as abundant and fruitful as the grain, and as fertile as the seeds thrown over them. Very romantic!

As for your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, read on to find out what it REALLY means.

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