Eco-Friendly Wedding Confetti Rice with Butterflies.
It’s the little things that make a wedding memorable and the latest hot trend for modern brides is not only little, it’s light, delicate, sophisticated and symbolic. Rice Butterflies are now available online as an alternative to confetti and the sole distributor is www.ricebutterflies.com
While bubbles are impractical in unpredictable British weather, and boxes of confetti have been seen a thousand times before, Rice Butterflies are beautifully packaged and eco-friendly. Made from rice paper, rice grain and rice glue only, they are bio-degradable and available in six colours (natural, white, red, blue, green and yellow), with around 125 butterflies per pack.
If you want a reaction from your guests, or are a photographer looking for a talking point to get guests animated, these delicate Rice Butterflies soar for up to eight seconds while cameras capture the magic. Children will be captivated and give your pictures the wow-factor.
- Brides can buy on-line and also alert guests via a link to Facebook to ensure they bring plenty of Rice Butterflies on the day.
- The paper is all-weather safe so colours won’t run near that gorgeous dress.
- The classy packaging fits with many themes, from vintage to contemporary, or for weddings with a butterfly motif, of course.
- Beyond the visual aspects, butterflies are also hugely symbolic, too. In many cultures, they are a symbol of transformation and celebration, perfect for marking a marriage.
In Greek mythology, Psyche (translating to mean “soul”) is represented in the form of a butterfly. Psyche shares an enduring bond with Eros, the Greek god of love, who is also known in Roman myth as Cupid.
Rice is also symbolic, used at European weddings as a symbol of celebration. “Rice is often used because it is symbolic of plentiful crops, which leads to thoughts of prosperity and fertility,” said Greek anthropologist Alkippe Aidonopoulou. “Rice Butterflies, being a 100% rice product, are following the same tradition.”