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Why dont people throw rice at weddings anymore?

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Asked by alboston at 10:01 PM on May. 20, 2011 in Relationships

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  • We have thrown rice in every wedding we've been recently.. I didn't even know they don't in some weddings.. But then again, DH's side of the family is Greek so maybe that's why we still do!

    Answer by mysevenkids at 10:02 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • probably because it makes a mess

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:03 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • It's bad for birds' digestion because it swells when wet.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:03 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Isn't it illegal in some places?

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 10:03 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • People think it harms the birds. It doesnt. :)

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 10:05 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Birds eat it and die

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 10:05 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Rice is EXPENSIVE, swells in birds throat when wet, slip and fall hazard, hmmm...can't think of anything else right now, oh wait, stings like hell when you get hit with it. There you go :)

    Answer by Kathy675 at 10:08 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Because people are under the mistaken idea that it harms birds. It doesn't. It is no different than than a bird that eats it out of the field.

    But rice is very "slippery" in that it rolls easier than black oil sunflower seeds (what my sister used) and can cause someone to fall. A new trend is bubbles.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:09 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I did bubbles at my wedding. No messy clean up of rice or bird seeds. None of that stuff down the dress, tux, w/e.

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 10:15 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I hear its harmful to birds, but yea it is pretty messy. Think about rice grains being stuck in your hair on your honeymoon...

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 10:38 PM on May. 20, 2011

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