Heart shaped wedding rice.. safe for birds?

posted 4 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I don’t think rice is safe for birds but this looks like flattened rice, like they have in India. Put some in water first and see if it expands a lot. Not a good idea to feed birds stuff that expands too much, or so I hear. 

Post # 4
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The bird thing is a myth, however most venues don’t allow rice

Post # 6
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Why not just throw bird seed? What could be luckier than feeds little song birds?

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Post # 7
4044 posts
Honey bee

I think that wet rice can be slippery – maybe that’s why most places don’t allow it. I’ve never seen amything other than birdseed, in recent decades.

Post # 8
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

my venue recommended biodegradable confetti if we were going to toss anything, but it sounds like you’ve already made a purchase so stick with that!

Post # 9
1 posts

Yes it is safe. We used it at a wedding that I had planned. The venue was a wild life museum and they would only allow this because it was safe for all their animals.

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