Dear 100 Hour Board,
Board Question #22338 used the example of rice and bubbles in weddings. The symbolism of rice is pretty well established, but what is the symbol of bubbles? A fragile, transparent, short lived marriage? No, thanks.
- Knick-knack (rice) Paddy Whack
I don't think bubbles symbolize anything really.
I think the reasons people use bubbles are:
1. They're a lot less of a mess to clean up.
2. Girls think they're cute.
One time I went to a wedding where the guests made a tunnel by holding up sparklers. That was fun. I would never do it at my wedding for fear that a guest would catch something on fire but, it was fun.
Try looking at bubbles more optimistically.
Lavish is right, but the tacky bubble idea is one of those "necessity is the mother of invention" examples where rice was banned because of birds choking on it.