Until a few years ago, it was usually the guests who brought confetti to a wedding, however with couples wanting to choose their own confetti to match their wedding theme, now they provide it. But with so much more choice, how do you choose your confetti? Here are our top 5 tips for choosing confetti.

Choose natural petal confetti

Churches and wedding venues prefer natural petal confetti to the paper or synthetic types, as it is 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly. As it is just like blossom falling from a tree, there is no cleaning up required as it naturally biodegrades. 

Choose the right type for what you want it for

As there are different types of petal to choose from, we always recommend the smaller delphinium or wildflower petals for throwing confetti as it is light, which means it will fall delicately to the ground, enabling the photographer to capture the moment perfectly. If there is a specific colour only available in larger petals, add a handful of these to smaller petals to create a beautiful textured mix.

Use confetti for decorating

If you want to use confetti for decorating your reception tables and venue, larger petals work really well. Scatter them over a crisp white tablecloth for a colour splash on your tables or place them in a circle around your table centrepieces to create a pretty frame.

Choosing your colours

Choosing the right colour mix might sound simple; do you want it to match or contrast your wedding them, or do you want a bold colour pop on your photographs? Think about where you are going to have your confetti moment, is the background light or dark? Choose a confetti mix that will stand out: darker/brighter mixes when in an open area and lighter mixes when against a wall or dark area work really well.

Choose how much you need

Deciding how much confetti to order can be difficult. We have developed a confetti calculator, which allows you to enter your wedding details including how many guests you are having and what your want your petals for. It will then tell you how much you will need to order. As a guide, for throwing confetti, normally half of your guests will throw (usually the ladies), which will also give you an idea of how much to order

For more inspiration, visit our Fields of Ideas, which is packed with ideas of what you can do with confetti.

Love as always, SP x x