Hi I've got a few quick questions about confetti. We are thinking of having dried flower petals instead but have no idea how much to order. We are having 50 guests at our outdoor ceremony. Who usually throws the confetti? Is it the people at the end of the aisles? Is it the bridal party? When does it usually get thrown? Are other people having an alternative to confetti? Thank you for the replies in advance ????
For 50 guests online calculators recommend 5L if everyone is going to throw it. Venues dont normally allow confetti to be thrown inside and it is normally thrown as you walk out of the church or venue by whoever you want to throw it. Most people like to be able to throw it so for me it is the more the merrier. Good luck x
There's "new" things you can do now throw popcorn etc google some creative ideas
My venue wont allow paper confetti, we are having petals, rice and people blowing bubbles
Making my own confetti with flower petals! It looks and smells amazing! We are going to have a huge wooden bucket of it by the door of the church and lots of paper cones for guests to fill xxx
You don't need to provide the confetti. Guests will bring their own.... our guests bought paper and petal confetti with them. We walked through the outside garden area and had photos taken with everyone chucking it at us. Alot of venues will advise you on where they would prefer you to throw it.
Depending on the space outside your venue, the 'line' of people who will be able to throw will be different. At ours, because it was quite a narrow space down stairs and out, we had fewer people throwing than at another friends where it was a big wide open space and two huge long lines of people. Our florist supplied ours and she said to allow about one big handful for half yours guests - men tend not to throw, and if you've got lots of older guests, they're more likely to want to grab some, so have more if that's the case. We stood outside our venue and greeted everyone who came out while wedding party arranged them into lines and handed out confetti. Do it quickly after the ceremony before people wander off and get drinks etc if you want the big confetti shot.
I'm having bubbles. I like them and there's less chance of it going in your hair, face, mouth, eyes and cleavage.
We made our own from our, friends and family's gardens. Just put the petals on kitchen roll on a baking tray and bake in the oven on the very lowest setting. Keep your eye on it. It's free and means something special
I had 75 guests and bought 5l and still have a litre left! So 4 litres max- everyone threw some especially the over excited under 5s!
Depending on when you get married. Like if you have time. I saved the petals from the flowers I had been bought or I bought myself for about a year and put them in a box on the windowsill and cut them up and used that. I then made confetti cones out of sample wall paper. Cost me nothing as I was having the flowers for birthday and Valentine's Day etc anyway.
My venue stopped confetti about a month ago which was a disappointment as was looking forward to the confetti picture but I have decided as an alternative to have bubbles. I have bought some bubble guns for the guests to use at the wedding for some pictures.
Id double check with your venue as some places only allow real petals/biodegradable confetti because of how it gets everywhere so it wont cause any damage to the environment but i think the more the merrier to have it xx
We had bubbles!
I have been drying my own petals from my garden, friends gardens and flowers I have bought, so all free and dried them in. Dehydrator
I made ribbon wands as an alternative as our ceremony was indoors
We are making our own confetti from petals too. After trail and error , I've found the best way to dry them nice and flat which works best for throwing is to buy about 5 sheets of good quality A1 sheets of watercolour paper. Then arrange your petals on the first piece on top of a firm surface.... then place another piece on top, and fill that with petals. Keep going and then place another board and weight on top. A warm room works best. We have a great space on a bay window and it only takes about 1 week per batch.
Only store your dried petals in a card box as in plastic any residual moisture with mould your petals. Keep fluffing them up every now and then & keep somewhere warm till you need them.
A good rule of thumb is 1 litre of petals should be enough for about 8 confetti cones.
Mine so far... November wedding!
You will need about 5 litres for all guests but it is often just the women & children who throw the confetti so you could probably reduce that amount. It's thrown outside (but you must check first with your venue that they allow it) and your photographer will usually organise it at the end of all of the photos
We got married in a hotel last year. We were allowed to use biodegradable confetti. We bought 20 little boxes from ebay just in case guests didn't bring any. We had 50 guests and only 1 brought some. We had our confetti shot during the photos after the ceremony, in the garden. The photographer asked our guests to stand in 2 lines, then we walked down the middle while everyone threw a handful. This isn't a professional photo. X
I'm having confetti in cones outside the venue so whoever wants some can grab it wouldn't want anyone feeling left out and it looks great on pictures.
Im not buying it . We have lace tamborines on the tables and you can buy wands. I am putting dried lavender all over the reception venue floor.
I bought from dollz confetti who recommended 3 litres for 30 guests (which would have been just the ladies) but when the 3 litres arrived it filled 80 organza bags!! So there was enough for everyone plus extra for those who were a little over excited 😂 I think they always recommend more than you need xx
Our venue doesn't allow confetti because of environmental issues or something. Which is fine because I'm not huge on it anyway, so as an alternative we will be having bubbles instead with bubble guns and the little tubes you can get that kids normally use
I am having dried petal confetti. I recommend Shropshire Petals! I ordered a sample from them and it is beautiful. They have a confetti calculator too to work out how much you will need x