Confetti – it’s more than you think!


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Confetti – it’s more than you think!

Getting married is one of the most exciting days of your life.  Whether you’re planning a big venue wedding or a small intimate affair, make sure you don’t forget the confetti!

When someone mentions confetti to you, what do you think?  Do you imagine horseshoe and heart shaped paper or synthetic coloured shapes?  Confetti is so much more than this.  Many churches and venues now only allow natural petal confetti.  Shropshire Petals grow and produce 100% natural petal confetti on their Shropshire farm and they would like to share their tips on how you can use confetti to make your day extra special.

5 confetti ideas

1. Traditional throwing confetti
Traditionally confetti is used to celebrate the marriage of a couple.  Guests throw it over the newly weds after the marriage ceremony.  Choosing the colours for your confetti can be a difficult decision.  Think about the confetti moment you want.  You could take some inspiration from the season in which you are getting married, choose shades to complement your colour scheme, contrast your colour scheme or go for subtle ivory confetti for a delicate confetti moment.  The colour of your confetti can really help to create that ‘wow’ factor moment.

Handfuls

2.  Petal path
Make the most of your confetti and use it to create a beautiful petal path for you to walk on and follow into your venue and down the aisle.  Why not place small jars, vases or pots with fresh flowers to create an outline for your path.  Then scatter the confetti of your choice in between the jars to make a stunning petal path for you to walk down.

ShropshirePetals.com Petal Path from £11.25 per litre (1)

3. Table decorations
You can really make a statement with your table decorations without them costing you a fortune.  Place a wheat sheaf in the centre of each table and decorate by placing some fresh flowers to match your bouquet in between the wheat stems.  You can add some coloured ribbon to match your theme around the stems to give a colour splash.  Sprinkle some natural petal confetti around your wheat sheaves onto the tablecloth for a romantic textured detail.  Wheat sheaves can then be taken home by guests at the end of the day to decorate their own homes.

Table Decorations

4. Decorate your Venue

A great way to decorate parts of the venue that need a splash of colour and brightening up is to put some handpicked seasonal flowers into a jar, jug or other item of choice and scatter natural petal confetti around them for a delicate floral effect.

Petals scattered

5. Natural petal confetti favours

Choosing favours to give to your guests can be difficult.  Why not add some of your own creativity to yours by making your guests their own natural petal confetti bath bombs.  Simple and easy to make, you can personalise them for individual guests or make a big batch so they all match.  Add some natural scent, such as lavender and some food colouring to complement your chosen petals for a fabulous handmade favour.

ShropshirePetals.com Petal Bath Bomb Step 8 2 Bombs

Capturing the perfect confetti moment

After choosing your perfect confetti mix, you will want to capture that perfect confetti moment.  The confetti shot is one of the most requested by wedding photographers and capturing that moment isn’t as easy as you may think.  Here are 7 top tips for how it should be done!

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1. Choose the right confetti
There are different colours and sizes of natural petal confetti.  The best petals for throwing are small petals such as delphiniums or wild flowers as they are light and fall delicately to the ground.  Choosing small petals will ensure your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment.  If you are set on a colour only available in larger petals, you can add some of these to smaller ones, which will also give a lovely textured effect to your photos.

2. Choose the right colour mix
The colour might sound simple – be sure to consider where your photographs are being taken – is the background light or dark?  Choose colours that will stand out, for example, if you are using church walls as a background, pale colours will be enhanced on a photograph and use darker colours like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background for a bold colour splash.

ShropshirePetals.com Mix it Up Confetti in cones £55 for 10 litres

3. Work out how much you will need
Depending on the type of shot you want – a confetti shot full of petals or a delicate confetti shot – you will need to know how much confetti you will need.  For a full shot, make sure you have plenty for your guests to throw; one or two large handfuls per guest will be perfect.  For a more delicate shot, one handful per couple will work wonderfully.  Usually only half of your guests will throw confetti (this tends to be just the ladies), so make sure you have enough depending on the number of guests you are having.  You can use the Shropshire Petals confetti calculator to help.

4. Discuss your confetti shot with your photographer
Make sure you plan your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day.  Ask to see some photos they have taken previously to give you an idea of their style.  Your photographer will probably know the wedding location, ask them where they think is the best spot to have your confetti moment.  The will be able to discuss options with you according to the time of day, light and surroundings.

5.  Make sure your guests know how to throw!
This might sound simple, but you only get one chance to capture the perfect confetti moment and the key is in the throwing.  Delegate a bridesmaid or usher to organise the shot by getting them to ask your guests to stand close to each other and throw their confetti as high as they can to create a perfect flutter.  You don’t want guests throwing confetti directly at your faces!

ShropshirePetals.com Confetti over couple from £11.25 per litre (4)

6. Get high!
If you want your confetti shot to capture the whole moment – you surrounded by all of your guests throwing confetti – then ask your photographer to take the shot from a ladder or somewhere high to ensure they can get everyone in.  As you will probably be looking up towards your confetti, taking the photo from a higher spot will give it an interesting angle.

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7. Choose the right colour.
The colour might sound simple – be sure to consider where your photographs are being taken – is the background light or dark?  Choose colours that will stand out, for example, if you are using church walls as a background, pale colours will be enhanced on a photograph and use darker colours like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background for a bold colour splash.
And it’s as simple as that!  Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect moment and cherish the confetti shot forever.

A huge thank you to  Shropshire Petals for sharing with us today! You can check out their amazing range of natural confetti!

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www.shropshirepetals.co.uk


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