Creating your best confetti moment

Creating an incredible confetti moment will not only fill you and your guests with pure joy on the day, but also create a lasting memory encapsulated in a single snap. We’ve got some amazing tips for you, straight from family-run flower farmers, Shropshire Petals. They’re on a mission to save the world from paper or metallic confetti, and believe in creating epic weddings without compromising sustainable values.

Shropshire Petals is a Recommended Supplier of The Natural Wedding Company directory. Find out more about them here.

Here at Shropshire Petals we are 4th generation farmers who diversified into growing flowers to make biodegradable petal confetti for weddings across the UK. We grow a variety of flowers during the summer months, including delphiniums, cornflowers, calendula, sunflowers and many more. The flowers provide food and a safe haven for insects and animals, boosting biodiversity in the area.

Once the flowers are in bloom, they’re handpicked and dried onsite to keep their beautiful colour and shape for months and even years. Our confetti is natural, dye-free and completely biodegradable, making them the perfect choice for an eco-friendly wedding.

Here’s our top tips for achieving your dream confetti moment…

Top tips for your confetti moment:

Check in with your venue

Most venues advise couples to use biodegradable confetti, as it naturally degrades without leaving a trace and doesn’t impact on the environment. Just like blossom falling from a tree!

In the past some couples have used seeds, rice, paper or even metallic but these either impact the ground or require someone to pick up after the big throw. Choosing biodegradable petal confetti adds natural beauty to your wedding day, and ensures you are making an environmentally friendly choice too.

Your venue coordinator will also have some great ideas for where you can have your confetti moment. They know where all the best spots are and how to make the most of them, especially when it comes to lighting at that time of day, the ideal location and order of the day.

How much confetti to order

Gone are the days of depending on your guests to bring their own confetti. These days couples order their own confetti to ensure they have enough and they can pick their own colours too. Ensuring you have enough confetti doesn’t have to be taxing, at Shropshire Petals we have an easy Confetti Calculator, you can use for free online. Make sure to provide enough for at least half your wedding guests, or ideally all your guests if possible.

If you’ve got flower girls, planning to have table confetti, or petals sprinkled down the aisle, our Confetti Calculator can help with that too. 

1 Litre of petal confetti is enough for 10-12 handfuls, so if you have 50 guests, make sure to order 5 litres. Or if you have 100 guests, we’d recommend 10 litres. Just remember, the more confetti, the more impact, and the better the moment! There is no such thing as too much confetti.

The best part of picking your wedding confetti is choosing what colours to have. You can match your confetti to your colour scheme or juxtapose it to make a statement. Here at Shropshire Petals we even offer a Pick & Mix service, giving you the option to create something truly unique. We’ll mix it up in the Petal Shed for you and send it out ready to go. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to the fun of your confetti moment.

Chat your confetti moment through

Talk through your confetti moment vision with your wedding photographer. There are SO many ways to have your confetti moment, whether you want the traditional newlywed’s runway, an intimate moment just you two, or an epic first dance confetti throw. It’s so helpful for your photographer, to talk this through, so they know what’s important to you, and they can make sure to have it on their essentials list. Afterall, these beautiful moments will last for a lifetime.

So, take time to decide where and when you want that moment and find a beautiful spot beforehand. On the day your photographer will direct your wedding guests to ensure they all throw at the same time!

How to display your confetti

When it comes to displaying your confetti, the possibilities are endless, just pick what works best for your and your big day.

Wicker baskets

If you’re planning a relaxed barn wedding, we love idea of having your confetti in pretty wicker baskets for guests to take a handful.

Shropshire Boxes with cones

Alternatively choosing Shropshire Boxes is perfect if you want everyone to get the same amount of confetti, as they come with cones. The cones can even be personalised too.

Personalised confetti sachets

For the ultimate personal touch choose personalised confetti sachets. These can be placed on guest chairs and either kept after the big day, or easily recycled too.

Pick and mix confetti bar

If you’re feeling creative, you could craft something totally unique to your wedding day and make your own pick and mix confetti bar, giving your guests something to get involved in, creating a fantastic talking point when looking back on your wedding day.

Don’t forget to enlist your bridal party’s help on the day, your bridesmaids could hand out confetti, or groomsmen could act as your flower men.

We love seeing your ideas come to life, so please do share them with us.

Enjoy it!

And finally, make sure to smile and enjoy it. This is the moment when you get to take those steps as newlyweds and have your most dear friends and family celebrate your love, in a shower of beautiful petal confetti. So, take a moment, take it all in, and don’t forget to share that showstopper of a kiss at the end!

Happy Wedding Planning.

For more tips and advice visit us on our social media pages. With Love, SP x

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Image 1: Jdoor Photography
Image 2: Benjamin Stuart Photography
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Image 4: Frank Wood Photography
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