Now who doesn’t love an explosion of confetti at their wedding?
The tradition of the wedding confetti toss traces back to symbolic rituals of throwing rice or petals during special occasions to bring prosperity and fertility. Today the confetti explosion comes in all sorts of shapes and colours, but if you are not allowed confetti or fancy something a little different, carry on reading for a bit of inspiration…
1. WEDDING CONFETTI FLOWER PETALS
Natural flower petals make beautiful confetti as do freeze-dried petals; they are probably the most popular type of confetti I see at weddings these days. They are obviously biodegradable but check before using as some venues have banned even eco-friendly confetti due to the mess!
2. WEDDING CONFETTI BUBBLES
If blowing bubbles sounds a bit tame for your wedding, just get in massive bubble guns… I’m shooting one with bubbles soon and can’t wait!
3. WEDDING CONFETTI RICE
Rice is where it all started; just make sure your venue allows it as it’s apparently not great for birds, so an alternative to rice would be seed, that way you can feed the birds as well.
4. WEDDING CONFETTI LEAVES
Autumn leaves… but I absolutely love this idea… and it’s free!!! Collect leaves, make sure you dry them out and pop them in little bags like below, or just put them in a big basket ready to be handed out after the ceremony. (Photography by Lara Hotz )
5. WEDDING CONFETTI PAPER AEROPLANE
This is another one I love… a little more time-consuming than the others perhaps, but so much fun! (Photography by Corbin Gurkin)
6. WEDDING CONFETTI – RIBBONS, STREAMERS OR FLAGS ON STICKS
A bit of a DIY job here, or you could just purchase them. I love the sight of guests waving flags or ribbons in the air as you make your exit. This is a great option if your venue has a zero tolerance confetti policy.
If you only take one bit of advice from this blog post, I’d say whatever confetti you choose just make sure you have a shed load of it! People don’t bring their own anymore, so if you would like some at your wedding make sure you sort it out.
For more wedding planning ideas, check out my last post: HOW TO HOLD YOUR WEDDING FLOWER BOUQUET