It seems everyone is looking for new ideas for the traditional ‘confetti toss’ – letting guests bring their own is not the done thing in the dream wedding world! Pinterest has lots of gorgeous inspiration, not least the idea of a ‘Petal Toss Bar’ where guests help themselves to your carefully selected pick of the petals – our friends at Shropshire Petals have natural petal confetti in a rainbow of hues and can help you achieve the colour mix you’re after. You could add some glitter (if you don’t mind it sticking to your dress – try foil stars if you’d rather avoid the ‘My Little Pony’ bridal look), use a paper punch for sweet little rice paper shapes, and a little lavender will make sure your moment in the confetti not only looks but smells AMAZING – and imagine that wonderful wedding moment coming to mind every time you smell lavender in the future!
If you’re keeping everything natural, we love the idea of using bird seed instead of the traditional rice – just pop into little bags and seal with a personalised sticker (‘seeds of love’ would make a nice sign off!). Dried leaves would be perfect for an autumn wedding, and skeleton leaves would be so pretty too. And what about honesty seed pods? Cheap but oh so elegant raining down on you with their translucent ivory loveliness (maybe mix with a little plain white confetti) – get them here.
And why not reimagine the rather overdone wedding bubbles on the tables by using bubbles as your confetti alternative? It makes for a great shot, but be careful to keep guests at a distance as the bubbles may stain! Same goes for cupcake sprinkles – wouldn’t they be supersweet (just watch the colour run!) And for DIY or homespun brides, what about pompoms? The pompom maker has transformed the old cardboard circle craft into something quick and easy, and you can pick out wool to suit your colour scheme then pop them into pretty bags for your guests – check the restrictions at your venue though, you may need to assign a pompom picking up party! Same goes for ticker-tape style confetti, which can give your nuptials superstar sparkle – really go for it and get a confetti cannon for around £200!
Whatever you choose, it is a special moment in your day and a great image for your album, so think carefully about how you want it to happen. Our very own Sam went for a ‘tunnel toss’, getting her guests to line the walkway from venue to reception so that Mr & Mrs Smith were cheered and confettied all the way from ‘I do’ to happy ever after. Beautiful!