Floral confetti and how to make your own

Wedding planning can be quite exhausting when you think about all the major and potentially minor decisions you need to make. Choosing your flowers for the ceremony, reception and your handheld bouquets is considered to be a major decision. Confetti, on the other hand, is a smaller one. Confetti has come a long way over the years and many couples are opting for floral confetti rather than bits of paper from a hole puncher. Here are some things to consider when choosing your confetti.

Natural alternative

So many people have become increasingly conscious of the impact our actions have on the earth as a whole. Non-recyclable products can have a seriously harmful effect on our immediate surroundings as well as the local wildlife. For this reason, natural options are becoming far more popular. Rice is considered to be a natural alternative and it has been used for many years. However, just imagine dozens of guests throwing rice at you. It’s bound to sting. Instead, you should consider floral confetti. Made up of fresh flower petals, they will fall gently and they will certainly not cause any pain no matter how hard they are thrown in the air.

Types of flowers

Now that you have decided to toss petals instead of paper or rice, it’s time to consider which petals will make the best floral confetti. By far the best choice is to go with roses. Their petals are relatively large, silky soft and heavy enough that they will fall as they are tossed. If you opt for other, smaller petals, they could end up withering by the time it comes to shower you with joy and congratulations.

Choosing colours

This is really at your discretion. There is no rule that says you have to use floral confetti that is the same colour as the main flower in your centrepieces or bridal bouquet. Yes, you can opt for a single colour if you like or two colours. You can even have your florist mix it up to create a truly colourful and cheerful blend. It is absolutely up to you.

Silk petals

If you like the idea of rose petals but you do not want to risk any chance of them starting to turn brown or shrivel up, you could order silk petals. Yes, floral confetti made from silk flower petals is readily available so you don’t need to pluck the petals from artificial blooms.

If you have fresh flowers or your neighbour has enough blooms in their yard, you can always pick some floral confetti yourself. Just make sure that there are enough flowers and do not pick them too soon. You want to have somebody help you pluck the petals on the morning of your wedding. You can keep them in the refrigerator (in the vegetable drawer) to ensure that they do not dry out.