Throwing Confetti – Where do I start?!
Have a little think about the confetti moment (or a quick chat with the couple if you are the designated confetti shopper) and asking the following questions:
Where will the confetti throw take place?
The location can help you work out how to organise things. For example, perhaps everyone can stand in a long line down a pathway, or group together somewhere suitable for a great photograph? In addition, natural banking, steps, avenues of trees, archways and doorways are all useful and attractive backdrops. The setting can also influence your choice of petals and colours: For instance, lighter colours work well against dark background (and vice versa).
How many guests will be involved?
It’s lovely to include everyone, but if it’s a very large wedding there might not be enough space to arrange all the guests. consequently, most people provide a handful of petals for 50-75% of guests, some more, some less – it’s totally up to you.
We have designed our products simply around the idea of handfuls. You can buy individual (one handful) sachets, bags or envelopes of wedding confetti in any quantity. Alternatively, we sell confetti in larger 10 Handful Bags. A 10 Handful Bag will fill a pack of 10 of our Confetti Cones. (Remember: if you plan on filling your own packaging check the measurements – you may need more or less confetti to fill them).
How will you distribute the confetti to guests?
You could put petals into a basket, bowl or pretty box and everyone can take a handful. Or alternatively you could portion it out into confetti cones to make it easier to hold while waiting for the big moment. Petal bags, sachets and confetti envelopes are sealed (great for kids!) and can consequently be left on seats or handed out with the order of service.
If you are the Bride or Groom then remember to ask someone to help organise everything on the day – you’ll be busy! It’s an ideal job for bridesmaids/ushers or Mum/Mother-in-Law. They can hand out confetti petals and direct people where to stand. Most importantly, be sure to chat it all through with your photographer, to ensure you get the perfect picture.