Rose Petals for your wedding day – a guide to choosing your rose petals…

Rose Petals – roses symbolise love and romance and therefore many people think of them as the quintessential wedding flower. We don’t grow roses commercially on the confetti farm here in Worcestershire. However, we do have lots of lovely roses bloom in the Manor gardens in summer time. Both Wyke Manor and our Confetti Office are covered in beautiful climbing roses!

Rose petals are a huge part of our confetti petal collections. Certainly couples love the romance of roses. A traditional and romantic choice, the beautiful, natural, delicate and fluttery rose petals will biodegrade quickly and easily. Most importantly, they leave no mess behind after the confetti throw. In addition, the larger petal size adds a wonderful splash of colour to your confetti photographs!

We have 3 different collections of rose petals available. There are all sorts of colours, so there will certainly be something you love. In this post we’ll explain the key details of each different range of rose petals. And, most importantly, show you some great photos to inspire your own confetti moment!

Rose Petals - roses on The Confetti Office, Wyke Manor Estate
Rose Petals - Confetti Moment at Tintern Abbey

We recommend our Small Natural Rose Petals for throwing confetti.

Firstly, because they are light and fluttery: This means that they hang in the air nicely and maximise the confetti moment. Secondly, roses are bigger than our Delphinium & Wildflower petals. Consequently. they have more impact in your photographs.

In addition, they are also a great choice for scattering, decorating and creating paths and aisles. (Get some wedding aisle inspiration here!). Therefore, you can use the same petal across the whole of your wedding day.

Small Natural Rose Petals are freeze-dried to preserve their natural colour. They are 100% biodegradable. To clarify, they are real flower petals, totally natural and biodegradable and they will store for up to 4 months.


Confetti Colours:

You can combine colours in any way you like, to create your own special wedding confetti blend. You can mix up to three colours on our website, and we’ll mix them in equal parts. However, if you’d like to mix more colours, or you’d like a specific ratio, please just give us a call. All our petals are mixed by hand, to your requirements, so we can do anything you like.

If you’d like to mix rose petals with delphinium petals then you of course you can! The mixture creates different textures in the confetti. As a result, it can look wonderful! Please just give us a call – 01386 555045.

How much do I need?

To make it easy for you to work out how much confetti you need we sell our petals by the handful. If you want loose petals in a basket or if you are filling confetti cones then buy as many 10 Handfuls Bags as you require. Alternatively, our Confetti Bags, Sachets and Confetti Envelopes contain one handful of petals. They offer you different ways to divide up the confetti and give it to your wedding guests.

Confetti Photo Tip –

Contrast your confetti petals to your background and as a result they will really stand out in your photographs!

(For example, cream looks great against dark backgrounds like bricks)

Large Natural Rose Petals are great for decorations, petal aisles and centrepieces.

These petals have retained their natural curve. As a result, they look like they have just fallen from the rose. But because they are freeze-dried, they will last much longer than a fresh petal. Therefore they will look great throughout your whole wedding day.

Large Natural Rose Petals are sold only in 10 Handfuls Bags. You simply buy as many as you require. Please note that these petals are quite big: Consequently you don’t get very many petals per handful. Most importantly, be aware that we do not generally recommend that they be used as throwing confetti. This is because they are larger and, as a result, quite hard to throw! And similarly they are not sold in any of our individual packaging options.

These petals are freeze-dried to preserve their natural colour and are 100% biodegradable.


Our Coloured Roses are great for those who are looking for unusual colours and brighter, bolder colours.

For example, we have shades such as black and brown, blue and green, that are not often found in the garden! In addition, the dying process means the colour is uniform across all the petals. These petals also work well for pathways and decorating large areas. Moreover, they are available in a large 40 Handful Box at a reduced price!

Coloured Roses have been dyed. To clarify, these are real flower petals that have been preserved through a dying process. Therefore, they may leak colour if they are crushed, get wet or are exposed to high humidity. The petals are 100% biodegradable and will store for up to 12 months. We sell these petals in single colours only. However, you can mix them together yourself, and we would recommend doing this a day or two before the wedding.

Rose Petals will really add those special touches to your wedding day. When else do you get to be so all out romantic? (Oooh, maybe St. Valentine’s Day!)

If you are not convinced rose petals are for you, then read our post on Biodegradable Confetti – Delphiniums and Wildflowers.

Have fun!

Love from The Petal People x