Choosing your Petal Confetti – a look at all the options to help you pick your perfect petals

Petal confetti is natural, beautiful and 100% biodegradable. Therefore it’s the perfect choice for your wedding day and your magical confetti moment.

But there are lots of options and perhaps you don’t quite know where to start… This is our simple guide to help you choose petal confetti that is just right for your big day!

Here at The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company we are proud to offer the largest range of bespoke natural petal confetti. Consequently, it might seem like there are rather a lot of choices and decisions to be made. (for exmaple, we jokingly call ourselves “Petal Experts” – but it’s really not that tricky!) Each confetti petal has its own charms, so read on to learn a little more about which one you should choose…

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Delphinium Petal Confetti

Petal Confetti grown and handpicked on the Wyke Manor Estate

We plant an enormous field of delphinium flowers on our 250-year-old farm in Worcestershire every summer. It’s a beautiful sight -and you can come and see it for yourselves! Please click HERE for Confetti Flower Field visiting information.

Our Delphiniums Petals are all handpicked and naturally air-dried in the summer sunshine. Most importantly, this ensures that they are the highest quality, but it also results in very eco-friendly and sustainable petal confetti. Not only do our delphinium petals biodegrade as quickly and as naturally as blossom, but no fuel except human energy is used in their picking or drying. Additionally, they travel less than a mile from the field to our packing office!

Petal Confetti - Delphinium Petal heart

Perfect throwing confetti petals!

Delphinium petals are small, delicate petals, about 1cm across. Consequently, they are as light as a feather and flutter down beautifully in the confetti moment. Instruct guests to throw petals up and they will “hang” in the air prettily and look fabulous in your photograph!

Delphinium petals are perfect for just about everything. The small petals mean that there are a lot in a handful, and furthermore, they will fit into all our packaging options. We have five colours of petals and we can mix them in any combination you require (including with our Wildflower collection). Our ‘Rainbow’ mix of all five colours is always the most popular confetti choice!

Wildflower Petal Confetti

Most of our Wildflower Petals are also homegrown on The Wyke Manor Estate, handpicked and air-dried. They are made from colourful cornflowers and the petals are tiny, with a fluffy texture. As a result, they make for very good throwing confetti.

Wildflowers can be combined with our Delphinium Petal Collection (see above), and, we’d recommend that a mix of the two is a great way to go. You get a bigger range of colours to choose from, and, consequently, it’s easier to create both softer, more tonal colour mixes, and, conversely, brighter, bolder combinations.

In addition to our homegrown cornflowers, we offer other petal types including Mini Rosebuds in this Wildflower Collection. Rosebuds are very pretty and inject a little more romance into the petal mix! Although, you should know that they are heavier that the other petals, so consequently they will throw and will fly through the air quite differently.

Lavender Grains

Lavender grains are a part of our Wildflower Petal Collection (see above), and they will certainly add a wonderful scent to your confetti mixes. The tiny grains of lavender are dark purple in colour and so they look pretty too! They are our smallest confetti petal, and therefore we advise that you mix them with Delphinium and Wildflowers. The grains will separate a little bit, if the confetti mix is stored for a while, so be sure to get them out and mix them up just before the big day!

If you would prefer to throw only lavender as wedding confetti, then we’d recommend buying 100 or 500 gram bags from our Lavender page – it’s much cheaper! You will get approximately 20 closed handfuls from a 100g bag, and at least 100 handfuls from the 500g bag.

Rose Petal Confetti

There is nothing more romantic on your wedding day than a scattering of rose petals! And so many couples choose to use rose petals for their confetti moment too.

We have three types available – Small Natural Rose Petals, Large Natural Rose Petals and Coloured Rose Petals…

Small Natural Rose Petals

These rose petals are excellent throwing confetti! They are pretty petals, about 2-3cm wide, that have been freeze-dried. Consequently, they will keep looking natural and colourful for up to 4 months. They won’t wilt or fade like fresh petals! In addition, these petals will fit into all our packaging options.

Picture perfect!

Small Natural Rose Petals are small enough to throw nicely, and float in the air. But they are bigger than Delphiniums & Wildflowers therefore they will add a splash more colour to your confetti photograph.

We have seven colours of Small Natural Rose Petal available, and you can combine them however you wish. Blends of pink and creams remain the most popular choice!

Petal Confetti - Small Natural Rose Petal heart

Large Natural Rose Petals

These rose petals are also freeze-dried and they have retained their natural curl. As a result, they look as if they have just fallen from the stem. We don’t really recommend using them as throwing confetti because the petals are quite large: Consequently, they can be difficult to hold in your hand without crushing them, and quite tricky to throw! But you can throw them if you want to – they are gorgeous!

Large Natural Rose Petals vary in size from approximately 2 – 4cm wide by 2.5 – 5cm high. Because they are larger and quite shapely, you don’t get very many by number per handful. To clarify, there are just 6 – 10 petals per handful, as opposed to approximately 150 delphinium petals!

We have seven natural shades available, and similarly, you can mix them together however you wish. We sell them only in a 10 Handful Bag, because they don’t fit into our packaging.

Decorative petals

However, Large Rose Petals are great for scattering, creating petal aisles and pathways and decorating your venue. (Click on those links for more info).

Petal Confetti - Large Natural Rose Petal heart

Coloured Rose Petals

This petal confetti is perfect for couples who want a more adventurous colour of confetti! These are real rose petals that have been preserved and colour enhanced. Consequently, we can offer you bright, rich, colours and shades like brown that just aren’t available in nature. In addition, the preservation technique means that the rose petals have retained their softness. Coloured Rose Petals measure about 2-3cm wide. Their colour is uniform across all the petals, bright and vivid. They are suitable for putting into confetti cones, petals bags and sachets.

Please note:

Most importantly, please be aware that Coloured Rose Petals are dyed. Consequently, they may leak colour if they are crushed, get wet, or exposed to high humidity. But with the light colours the risk is very small – we have never had any complaints.

We sell these petals as SINGLE COLOURS ONLY. But if you would like to mix different colours of these petals together we suggest doing it the day before the wedding.

Additionally, Coloured Rose Petals are available in a large 40 Handful Box at a discounted price. As a result, they can be great value throwing petals!

Petal Confetti - Coloured Rose Petal heart

Hydrangea Petal Confetti

These are super pretty confetti petals – they look like little flower heads! Hydrangea petal clusters measure 2-5cm wide. You get both clusters and petals in your confetti. However, because the petals are larger, you don’t get very many petals by number, per handful. Hydrangea petals can be used as throwing confetti and as decorative petals. They are a bit tricky to throw (being quite big) but on the other hand are very light and float prettily in the air.

Hydrangea Petals look lovely in our petal bags and envelopes. But because these petals, in clusters, are quite big, we therefore don’t recommend them for confetti cones. There are available in four gorgeous shades – Vintage Lilac, Dusky Blue, Green and White. You can mix the colours together to create your own bespoke colour mix to match your big day.

Great for flower girls!

Hydrangea Petals are an attractive petal for a little flower girl to scatter down the aisle. Additionally, they make beautiful petal aisles and pathways and venue decorations too.

Petal Confetti - Hydrangea Petal heart

Mixing different types of petals

Bespoke petal confetti

Many of our customers choose to mix different types of petals together. You can mix them yourself or ask us to do it. We mix all orders by hand to your bespoke wishes, so therefore we can create anything you like!

Play with the petals

Our website is arranged by petal type to keep thing simple. So if you are thinking you might like to mix different petals together, then we would always recommend ordering a Sample Box. You get a small pinch of the petals you like, so you can mix them up and experiment with different combinations. Consequently, it is easy to see what goes with what and how your blend will look. That is to say, different sizes, shades and textures can be quite hard to imagine on a screen, so it’s great to be able to have a play with the real petals! Most importantly, the postage charge for your Sample Box will be refunded when you place your order.

If you don’t have time to get a Sample Box then our top tip would be: Don’t just focus on colours, consider the size of the petals and their textures too.

But don’t worry too much – if you like it, that’s all that matters. That is to say, what one person might think looks beautiful, another person would consider to be messy. There are no rights and wrongs: Go with your gut and what you love.

Mixed Petals Gallery:

Summary of key petal features:

Petal Type Approximate Size Suitable for

Confetti Cones?

Petal Bags? Sachets? Envelopes?
Delphinium Petals 1cm round
Wildflower Petals 0.5cm wide by 1cm tall
Lavender 0.2cm wide by 0.5cm tall
Small Natural Rose Petals 1.5-3cm round
Large Natural Rose Petals 2-4cm wide by 2.5-5cm tall Too big X No X
Coloured Rose Petals 2-3cm round X
Hydrangea Petals Clusters 2-5cm round X

Some quick FAQs:

Our Colour Chart is the best place to begin. You can see all our petals and colours together and easily compare your options.

Of course – please visit our Confetti Sample Service page to order your choice of up to 8 confetti petals. You can reclaim the £3.95 cost of the sample box when you place a future order with us.

Delphinium & Wildflower Petals and Coloured Rose Petals will keep perfectly for longer than 12 months. Small and Large Natural Rose Petals and Hydrangea Petals will keep at their best for 4 months. Our petals are very easy to look after – simply store them at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

Yes – of course! We mix all orders by hand to your bespoke wishes, so we can do anything you like. The petals are kept separate on our website just to help keep it simple. Give us a call on 01386 555045 and we can talk through what you’d like to do.

Generally, they mean they would like you to have real petals – something natural and biodegradable. All our petals are dried to ensure that they stay looking their best, but they will biodegrade as easily and quickly as fresh petals. Mention this to your venue and it should be fine.

In conclusion, now the choice is up to you! To clarify, you can be as or traditional and romantic or original and unusual as you want to be – it’s your confetti moment! Our best advice is simple – pick your favourite petals and colours and just go with what you love.

If you need a few more ideas check out our Instagram. We often post pictures of lovely petal mixes customers have chosen. Similarly, you’ll find more inspiration on our Pinterest board – Bespoke Confetti Mixes.

And please don’t hesitate to call if you need some help creating your own special mix – 01386 555045. Everyone in our office has over 10 years experience with petal confetti and we are here to help.

With love from, The Petal People x

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