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Confetti – a wonderful wedding day tradition!

Confetti – a wonderful wedding day tradition!

Symbolising love and fertility, starting married life under a shower of confetti is fabulous good luck and good fun! The tradition of throwing confetti dates back to pagan times when it was thought to keep away evil spirits and bestow fertility upon the marriage. It has endured as one of those quirky things you’ll only experience on your wedding day!

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company are extremely proud to have revived the Victorian tradition of throwing natural, biodegradable flower petals over the happy couple. We are the UK’s orginal petal confetti growers and we supply pretty petal confetti to thousands of weddings every year. You can even visit the flower field when it’s in full bloom!

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Throwing Confetti
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Symbolising love and fertility, starting married life under a shower of confetti is fabulous good luck and good fun! The tradition of throwing confetti dates back to pagan times when it was thought to keep away evil spirits and bestow fertility upon the marriage. It has endured as one of those quirky things you’ll only experience on your wedding day!

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company are extremely proud to have revived the Victorian tradition of throwing natural, biodegradable flower petals over the happy couple. We are the UK’s orginal petal confetti growers and we supply pretty petal confetti to thousands of weddings every year. You can even visit the flower field when it’s in full bloom!

You can Read our Story here
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Things to think about

Things to think about…

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.

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Your perfect petals – biodegradable and venue friendly

Now you have an idea of the plan, it’s time to pick your petals and packaging! Our Colour Chart is a great place to start because you can see all the petals together and easily compare shapes and colours. And if you have time our Bespoke Sample Service can help you decide which petals to choose. Certainly it’s much easier to see and feel the flower petals if you’re trying to match colours.

We’ve a huge choice of packaging and accessories to ensure there is something to suit everyone – from romantic traditionalists to a chic, modern couple. Our Personalised Confetti Cones enable an even more individual touch. That is to say, we can add names, dates, even photographs, to make your confetti uniquely yours.

Throwing confetti

All our petals can be thrown but we recommend Delphiniums, Wildflowers and Small Rose Petals as the best confetti petals. This is because they are fabulously fluttery! Our top tip is to simply choose the petals and colours you love the most.

We sell our petals by the handful to make it easy to work out how much you will need. We mix all orders by hand, and consequently all our confetti petals can be mixed together anyway you wish, at no extra charge. If you have any bespoke requirements please just give us a call – we are very happy to help you create something special.

More great confetti advice on The Confetti Blog:

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Please go ahead and place your order now. We ask for your wedding / event date so we can make sure we are supplying you with petals that will keep in perfect condition for your special day. If we need to hold your petals for a later dispatch date we will email and let you know.

We recommend you select the Next Day Delivery option if the wedding is less than a week away, just for your own piece of mind.

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.

A 10 Handful Bag of petals is enough throwing confetti for 10 guests. Our Confetti Petal Bags, Envelopes and Sachet’s contain one handful of petals. A 10 handful Bag will fill 10 of our Confetti Cones.

See below for more guidance – How much do I need?

Please bear in mind that the smaller the confetti petal the more you will get by number. (There are approximately 150 Delphinium Petals in a handful but just 6 or 7 Large Natural Rose Petals!)

Consider where your confetti moment will take place and make sure you have enough petals to ensure you get that perfect picture. In addition to this guide, you might want to read our blog post on Organising Your Confetti Throw.

Standard Royal Mail delivery within 5 working days: £3.95

Royal Mail ‘Next Working Day’ delivery – order by 3pm for delivery by 1pm: £7.95

Royal Mail Saturday delivery – order by 3pm for delivery by 1pm on Saturday: £11.95

For more information and International Delivery costs please visit – Delivery Info

The Confetti Office is located on the Wyke Manor Estate: If you live locally or are passing by and you’d like to collect an order you are very welcome! Please give us a call so we can make sure your confetti will be ready and that somebody will be here to help you.

We are open between 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday.
Please call 01386 555045 or email hello@confettidirect.co.uk

Yes! The Confetti Flower Field is open for a few days in late June/early July each summer. Please take a look at The Confetti Flower Field page for all the details. We know its only a short window but the flowers only bloom for a few weeks. We are sorry but we cannot offer public access outside these dates. Please call on 01386 555045 for group bookings, photography and media opportunities.

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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.

Yes, you can create any confetti combination you like! Our website is arranged as simply as possible by petals and packaging – you can buy different petals and mix them together yourself at home (we recommend doing this the day before the wedding to ensure they look their best).

If you’d prefer us to do this for you, please call 01386 555045 and we will happily advise and take your order over the phone.

We offer a totally bespoke Confetti Cone design service too – please get in touch with your ideas.

100% real flower petals – totally biodegradable.

The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company’s environmentally friendly wedding petals help thousands of couples make sustainable choices on their wedding day. And by buying our home grown Delphiniums and Wildflower Petals you are supporting British Farming, local community and the planet. Thank you very much!

Petals can be used for so much more than throwing confetti. Natural, eco-friendly, truly beautiful flower petals make wonderful wedding decorations.

You can scatter them down the aisle, on wedding tables, around the wedding cake and card stations, along pathways and dancefloors, and, of course, decorate the honeymoon suite. People often include a handful in their wedding invitations, and if you are a creative person why not use them to make ‘Thank You’ cards as a memory of the day?

And don’t forget St Valentine’s Day and all those anniversaries that will come along – a scattering of red rose petals is guaranteed to add romance!

Why not explore our blog for lots more ideas?

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How much do I need?

How much do I need?

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You could provide confetti for everyone, per couple, or just for close family and friends. There are no rights and wrongs – it’s up to you. Consider the setting and location and have a chat to your photographer if you want to get that perfect picture. Take a look at our Where do I start? advice above.

Everything is measured in handfuls

A 10 Handful Bag contains 10 handfuls of throwing confetti. To clarify, these are closed handfuls – what a guest can hold whilst waiting for the confetti throw to take place. We recommend Delphinium Petals or Small Natural Rose Petals are the best throwing confetti.

One handful of Delphinium & Wildflower Petals

ONE HANDFUL

Delphiniums & Wildfowers

One handful of Small Natural Rose Petals

ONE HANDFUL

Small Natural Rose Petals

One handful of Coloured Rose Petals

ONE HANDFUL

Coloured Rose Petals

One handful of Hydrangea Petals

ONE HANDFUL

Hydrangea Petals

One handful of Large Natural Rose Petals

ONE HANDFUL

Large Natural Rose Petals

Confetti Cones:

Our Confetti Cones are sold in packs of 10. They will arrive rolled and ready for you to fill. One 10 Handful Bag of petals will fill 10 Cones.

If you are making your own cones please be aware that you may need more or less than a handful of petals to fill them.

Confetti Baskets:

Small White Rectangular Basket will hold: 20 handfuls of petals, 10 Cones, 10 Envelopes or 12 Sachets.

Oval Baskets will hold: 30 handfuls of petals, 20 Cones, 20 Envelopes, 24 Sachets or 20 Petal Bags.

Rectangular Basket will hold: 40 handfuls of petals, 20 Cones, 30 Envelopes, 30 Sachets or 20 Petal Bags.

Deep Oval Basket will hold: 60 handfuls of petals, or up to 40 Petal Bags.

Confetti Cone Stand: 20 Confetti Cones.

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Decorations

Calculating decoration quantities can never be an exact science, as one person’s idea of a light scattering or heavy covering will be different from the next!

Our recommendations and guidance are as follows:

Table Decorations:

*The following quantities are based on 5ft round tables seating approximately 10 people. We have worked this out on the basis that your table will have plates, cutlery and glasses on the tables.

1 Square Metre = approximately 10 Square Feet.

PETAL CHOICE Heavy Sprinkle No. of TABLES* Light Sprinkle No. of TABLES*
Delphinium & Wildflower Petals
Small Natural Rose Petals
Coloured Rose Petals
10 Handfuls = 2 tables 10 Handfuls = 3 tables
Large Natural Rose Petals
Hydrangea Petals
20 Handfuls per table 10 Handfuls per table

Aisles & Petal Paths:

You can find much more detail in our blog post – How to create flower petal aisles and wedding pathways

1 Square Metre = approximately 10 Square Feet.

PETAL CHOICE Heavy Covering in Sq Metres Light Covering in Sq Metres
Delphinium & Wildflower Petals
Small Natural Rose Petals
Coloured Rose Petals
40 Handfuls = 1 Sq metre 20 Handfuls = 1 Sq metre
Large Natural Rose Petals
Hydrangea Petals
60 Handfuls = 1 Sq metre 30 Handfuls = 1 Sq metre

Table Decorations:

*The following quantities are based on 5ft round tables seating approximately 10 people. We have worked this out on the basis that your table will have plates, cutlery and glasses on the tables.

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PETAL CHOICE Heavy Sprinkle No. of TABLES* Light Sprinkle No. of TABLES*
Delphinium & Wildflower Petals
Small Natural Rose Petals
Coloured Rose Petals
10 Handfuls = 2 tables 10 Handfuls = 3 tables
Large Natural Rose Petals
Hydrangea Petals
20 Handfuls per table 10 Handfuls per table

Aisles & Petal Paths:

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You might also like to read our blog post – How to create flower petal aisles and wedding pathways

PETAL CHOICE Heavy Covering in Sq Metres Light Covering in Sq Metres
Delphinium & Wildflower Petals
Small Natural Rose Petals
Coloured Rose Petals
40 Handfuls = 1 Sq metres 20 Handfuls = 1 Sq metres
Large Natural Rose Petals
Hydrangea Petals
60 Handfuls = 1 Sq metres 30 Handfuls = 1 Sq metres

1 Square Metre = approximately 10 Square Feet.

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Your confetti – your way!

There are endless ideas out there to inspire your own magical confetti moment. Consequently, if you have seen something you’d like recreate, or do something similar to, simply email us a picture and we’ll do our best to help! Send them to sally@confettidirect.co.uk

If you love browsing through beautiful wedding ideas do check out The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company’s Instagram feed and Pinterest boards. Join us on Facebook for ideas, confetti mixes, competitions and updates. And in addition to all this we run an annual Perfect Confetti Photo Competition. So be sure to send us your pictures after the big day!

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