If you’re planning an incredible wedding day, whether it’s your own or you’re helping out a friend, confetti is an important factor to consider. It’s one of those long-standing traditions that guests and the couple alike look forward to, plus there’s the bonus of the confetti filled wedding photographs creating a romantic setting.

On top of the choices between colours and styles, you’ve got to pick whether you want your confetti to be natural petals or paper. Unsurprisingly, we think there’s a lot of benefit to choosing beautiful real petal confetti to shower the happily married couple with. Not convinced? We’ve got six reasons to tempt you.

It’s right on trend

Paper confetti has been used for decades but it’s slowly being pushed out by real petals. It’s the on-trend confetti option that’s fast becoming a wedding staple. Hollywood stars and even royalty have opted to use natural confetti at their wedding thanks to the eco credentials and stunning look.

Real petal confetti is biodegradable

One of the key reasons real petal confetti is growing in popularity is the impact the traditional alternative has on the environment. In contrast, natural petals are entirely biodegradable and don’t carry any potentially harmful chemicals.

Real petals look beautiful in photographs

A snap of the couple leaving the venue surrounded by confetti is iconic and real petal confetti can enhance it even more. Natural petals look stunning in images and make the wedding couple look as though they’re standing under blossom trees.

It adds a great scent

Not only do real petals retain their attractive natural look, they hold on to the scent too. It makes them a great option to give as favours, scatter around your venue, and toss over the newlyweds.

Many venues have banned traditional paper confetti

Numerous venues, from traditional churches to modern marquees, now ban paper and plastic confetti. It’s often considered messy and noted for its negative impact on the environment. It means it might not even be an option to use traditional confetti, so natural petals are the perfect alternative.

You can ensure it matches your bouquets perfectly

If your wedding is set to be filled with flowers, real petal confetti gives you a new way to incorporate a floral theme. Confetti can be perfectly matched to bouquets and décor items to bring your whole wedding together.

You don’t have to be an eco-warrior when it comes to planning your big day but considering some environmentally friendly touches for your wedding ceremony and subsequent celebration can be both easy and rewarding. Being eco-conscious can also help your budget stretch a little further, which most brides to be will appreciate! Read on for our five top tips to make your wedding a little more eco-friendly, without compromising on style or appearance.

Avoid using transport

When considering your choice of venue it might not seem obvious at the time, but choosing a venue where you can arrive on foot or by natural means will reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing a location that incorporates a space for both the ceremony and the reception will also make the need for transport much smaller. This can go a long way to making your day greener, especially if some guests are already travelling to be with you on your big day.

Use local ingredients for your menu

Requesting your caterer or chef uses locally grown, seasonal produce will not only taste delicious, it’s also a way to put something back into the local economy by supporting local businesses. If you also source organic ingredients then it’s a double win for the environmentally conscious happy couple.

Biodegradable confetti

The moment your guests shower you with confetti after you have said your vows and become partners in marriage doesn’t have to be harsh to the environment either. You can purchase biodegradable confetti in every shape, size or variety to complement your special occasion from our website here. This is often preferred by many churches and other venues so is well worth considering.

Pick your own table decorations

Decorating your venue is a vital part of the day. This is when your guests will really appreciate your personal taste and theme. Using locally picked flowers, ferns, berries and sticks to make centrepieces can be really effective, giving a natural look against starch white tablecloths or even on vintage tables with no linen.

Use alternatives to paper

Wedding planning can mean sending out an array of paper – from save the date cards to official invitations then the place names at the reception and subsequent thank you notes. To avoid using unnecessary amounts of paper for each stage, you could rely on email or a group on a social media platform to let your guests know the finer details of the day. Place names can be written or painted on stones or leaves found in your garden or local parks and will make a quirky statement.

 

There are lots of ways to respect the planet and do your bit for the environment on your happy day. What ways can you think of to contribute to an eco-wedding theme?

If you’ve followed our story at all you’ll know that we also own The Dollz, the original! The Dollz is a makeup and hair company primarily for Wedding and Brides. I’ve always had a huge passion for makeup so when we had an order for Becca Cosmetics I was a little bit excited to say the least!!

Any makeup artist knows that Becca provides some of the best highlighters around and I swear by their concealer. They’re a fantastic brand, instantly recognisable for always wanting to be wherever their latest campaign was shot!

#BECCAROYALGLOW was held last week and the invite list included some of the best bloggers out there, you know the kind that are celebrities in the beauty world. If you know, you know.

Finally offering themselves in the UK (I think QVC was the place to be before) apart from being online, they’ve teamed up with John Lewis to offer their full range. This was a VIP event to announce this along with a brand new highlighter!

Basically we had to make up 200 (yes 200) Confetti Poppers with our gorgeous real gold petals, add in some biodegradable silver sparkles and pack them all off to London.

We were covered in sparkles (still are) and had 200 stickers to foil too with their tagline for the event #beccaroyalglow

We’re extremely proud to be a part of what’s almost a different branch for us, not being wedding related and all. Who knew confetti could be used at such a special event. We’ve spied them across social media all week and obviously pinched every photo for the memory box.

Confetti isn’t just for Weddings, it can be used for any celebration and we have the added extra of an in-house graphic designer to take care of any designing and artwork for your event.

We love being a part of goody bags and can create a unique product just for you and your occasion. We’d love to hear from you!

Chanel… Louis…. If you’re reading… Confetti is what you need!

How to use confetti as part of your event decorations 

The tradition of throwing confetti at weddings as the happy couple leave the church or venue is longstanding, but incorporating confetti elsewhere in wedding parties and into other styles of events is becoming more and more popular as variety and choice increases. The options really are endless when it comes to confetti – you can mix and match different colours or choose two staple colours to complement your theme. Read on for a few creative ways to introduce confetti at your special event.

Sprinkled down the aisle

Petal confetti is available in a variety of styles and colours and makes a lovely addition to your grand entrance when sprinkled along the aisle either before your guests congregate or by your bridesmaids and flower girls as they enter the venue. Be sure to check ahead with your venue to confirm they’re happy for you to do this though.

Table decoration

There is so much capacity to be creative with the table decorations at your wedding reception or party venue. Confetti makes a great addition to any celebration and can be as subtle or as obvious as you’d like. Variations that contain glitter elements will look fantastic for an evening party with candles or disco lighting to celebrate a milestone birthday. More muted pastels could be better suited to an afternoon wedding breakfast where there is lots of natural lighting, a christening or even a baby shower. Our confetti can be purchased loose here.

Confetti balloons

Clear balloons filled with helium and confetti look amazing. Co-ordinate your event colour scheme with various bunches of balloons containing different varieties of coloured or shiny confetti to create a fun element which adds to the appearance of your venue. Younger guests will also have lots of fun playing with them as the party continues! This is a great idea for birthday parties, engagement parties, christenings and baby showers.

Baby showers

Throwing a baby shower and baby gender reveal party has become more and more popular in the last decade – they’re a perfect fit for using confetti in all shades of pink and blue. Gender reveals tend to be based around the cutting of a cake but why not surprise your guests with closed boxes of confetti containing the reveal colour of the impending new arrival? Everyone can open it at the same time to put your own individual stamp on the party.

Here at Dollz Confetti we pride ourselves on selling high quality confetti for every occasion; we’d love you to share your comments and ideas for how you’ve used confetti to add to your wedding or event!

Weddings are filled with traditions, including tossing confetti over the bride and groom. It’s something you’ve no doubt participated in at numerous weddings and you’ve admired the beautiful photographs of the couple as the confetti fills the air around them. But where does the tradition come from? Read on to find out.

The tradition of throwing confetti actually hails from Italy and has become a common feature at weddings across the continent. Traditionally thrown as the happy couple leave the church, confetti symbolised bestowing prosperity and fertility on the new union, demonstrating the good wishes of the wedding guests. Confetti has been used in British weddings since the pagan times but what’s thrown has changed a lot.

When tossing confetti first began, it was usually rice or grain that was used, with flowers and petals sometimes making an appearance too, as these were commonly used as symbols of fertility and wealth. This was gradually replaced with small, coloured paper discs that had become popular in France and favoured for their delicate appearance arriving at British weddings in the late 1800s.

While the coloured discs grew quickly in popularity, they’re not liked by venues and some have gone as far to ban them all together. The confetti is considered ‘messy’ and ‘litter’ at venues, leading to another shift in what’s used to capture beautiful wedding images of the newlywed couple.

Environmentally conscious brides are increasingly turning to biodegradable natural confetti, going back to the flower petals that were often thrown in Italy decades ago. The natural option not only means that venues are happier for the confetti to be thrown but have many other benefits too.

Of course, the confetti is biodegradable, eliminating the risk of it causing harm. It also gives couples the perfect opportunity to perfectly match their confetti to the bouquets and other décor items and benefit from the beautiful scents of the petals. As a result, natural confetti is back in the popular books, it’s even been used at celebrity weddings, including those of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gabby Logan, as well as royalty when it was the ideal option for environmentally friendly Prince Charles.

Confetti is a long-standing tradition meant to shower the married couple with well wishes for the future, a sentiment that’s still just as important for couples tying the knot today.

 

Photo credit to Tobiah Tayo

It’s fair to say we’re knee deep in Christmas at the minute. I wanted to do a post on our latest product – Clear Personalised Baubles, which I’m a little bit obsessed with!!

Christmas 2017 is going to be all about the personalised baubles. Whether this be names, quotes or lyrics… It’s a must!

Doggy Baubles

We have stretched to our furry friends too… We know how present they are in most families.. even having their own presents now! I have to buy for Lola and Cooper every Christmas – If I didn’t I’d be in big trouble!

Our Dog and Cat baubles are also not only personalised with their names but filled with bones and treats too. Just be sure to keep them near the top or someone will be in the bad books shortly after the tree goes up!

If you have dietary requirements please let us know as we will help where we can.

The Kids

Kids personalised baubles are in big demand from children and parents… Children swaying towards the filler being sweets of course! We have different colour choices for the names and of course the filler can be made up of sweets, pom poms, feathers or even cars!

Get in touch for special requirements.

Loved Ones

Remembrance Christmas baubles. Family members and friends that are no longer with us can be very hard especially at Christmas time. Our baubles can be personalised and will certainly take pride of place on xmas tree’s.

Our most popular filler in our loved ones baubles are white feathers. If you didn’t know a white feather holds great significance after loved ones have passed, just to let you know they’re watching over you.

Where to buy

We’ve had requests for all sorts of baubles but the most popular are

  • 1st Christmas
  • Mr & Mrs

You can purchase our baubles in our Christmas section n Dollz Confetti.

Prices start at £3.99

Here at Dollz Confetti we really love Christmas. This means that it comes as no surprise that we really want to make sure that your Christmas Eve Box is as magical as possible with the gifts in our new Christmas range! You won’t find anything else like them!

Plenty of parents now have a naughty little elf helper coming to visit them during the festive season, which means that creating a Christmas Eve Box for the elf to bring your little one is a pretty great idea!

Not sure where to start when it comes to making up a Christmas Eve Box? Well, we have put together some of our top tips to make sure that you have the ideal creation that is going to impress your kids, even those that are starting to think that Santa might not be the one bringing the presents for them at Christmas.

Get the right box

The size of the box that opt for when making your Christmas Eve box will really depend on what you want to put in there. Some parents decide to create big boxes that they pop colouring books and pencils in, whilst others go for something smaller and more compact. The truth is, any old box will do. They don’t have to be anything too special, particularly if you are not going to re-use. They can be as plain as you like as you are then going to decorate them.

Decorating

So, unless you buy a pre made Christmas Eve box, then you are going to need to put some effort in and get creative. Not ideal for those parents that feel their arty crafty skills leave something to be desired. The truth is, it is really easy to make a Christmas Eve Box. One idea we have seen is to get glittery duct tape and use this to decorate the box.  You can then tie a big, glittery ribbon around it to really jazz it up.

Another great way to simply finish off a Christmas Eve Box is to wrap it in festive wrapping paper. Something that we are absolutely sure you will have lying around your house.

Personalise it

One of the nicest touches that you can add to your box is to make it personal to your child. This is also a great idea if you have more than one kid and you want to make it perfect for them. Glittery pens or paint are great for adding names to the boxes, or if you are worried it will look messy, then why not buy letter stickers to make sure that it is neat.

Fill it

Now the best bit, filling it. As we have mentioned, every parent will have their own idea of what their child will want to see in their box. If you want to keep it simple then you don’t have to spend out a lot of money, perhaps just their favourite sweets, some reindeer food and maybe a note from Santa reminding them to head to bed so they can get their presents!

Thinking about trying a Christmas Eve Box out for yourself? If you are then you might want to check out the awesome treats that we have on our online store. Glitter Reindeer Food Wand, Christmas Eve Kids Poppers and even Real Snow Christmas Wands, all things that are sure to bring a touch of magic to one of the most special nights of the year.

Check out our full Christmas range here.

Dollz Confetti launches new water-soluble confetti product to mimic snow for winter wedding season. Dollz Confetti has launched a unique, water-soluble new product, perfect for adding some seasonal magic to weddings and events over the winter months.

Snow confetti is a biodegradable, water-soluble confetti that looks and falls just like real snow. The delicate snowflake-inspired pieces are guaranteed to transform any wedding venue into a beautiful winter wonderland, making for an extra special day whatever the weather.

A sprinkle of Snow Confetti mimics real snowflakes as it drifts to the ground and begins to dissolve when it comes into contact with water, making it ideal for venues that aren’t typically confetti friendly.

This confetti product is extremely versatile and could also be used to decorate your wedding venue to enhance the seasonal feeling. Why not scatter it on your tables or place it up and down the aisle for a romantic and magical effect?

All of Dollz Confetti products are non-toxic and do not harm the environment. Because of this, it is now the only type of confetti that most venues will allow at special events and important occasions such as weddings and celebrations.

Samantha Mercer, founder of Dollz Confetti said,

“We are very excited to launch this product just as summer is coming to an end and people are beginning to prepare for more festive events like winter weddings and Christmas parties. There’s something really magical about snow falling on one of those special days, but in this country you can’t bank on that happening. With snow confetti you don’t have to worry about relying on the weather. It looks, falls and feels so much like snow your guests might even be convinced that it is the real thing!”

Each Dollz Confetti mix is sold in 1 litre measures, allowing for 12-15 handfuls per mix. The confetti is practical and leftovers will store well until the next special occasion. Surplus snow confetti can be used to decorate the home during the winter season. Sprinkled over a dining table or scattered on the branches of a Christmas tree, the pretty flakes add a chic, extra festive feel.

Snow confetti can also be jazzed up for the big day with an option to add glitter and metallic petals to the mix.

Mercer continued,

“We really pride ourselves on the fact that our products are all  natural. We’re conscious that this is something that a lot of consumers are more aware of and increasingly consider when they purchase certain products. With snow confetti, you can enhance your special day with the effects of realistic snow fall while still remaining ethically conscious.”

This is the confetti countdown – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 run-through of picture-perfect with a thousand and one confetti petals surrounding you and your happily betrothed – unique, individual and a little fun (the days of dull, dreary and seriously stuffy posed pics are well and truly gone).

1. Blow your guests a kiss to say “Thanks for celebrating with us!”

What better way to say “hey, here’s to you being part of our big day” than personalised thank you cards with a photo of you both blowing a kiss full of confetti to the recipient?

Ideal confetti for this snapshot? Work this pic with your wedding theme colours in mind – if you’ve maintained the same palette from seat bows to your wedding stationary, then you’ll want to see this right on through to the last hurrah. Luckily for you our confetti shop has more colour combinations going on than Kim K’s wardrobe.

2. Take your shoot to dizzying new heights

Looking for that perfect shot? Pucker up for a shot from above – with confetti falling all around. Think creativity, romance and perfect composition. Your photographer will need to plan ahead however, as he/she will need to discover the perfect position from where he can perch up high (along with at least two confetti throwers).

Ideal confetti for this snapshot? Heck, Romeo and Juliet’s balcony will have nothing on the romance of this scene, for which the pretty in pink (and cream) Fluttershy will be perfect; or, if you fancy something bolder and brighter, go for broke with the pinks and indigos that Mrs Cake serves up).

3. A snowstorm for the first dance

Who says that confetti is for just after the church, and no other key moments? A whirlwind of petals can really add a little gentle drama to images of your very first dance together.

Ideal confetti for this snapshot? Choose a light, white confetti to illuminate what will be a relatively darkly lit backdrop on the dancefloor. For this, there is our pure Ivory Petals or the cream and pastel blue mix of Trixie.

4. Make the kid-focused photos a piece of cake

Ask any wedding photographer and they’ll tell you that capturing perfect images when it comes to kiddies can be tough going. For this, there is confetti – the ideal distractor and photo prop for perfect pics of the little ones.

Ideal confetti for this snapshot? Fettiwands are the perfect confetti spreader for little hands – while the sprinkled confetti will add interest and dynamism to the image.

5. White winter wedding

If you’re lucky enough to have the heavenly white winter wedding, snow and all, you should capture a perfectly pure white background with a confetti that contrasts.

Ideal confetti for this snapshot? You need to think about colour contrast here – so pick from the vivid pinks of Sour Sweet or the rich yellow and purple hues of Pudding Head.

Everybody loves a celebration, and there’s no better way to celebrate in style than with some gorgeously scented petal confetti.  Whether it’s an intimate anniversary milestone between you and your partner or a large wedding with hundreds of guests, petal confetti gives every celebration that special touch of elegance and class. Not only does it look amazing, but it gives off a wonderful aroma too

Weddings & Receptions

Petal confetti is the floral stamp of approval for any wedding.  It can be used to litter the aisle behind the bride and groom or spread around the guest book for a beautiful addition. You can sprinkle it over the tables at the reception afterwards to set the romantic mood- there’s no wrong place to use petal confetti at a wedding celebration.

The variety of pastel colours can be conveniently selected to match the wedding theme, and their soft and gentle look will give your ceremony that special touch that sets it apart. Throwing petals as the bride and groom leave the church is a given.

It’s also a beautiful gesture to have a friend sneak into the wedding suite at the hotel and spread petals on the matrimony bed.  Taking these few simple steps to make your bride feel appreciated and valued is guaranteed to start your lifelong relationship on a solid footing.

Anniversary Celebration

It’s always fun to use petal confetti to surround the tables, chairs and sofas as you direct your guests from the front door to the inside of your home.  There’s nothing like that romantic touch to impress your family, friends, and significant other.

A romantic bathroom with a filled bubble bath, candles and a floor coated in flower petals is sure to win brownie points on this special milestone. You could create some frivolity by allowing your children, or even an energetic pup, to carry a basketful of petals just for fun.

Baby Shower

A baby shower evokes sensations of all things feminine and maternal, so beautiful petal confetti really helps to make this day a special one.  You might consider placing petals around the gift table, just to make sure baby has a proper welcoming into the home.

If the shower is a surprise, you’ll surely bring tears to the expectant mother as she beholds the effort you’ve gone to at making the setting appear so homely with a real expectation that something magical is soon to be upon the couple.