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

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.

To say that the last few weeks have been wedding confetti crazy would be a huge understatement. To say my house (and me) is now covered in the dust from real petals and dried flowers wouldn’t be!

Dollz Confetti came to life from an instagram post, we simply posted a picture on our Dollz Events page and people wanted to know more. We ordered a few petals in and I was instantly addicted in mixing the petals and flowers to create the prettiest of wedding confetti.

We made a few social media pages, posted up some of our mixes and the rest is history. Everyone loves it.

One of the most exciting parts has been branding the business. We want to keep it under the Dollz group roof but for once didn’t want limits on our brand – We are normally restricted to neutral tones and professional looking colours that psychologists claim make people happy. Out with the jargon. In with the creative flair.

We wanted on trend, bright and happy – I think we hit the nail on the head. I’m obsessed with our logo and tag line, everything!! The feedback we’ve had makes me smile! We did it!

Our plan is to produce stunning confetti mixes that are Pinterest-board worthy! I want people to want our confetti even if they aren’t getting married.

Once a week we will produce limited edition mixes, these will be different every week and will be a complete one-off. We usually pop this on auction on our eBay account. Take a look at some of our gorgeous past mixes.

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Every week our bestsellers seem to be different when it comes to strong colours but these two are firm favourites.

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We update social media all the time so I highly recommend that you get over to our pages and give them a follow. We update regularly and post special offers and competitions weekly!