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

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.”

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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