How to Choose Confetti to Match Your Wedding

28 Oct 2015

Creative confetti isnt just for traditional brides. It can create memorable, modern wedding photos with the groom and bridesmaids, help little ones participate and complement a wedding theme with quirky paper cones, doilies, wicker baskets and more. Here are some top tips on how to choose yours

Image gallery

Image gallery

Confetti. Simple isnt it? Guests bring it to the wedding and throw it with a giggle when the photographer tells them to. Wrong. There is so much more to confetti. Until a few years ago, it was usually guests who brought confetti to a wedding, however with couples wanting to choose their own, its now the bride and groom who provide it. But with so much choice, how do you decide on your confetti?

Shropshire Petals, growers and producers of natural petal confetti has just won Digital Innovator of the Year in the 2015 British Farming Awards for its website which features a petal mixer and confetti calculator. Here, the company shares five top tips for choosing the perfect confetti.


1. Go eco-friendly
Churches and venues prefer natural petal confetti to the paper or synthetic types, as it is 100 per cent biodegradable and eco-friendly. As it is just like blossom falling from a tree, there is no cleaning up required and it isnt harmful to animals that may pick it up.

2. Choose light confetti for a delicate snowfall effect
As there are different types of petal to choose from, Shropshire Petals always recommend the smaller delphinium or wildflower petals for throwing confetti. As it is light it will fall delicately to the ground, enabling the photographer to capture the moment perfectly. If there is a specific colour only available in larger petals, add a handful of these to smaller petals to create a textured mix.


3. Add it to venue decor
If you want to use confetti for decorating reception tables and the venue, larger petals work really well. Place them in a circle around your table centrepieces to create a pretty frame.

4. Consider colour carefully
Choosing the right colour mix might sound simple. Do you want it to match or contrast a wedding theme?Or do you want a bold colour pop on your photographs? Think about where your confetti moment will happen.Is the background light or dark? Choose a confetti mix that will stand out. Choose darker, brighter mixes when in an open area and lighter mixes when against a wall or dark area.

5. Dont go overboard with quantity
Deciding how much confetti to order can be difficult. Shropshire Petals has developed a confetti calculator, which allows couples to enter wedding details including guest numbers and what petals are for. It will then indicate how much is needed foryour order. For throwing confetti, normally half of guests will throw (usually the ladies), which will also give you an idea of how much to order.

Shropshire Petals creates a new limited edition natural petal confetti mix each month in line with the season. The October mix of the month is a blend of berry-inspired colours featuring Raspberry Fool, Lady Grey and Damson Wine petals.

For more information, visit



supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.



Everything for your wedding

In The Spotlight: City Brides Ltd, Norfolk

Owner of City Brides Ltd Juliette Bendell tells us about her bridal fashion business in&n...

Wedding cake ideas inspired by the seasons

Look to your wedding season for inspiration when it comes to your cake ...

4 unusual reception venue ideas for your wedding

Forgo tradition with these unusual wedding reception venue ideas ...

In The Spotlight: The Woodyard at Worstead Estate, Norfolk

Nestled in 300 acres of private woodland is The Woodyard at Worstead Estate, a newly laun...

17 plus-size wedding guest outfits

Flatter your figure and accentuate your curves with these options in plus-size wedding gu...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show