Choosing Confetti for your Wedding
The age-old tradition of confetti dates back to 14th century. Originally “confetto” or small pieces of candy were thrown at celebrations and weddings as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Being thrown with sweets can’t be the most enjoyable experience, so we’re lucky that this tradition has taken a stylish turn with flower petals and small pieces of paper is the most commonly used today. Some people use popcorn, coffee beans, bird seeds, fresh herbs, newspaper cuttings…and the list continues. This is one tradition you can really get creative with and make your own.
What to keep in mind when choosing confetti:
Season Let the season guide your confetti choice. Opt for seasonal flowers or greenery or go for all-year-round paper or glitter confetti. If you’re getting married in the middle of summer, rather use dried flowers or petals than fresh ones, to avoid sad and wilted confetti.
Photos Think about the look you want to create – cheerful, romantic, dramatic, fun? Make sure that the colour of the confetti ties in with your overall colour scheme and that it will not overpower the photos.
Practicality Think about how the confetti will be handed out, how long people will have to stand with it in their hands and how easy it will be to clean up afterwards. Also keep in mind that you’ll have to take more photos after the confetti ceremony, so you wouldn’t want it to stick to or mess on your dress and suit.