February 20th, 2018 | Rachel Parry
The confetti shot is often one of the standout images from a wedding and is a tradition that never seems to falter. Unfortunately though, this bright and beautiful moment only lasts a few seconds, with the confetti then blown away by the breeze as the wedding party move onto the next step of the proceedings.
Keen to see couples make much more of confetti for their big day, we’ve invited our lovely Sponsor and expert in the field, Shropshire Petals, along to the blog to share their inspiring ideas on what other elements of the celebrations that confetti can play a super-pretty part in.
Renowned for their ‘Pick & Mix’ confetti selector, Shropshire Petals enable couples to create their own unique natural petal confetti mixes for their big day. Brides Up North readers that would like to do so can save 10% on confetti orders over £50* by entering BRIDESNORTH10 at the checkout.
So here we go, Shropshire Petals’ top five ways to make a fabulous feature out of your confetti:
Having a confetti bar is a great way to show off your style, creativity and evoke a bit of fun for your guests. Select several different petals and colours of natural petal confetti to suit your wedding theme and place individual colours or mixes into containers such as jars, pots and vases. Arrange them on a table, bench or a place at your venue that is close to where you will be having your confetti moment together with some confetti cones or pouches for your guests to fill. Add some props and extra décor to complement your styling and let your guests have fun selecting confetti for your special moment.
Guests love to interact with your wedding day, so giving them something to do is a great way to get them involved. Displaying your confetti in hanging confetti cones will encourage guests to help themselves. Peg cones filled with your chosen confetti onto lines of string. You could have a line either side of a path where guests will stand for your confetti moment, which will make for a stunning photograph and easy for guests to see where they need to stand. You could also hang cones off individual chairs at your ceremony or in a pail at the end of your pews for guests to take as they leave.
July 7th, 2015 | Julia Braime
Whether you’re planning a big blow out wedding or a small intimate affair, the day wouldn’t be complete without the throwing of confetti. Confetti symbolises the union of a couple getting married, so why not make it extra special and let your guests choose the confetti to shower you with?
Brides Up North Sponsor Shropshire Petals grow and produce natural petal confetti on their Shropshire farm. They produce an array of beautiful petals in a range of colours and petal types. Here are their tips on how you can make your own confetti bar, like a sort of pretty petal pic n mix… we love it!
Shropshire Petals are offering Brides Up North the chance to save 10% off orders over £65 by using your unique Brides Up North discount code here.
shropshire petals say: A confetti bar enables your guests to choose from a range of colours to ensure your confetti moment is a magical surprise. Not only will you get an amazing and fun confetti shot, a confetti bar is a great way of providing some entertainment for your guests.
Choose individual colours and mixtures of petals to match or contrast your wedding theme. Consider where you will be having your confetti moment to ensure that the petals are going to stand out when your photographer captures your guests throwing confetti over you.
Pick as many colours as you like, and you can even order samples to try out at home before you decide which will give you an idea of how your chosen petals will look when thrown together.
For a light and colourful confetti mix, choosing a variety of pastel colours mixed together is perfect for summer. The popular Summer Nights confetti is a delicate mix of light blue, pale pink and ivory petals.
We recommend smaller petals such as delphiniums and wildflowers as these are lighter and create a gentle flutter as they fall. To add some extra colour and texture, you can select some larger petals to mix in with the smaller ones.
If you are looking for even more of a colour splash, pick and mix your own confetti using the pick and mix tool online.
style it pretty
Choose a range of containers to display your confetti in, including Kilner jars, vases, buckets, vintage boxes, wooden crates or anything you like to suit your style and wedding theme.
fill ’em up
Place each of your individual colours or mixes of confetti into your chosen containers and put them in a prominent position where you will be having your confetti moment. Don’t worry about doing this yourself, pre-fill containers and delegate a member of the bridal party to set this up on the big day. Use the online confetti calculator to work out how much you’ll need.
do it themselves
Before the big day, make a cute sign to go next to your confetti bar to explain to guests what they need to do.
pick n mix
Let your guests pick and mix confetti from the confetti bar when its time and enjoy your magical confetti moment. Get set… throw!
For more information and inspiration, visit www.shropshirepetals.com.
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