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Our September Mix

September is just around the corner and what better way to kick start the autumnal months by sharing our top confetti mix...

Autumn is such a beautiful time to get married; there is the stunning colour change to warm orange tones, endless firework displays and all the leaves fall from the trees. We think that it is so important to incorporate wedding trends and seasonal changes into your confetti and below we have put together our favourite September confetti mix using a variety of larkspur, roses petals & hydrangeas. 




This confetti mix features The Main Ingredient, Rosy Apple, Cinnamon, and Sunset. It incorporates all of autumnal tones: the warm oranges, reds and faded greens, whilst also keeping bang on trend with Andrea Fowler's Fall wedding colour combinations for a bold, autumnal wedding. 

All of the above petals are 100% natural, biodegradable and dye free. They are perfectly eco-friendly and there is absolutely no reason why your wedding venue shouldn't allow our petals! 

Shop now www.confetti-cones.co.uk


All Things Confetti

In recent years, the #confettimoment has become one of the most iconic moments of one's wedding day and it is quickly becoming one of the most requested and favourable shots for Photographers and Videographers to capture. Every single confetti moment picture we have seen is nothing less than stunning. The confetti moment captures all of the emotion and happiness of the newlyweds and the fact that their reactions' are so real and natural makes the photos all the more special.

We often get asked so many different questions about wedding confetti, so we have taken it upon ourselves to try and answer all of these in this blog. 

When is the best time to order confetti?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Our larkspur petals remain perfect for 12 months and you will be absolutely fine ordering this confetti months & months in advance before your wedding. Our roses and hydrangeas are a little bit different, and we recommend to send these out to you no earlier than 4 weeks before the big to avoid the colours fading and ruining. So, to answer the entire question, the perfect time to order your confetti is 4 weeks before the big day. However, we do offer a pre order service so you can pre order your confetti months or a year in advance and we will take this upon ourselves to move your order to our pre order file for 4 weeks before the big day. 

What petals are the best for throwing?
This is a very interesting question. We always advise Larkspur for throwing as the petals are smiler, lighter and there is much more in quantity. Our roses and hydrangeas are a lot bigger in size and therefore fall quicker, so we do not advice to just use roses or hydrangeas for throwing. We do advise if you would like the larger petals for confetti that you mix them with larkspur so you still get the most stunning confetti moment effect from the Larkspur with added boldness and dashes of colour from the larger petals. 

My colour scheme?
If you would like to match your confetti to your wedding theme colours, we always advise you to drop us a message and we will do our best to advise you of the best possible petal mixes that will suit your wedding theme the best. We also have a 'what's your colour theme?' link on our website www.confetti-cones.co.uk, where we've given our favourite choice of confetti petals for nearly every wedding colour scheme we can think of!

How many guests should I cater confetti for?
We always advise to cater confetti for half of your wedding guests. Not everyone will want to throw confetti, and there is no need to cater for every single person unless you would like to!

How may handfuls are in in 1 litre of confetti?
1 litre of confetti covers around 10 small handfuls. However, this is only an estimate as you should always bare in mind that your guests won't all have the same sized hands and some people may take bigger/smaller handfuls. This is why our cones are the perfect product to ensure that the confetti gets spread around evenly!

Do the cones come pre rolled?
All of our cones are made, personalised and rolled in our studio and are delivered to your door packaged perfectly!

How many litres of rose petals do I need to scatter down my aisle?
If this is a question that you need answering, we would advise you to drop us an email. Realistically, this all depends on how long your aisle is. 1 litre of rose petals will provide light scattering for 2 meters of the aisle, but remember this only covers one side of the aisle. To ensure both sides of the aisle are covered you would need 2 litres to cover 2 meters on each side!

Make your #weddingconfetti a must have, not a luxury!
*Money saving tip* On our website, we do some amazing package deals and for £40 you can purchase 2 litres of larkspur petals, 20 personalised cones and 1 stand. Shop now @ www.confetti-cones.co.uk

Below we have pieced together some of our favourite confetti moments that have been sent in by some of our lovely past customers. These pictures are a taster of how amazing your #confettimoment can look if you choose us to cater your confetti...






Make your own Hen Party Bag

Our inspiration for this week's blog has come from some Hen Party Bags we keep seeing all over social media. Although we can't supply these ourselves, we thought it would make a great blog to show all of you how to make these yourself and what to include in them. You can tweak them accordingly and add/replace items that cater to your preferences but if you follow our recommendations, you will make the most fabulous Hen Party Bags. Also, if your the maid of honour, these bags will be perfect for you to give to your Bride and the rest of the Hen squad. 

1. Personalised Brown Paper Bag
Although the bags are literally just to hold the contents in, personalising them with bows, glitter, ribbon or name tags, the Bride's name or hen party slogans will be a fun way of adding excitement and reiterating that you are on a hen do. You can buy small brown paper bags from ASDA stores and any leading craft/home stores. 



Now you have sorted out your actual bags, you can now choose which contents you are going to fill the bags with. How exciting!! This is the stage where you can let your mind run wild with fun, exciting or daring items to fill the bags with. Below we have put together some must haves.. Remember, you can add/replace items with funnier, different or more preferred items. 

2. Drinking Games
Inside your bag, find the perfect drinking game cards for your squad of Hen's and either buy or create them yourself. Drinking games are the perfect opportunity to start off your night by getting tipsy and having lots of fun. 




3. Mints/sweets
No party bag is complete without some sweets to snack on through the night. Also, after eating and drinking all day your Hen's won't be able to thank you enough for supplying them with some mints. Also, we love the idea of these wedding puns 'mint to be' with the bride and groom to be's names on them.




4. Pant Game
After finding this game on Pinterest, we couldn't wait to share it with you all. Prior to the hen do, give all of the hen's one of these cards. All of the women have to go out and buy a pair of knickers that best describes themselves and then it's unto the bride to guess which pants belong to which hen. Get all of the ladies swap around with each other and put a different pair into their hen bag and let the Bride's guessing commence. 



5. Tattoo
We are obsessed with these gold stick on tattoos! Instead of getting the bridal party to wear badges, get everyone to stick these tattoos on and add a bit of glamour to the evening. 


6. Alcohol
You can't have a Hen Part Bag without some alcohol. These mini Prosecco bottles are the perfect size as well. We suggest to add a straw to them, tie them with some fancy ribbon and add a name tag/funny slogan to them. You can replace the prosecco with Gin, Wine or Vodka... 



7. Hangover Kit
Complete your bag with a hangover kit, because don't pretend that your Hen's won't need one for the morning after. Fill these kits with headache tablets, something sweet, some plasters for the blisters caused from high heels and perhaps a bottle of water!



Flowers of Hope


Flowers of Hope are suppliers of Artificial flower bouquets based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire on 9 Doncaster Road.

All the bouquets have names to help you remember which one is your favourite. They are all made up with over 5 feature flowers including roses and hydrangea, thistles and berries. The perfect combination of glamour and wildflower... #theshelly has already been sold so purchase soon to avoid disappointment. 


THEMOLLIE: £40 vase included

 
THEBEKI: £37 vase included


THEMEGAN: £35 vase included


THEJANE: £37 vase included 


THECHEVAUNE: £25 vase included


Wedding Ideas

We've been searching the internet for as much #weddinginspiration as possible to feature in our blogs for all of you, and after finding these amazing little wedding ideas, we couldn't wait to share them!

It's finishing touches that both yourself, your partner and your guests will remember... So why not have some fun with our ideas and interpret them into your wedding in your own way.

1. Anniversary Message:
How gorgeous is this idea below; leave the photo frame, paper and jar on a table and let all of your guests write a little message to you and your partner (you may want this instead of a guest book). Take the jar home with you and leave it unopened for a full year. Then on your 1st wedding anniversary, open the jar and read all the messages that your loved ones wrote for you and reminisce your wedding day all over again. You could then make this a tradition, so every anniversary you and your partner re-read all of the messages!!



2. Hangover Kits:
We are loving these little hangover packages with the famous wedding saying 'in sickness and in health'. What's a wedding without lots of dancing and lots of alcohol; keep your guests hydrated and for those guests who maybe drink a little too much and suddenly become very ill (completely self inflicted) have your paracetamols on hand to cure those headaches and sickness bugs that seem to be going round (hehe).


3. Wedding Favours:
How cute are these little sweet ideas to give to your guests. Give the girls something sweet, and the guys some nuts and leave them on their tables next to their name tags. These will make the perfect wedding favours.



4. Bucket List:
Every couple has a bucket list, a list of things that they intend or dream to do together over the duration of their lives. Whether it's a holiday, an activity or a big move... Everyone loves to dream.We think that having your guests write you and your parter lists of things to do together throughout your life is so romantic. Your fate is in the hands of your guests, and how fun and surprising will it be to sit back and read through the activities that your loved ones want you to do together throughout your life spent as a happy couple.

5. Blankets
We've seen this literally everywhere but we can't help but lust over how brill it actually is; especially if your wedding is outdoors! Even if your wedding venue is inside, people will always venture out for air and we think this is a great gesture! This way, people can stay outside for as long as they desire without having to rush back in because they're too cold.