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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! 

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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...

Wedding Hair

You might want to stick with your own hairdresser whom you know and trust for your special day, or you may want to find a totally different hair stylist who specialises in bridal hair. It's so important to find a hair stylist who can bring all your hair visions to life.

Most brides wear their hair up; it's tradition and many women love the idea of sticking to tradition especially on their wedding day. However, if you never wear your hair up or just in general prefer your hair when it's bouncy and flowing; there are so many stunning bridal hair ideas for wearing your hair down. If you don't feel comfortable with your hair pinned up or tied straight back, go for slick curls, messy waves or a half up half down style. Below we've put together some gorgeous bridal hair inspiration for you...

Always remember, you can style your hair with diamante clips, flowers or veils. 

Bridesmaid Dresses

Although you may plan in your head exactly how you envision your bridesmaids to look and what kind of dresses and colours you want them in; it doesn't always go that way.

You have to cater for all of your birdesmaids' style, size, shape and preferences and this can be a very difficult challenge. What one bridesmaid may love, another bridesmaid may feel completely uncomfortable in. This is why it is so important to create mood boards, find inspiration from social media and look at a wide range of different dresses; also speak to all of your bridesmaids and get ideas of what their ideal dress would be.

You also may want to consider if you're going to have all of your bridesmaids in the same dress, similar dresses or totally different dresses. 

We've put together some ideas that we love to help give you some inspiration that will hopefully aid you in your hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dresses.

Keep your bridesmaid dresses blush or neutral tones so they pop against your bridal gown without taking too much attention away. An important thing to consider is the price of the gowns; if you have 10 or more bridesmaids, you need to find a dress that not only every single bridesmaid will wear, but also that will fit in with the budget.

TIP: ASOS do some stunning bridesmaid dresses & are retailed at very affordable prices. Make sure you don't overlook high street stores for bridesmaid dresses, as they often do the most beautiful and fashionable dresses at a fraction of designer prices. 

This dress below is retailed at £55 on ASOS

These 'TFNC Wedding' bridesmaid dresses below are also sold on ASOS and start from £65 onwards...

Honeymoon Planning

Honeymoon planning is the most amazing thing to do. There is nothing more exciting than deciding which part of the world you and your other half are going to visit as a newly married couple and kick start your happy journey as man and wife. 
After all of the mixed emotions of happiness, nervousness and stress that planning a wedding generates and then actually getting married, the honeymoon is a sweet haven where you can just simply look forward to relaxing and spending quality time together.
Most people will only experience a honeymoon once in their life, so it's important to do it right. Whether you are lusting for luxury, adventure, or a place you can enjoy as an entire family; it's so crucial to ensure you know exactly what you're after so you can start looking for the perfect destination that will fulfil all of your needs. Also, deciding when you are going to take your honeymoon is really important; if you've got enough money to go straight after the wedding then that’s fabulous, but most of you newly weds may want to consider going several months later so you have enough time to save money!
We're going to give you 3 top destinations that we think are great locations to take your honeymoon.
1. Maldives:

Although the Maldives is very expensive, it's a dream destination in the world where you need to visit. It has everything you need to make the perfect, tranquil escape for you and your partner. Whether you visit the glowing beach, spend quality time together in a spa, spend each night at a different island, swim with all the tropical: fishes, turtles and sharks or just simply relax in your water bungalow... The Maldives has everything needed for a perfect honeymoon. 

2. Rome:

If you're more of a European, city couple who like to get up and go on your vacation and explore your surroundings and embrace the culture of a place; then why not honeymoon in Rome. You will still experience the romance needed for your honeymoon, but you will do so in a busy, and vibrant city. Rome is full of history; there are so many momentous places to visit, from museums to coliseums to modern bars and cafe's... it really has it all. 

3. African Safari

According to https://www.africaodyssey.com/africa-honeymoon, 'Africa is an outstanding honeymoon destination.  There is nowhere else in the world where you can experience such phenomenal game-viewing and beautiful African wilderness, just a short hop away from a glorious Indian Ocean beach where a sunlounger with your name on it awaits you...   This combination of adventure and relaxation is a perfect antidote to all the stress of a wedding, and an unforgettable shared experience to kick off married life'.