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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 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. 

Wooden Pallet Wedding

All over the internet, you see so many different pictures of wooden pallets being reclaimed into new, exciting objects. DIYers are constantly making new uses out of pallets, and because they are so cheap to buy and so versatile, many different people have begun undertaking their own unique projects.

We LOVE the idea of handmade weddings and all things bespoke and beautiful. Barn weddings and venues outdoors seem to really take on this vintage look, and we think it looks amazing.
If you know of a handyman; or if you yourself are a handy woman, set yourself a challenge. Wooden pallets can literally be used for anything and everything; and we think what better way than to incorporate these creations into your wedding. Bonus- they are cheap to buy and can then be either reused or sold after you no longer need/want them.

Here are our top 5 picks of amazing pallet creations that we think would look stunning at weddings, so why not try and recreate them yourself! Just a little wedding inspiration for you...

1. Wooden Bar

So many people are making wooden bars in their gardens at home; can you actually imagine something better than having your own bar in your back yard!!
We think that making a wooden bar for your wedding would seriously look incredible; especially within a marquee. We also recommend to weave some fairy lights in and out of the pallets to give off the rustic/romantic vibe that you are after!
There are so many youtube tutorials that will help guide you to create a wooden bar! Also, after you've used it at your wedding, you can bring it back home and put it in your garden and shelter it with a wooden gazebo. This would be perfect for summer evenings! 

2. Wooden Photo Frame 

How stunning does this wooden photo frame look! You could either place photos of you are your partners life together; holidays, celebrations, engagement... 
Or you could place a polaroid camera next to the photo frame, so perhaps instead of a guest book, get everyone to take their own picture and place it on the crate with a personalised message on the back. This way, you can take the wooden photo frame home after the wedding!!

3. Wooden Sign

This wooden sign is super easy to make, even for all of you whom DIY isn't one of your strong points, and it doesn't have to be made perfect and straight to look amazing.
We also think that you could use this personalised wooden sign as a keepsake after your wedding; after all, what better way of remembering your special day when you're older than looking back at such sentimental memorabilia!

4. Wooden Settee

A little more advanced than the wooden sign but hey! If you're really getting into the idea of wooden pallet creations, set yourself another challenge. Again, all tutorials regarding making these wooden objects are all on youtube and blogs! Decorate with real seating cushions, throws and pillows. We think this looks unbelievable. 

5. Wooden Flower Centre Pieces 

We are lusting over these wooden pallets used as flower holders for table centrepieces. You could buy these wooden boxes from garden centres or online. Hand paint these crates with your names and wedding date; or another suggestion, you could personalise the crates with the names of the guests on that specific table.

The Wedding Cake

After all the stress of finding the perfect venue, choosing the right dress and the endless decisions concerning colour themes, details and decoration, finding the perfect wedding cake is a little slice of heaven. Name something better than sampling a wide range of delicious cakes? Finding the right cake can be so much fun, but there is a lot more to think about than first meets the eye. 

According to Martha Stewart, you should purchase the wedding cake 6 months before the big day, so it is best to start deciding on flavours and decoration as soon as you choose the venue! The cakes aesthetics should match the theme of the wedding, so creating mood boards and searching for pictures of different styles of wedding cakes really, really helps bring all of your visions to life! Ron Ben-Israel, a famous wedding-cake designer states that the Bride and Groom can take inspiration from the location of the wedding, the menu from the wedding and also fashion, to create the most perfect cake for them.

If you're having an abroad wedding in the Caribbean, you might want to interpret coconut flavours and have the decoration very white and pristine..

However if it's an Indian or Asian wedding, you might want to go for vibrant colours and flavours such as ginger, to feature all of the boldness and brightness from the wedding. 

There is so much thought to go into picking what kind of style wedding cake you would like, before you even choose the right wedding cake maker for you.This is why we're going to give a few ideas and inspiration of different kinds of wedding cakes and replacement ideas that will hopefully help you in your wedding cake quest. 

1. Chocolate Cake:

If a traditional, fruit and iced wedding cake just isn't for you, why not opt for an alternative chocolate cake. Just because a chocolate cake doesn't necessarily fit the 'tradition', it will certainly be one of the most tasty and delicious cakes that your wedding guests have ever had!

2. Cupcake Wedding Cake:

Why not try a cake full of cupcakes! The perfect size for children and also perfect for a dainty treat after everyone has finished their meals. This way, the cupcakes can be taken home by the guests as little wedding favours!

3. Cheese Cake:

If you haven't got a sweet tooth and a wedding cake just doesn't do it for you, why not try a cheese stand 'cake'. This way, everyone can still have their desired desserts and the cheese stand will serve for a more savoury taste after everyone has eaten. 

A Royal Wedding

Ever since Prince William and Kate's Royal wedding in 2011, the world went mad for Pippa Middleton, her style and all things Royal. Her bridesmaid dress made front page news and girls all over the world lusted for the Alexander McQueen gown for both Bridal and Bridesmaid dresses. The figure-hugging number reportedly cost around £20,000, and although we can all dream of being able to afford and wear this amazing gown, we have found a very similar dress that we want to share with you! 

The original Alexander McQueen dress above.

Monsoon have channeled Pippa's chic bridesmaid dress with this above ivory, tightly fitted gown, retailed at £499.

From going from the bridesmaid to the bride, Pippa stole the show once again this time at her own wedding, wearing a stunning high neck, lace-bodied, ivory gown designed by Giles Deacon. This timeless and chic design was fit for a princess; and Pippa looked as elegant and beautiful as always.

Whilst keeping on the Royal wedding topic, we think that our bespoke, white hooray cones paired with cotton candy Larkspur confetti would have complimented this elegant and classy wedding perfectly. What a shame Pippa didn't find us!!