My DIY guide with photos offers step-by-step instructions for creating confetti that is kind to the environment and wallet. Ready to make some natural confetti? I will show you how!
Save Money and Create Memorable Wedding Petal Confetti. Full Instructions.
Weddings are beautiful celebrations of love but can come with a hefty price tag. It's often the little details that add up and strain the budget. However, a charming and cost-effective solution can save you precious dollars and add a personal touch to your wedding: making your own petal confetti.
Not only is it a fun project, but you can also do it well ahead of time, reducing last-minute stress. Let's dive into how to craft your own dried petals for confetti that will save you money and benefit the environment.
Why Dried Petals?
Dried petals serve multiple purposes at a wedding. They can be used as confetti for that magical moment when the newlyweds take their first steps together, as elegant table decorations, or to create a charming walkway or aisle. Unlike fresh petals, which can feel rubbery and stick to clothing and shoes, dried petals retain their beauty without any mess.
An Eco-Friendly Choice:
Using dried petals for confetti isn't just about saving money; it's also an environmentally conscious choice. Petals are biodegradable, so there's no need to worry if a petal ends up in a pond, stream, or part of a bird's nest.
Natural confetti from dried rose petals is perfect for farm weddings, outdoor ceremonies, garden celebrations, or even indoor events since it's easy to clean up.
When to Gather Petals:
Timing is crucial when collecting petals. You can gather them when gardens are in full bloom or when flowers are available at lower prices (often post-Valentine's Day when unsold roses are discounted). Peak flower season is the perfect time to raid your friends', neighbours', parents', or even your Nana's garden for petals.
Important Photography Note:
Please let your photographer know if you plan to use petals as confetti. This way, they can position themselves correctly to capture the perfect photo when the petals are showered over the newlyweds.
Your Celebrant will instruct your guests how to throw the confetti in the housekeeping at the beginning of the ceremony.
Bride-to-be Brogan Lee shared her process for making dried petals.
Here's a simple guide to get you started:
Share Your Success:
I would love to see how your DIY petal confetti turns out! Please send me your photos showcasing your creativity and the beauty you've added to your special day.
Love, Jade x
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