I didn’t realise this before, but it’s becoming more and more common for couples to provide their own wedding confetti. I guess it prevents guests from bringing confetti that doesn’t biodegrade – but it’s also a nice thing when your guests have travelled a long way and – damn – forgotten the confetti. (This is me at every wedding I’ve ever been to.)
We had dried flower petals (eBay) and paper cones. Newspaper would have worked just fine, and was definitely in the running, before I remembered I’d be wearing a white dress that attracts inky fingerprints…
Ridiculously easy to make – Once the kit arrived, I felt a little silly for buying it as a kit in the first place. It consisted of 50 little squares of paper and some super-skinny double-sided tape – that’s it! Admittedly the paper was lovely, it was cut out from old maps. So there was that.
Here’s a lovely little tutorial for making confetti cones – I only did steps 1-3, because I am a lazy bride.
My advice for making confetti cones:
– Use thin paper, not card! They don’t need to be robust, and card just makes them ‘ping’ open. Not great if they’re full of confetti.
– Devise a way of storing them when full of confetti. Perhaps a layer of chicken wire in a box, and poke them in the holes. I didn’t think of this until the night before the wedding when I was making them…
– Consider just putting all your confetti in a box, and asking guests to scoop out a coneful each. My bridesmaids were handing them out of the Church and it was lovely!
– Bubbles also make excellent confetti!