Alternative Confetti Ideas

A pretty little post today on some alternative confetti ideas for your wedding day. 

Dried Flowers

First of all, I stumbled across these beautiful dried Viola flowers, available via LarkspurHill on Etsy. As can be seen from the image, these would make lovely additions to a vintage wedding table, and remind me of the flowers from Alice in Wonderland. Images sourced here and here.

Beautiful Dried Viola Flowers - Alternative Confetti

Beautiful Dried Viola Flowers – Alternative Confetti

Alice in Wonderland Singing Flowers

Alice in Wonderland Singing Flowers

It’s also a nice touch to provide baskets of dried flowers for your guests to use; you could ask your flower girls or bridesmaids to circulate before the photographs are taken. Image sourced here.

Baskets for Confetti

Provide a couple of baskets for your guests – not everyone will be organised!

The wedding below (featured here on the blog) used dried rose petals which looked very sweet and smelt so beautiful.

Dried Rose Petals on the Main Steps of Devonport Guildhall

Dried Rose Petals on the Main Steps of Devonport Guildhall

Book Paper Confetti

This is one of my favourite alternatives to regular confetti, and is perfect for a vintage wedding. Another one from Etsy, Scrap Shoppe, these cute butterfly shaped pieces would look adorable scattered over a table; they’re almost too lovely to throw as traditional confetti. What I particularly like about these is that the designer has used regular novels, along with maps, graphs and ledger paper, and the pastel colours are very in-keeping with a vintage theme. Image sourced here.

Butterfly Shaped Book Paper Confetti

Butterfly Shaped Book Paper Confetti

Another Alice in Wonderland themed product (sorry, it’s not deliberate, but I just can’t resist!), these love hearts are taken from a genuine copy of Alice in Wonderland, and Alice through the Looking Glass, and are packaged into brown envelopes with a print on. These are available from Literary Emporium on Folksy. Image sourced here.

Alice in Wonderland Novel Confetti

Alice in Wonderland Novel Confetti

Pom Poms

This is a new one for me, but an idea that I really quite like. Pom Poms are now being used as an alternative to confetti and look quite lovely in photographs. Image sourced here.

Pom Poms as an Alternative to Confetti

Pom Poms as an Alternative to Confetti

These pom pom holders are another way of making the day personal, and on the plus side, they would certainly be more gentle than throwing rice at the bride & groom! Image sourced here.

Pom Poms

Pom Poms

Bubbles

Until I came across some stunning wedding photographs using bubbles as the bride & groom celebrate getting married, I would be lying if I said I thought they were a good idea. But I must retract my previous opinion, and these images prove me very wrong indeed. The bubbles actually create a dreamy feel and the photographer has captured the moment beautifully. Image sourced here.

Beautiful Bubbles

Beautiful Bubbles

This one is really magical too. Image sourced here.

Magical Bubbles

Magical Bubbles

Sparklers

The law on when you can legally get married within the UK has been changed, ceremonies will now be offered at any time of day, depending on the availability of the registrar staff in your local district. But with ceremonies possibly taking place into the evening hours, why not use sparklers to celebrate tying the knot? Image sourced here.

Sparklers

Sparklers

When you got married, did you have traditional confetti or something a bit different? Let me know.

L x

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