With more & more wedding venues prohibiting the use of traditional tissue wedding confetti, dried petals have become an increasingly popular choice by brides.
Dried petals are eco-friendly ... they're 100% natural & biodegradable making them a great alternative to traditional wedding confetti.
This range of dried petals & confetti mixes are perfect for brides on a budget. We do some budget confetti mixes using our budget petals along with some of our luxury petals - allowing you to get a touch of luxury at a fraction of the cost.
Our budget petals are ideal for use as throwing confetti.
Air-dried Rose Petals ...
Air-dried rose petals make a great alternative to the more expensive, luxury petal wedding confetti. Why are they cheaper than other confetti? Air dried rose petals are a little more brittle than a luxury dried petal & as such don't retain their petal shape the same as other products - the petals tend to be broken pieces rather than full petals, they are heavier so will fall faster & there may be a bit more dustiness in the bag too (we strive to remove as much of this as possible prior to sending) ... but they still work great as confetti & retain the eco-friendly perks of dried petal confetti ... natural & biodegradable & widely accepted by churches & venues & perfect for brides on a budget.
Ivory Petals from the Sweety Tree ...
Dried petals from the Sweety Tree in India. The petals are cream / ivory colour. They are very lightweight, making them ideal for use as throwing confetti - they throw similar to delphinium petals (flutter slowly to the ground) but at a fraction of the cost. As it is a budget confetti petal, it may contain some brown petals / stems which can be easily removed - a little extra work ultimately saving you money! As with all naturally dried petals, they retain the eco-friendly perks ... natural & biodegradable & widely accepted by churches & venues & perfect for brides on a budget.
Volume of Petals ...The petals are measured in litres.
They're measured in a good old fashioned kitchen measuring jug ... loosely filled with petals to the 1/2 litre or 1 litre mark (they are not pressed down as this will damage the petals) & gently tipped into its packaging ready for dispatch.
Why are they measured in litres rather than weight?
Petals vary in weight depending on their size & other factors can influence the weight too, so volume is a much more reliable measurement.
How much confetti will I need?
1 litre will fill around 10 standard confetti cones (or 10 handfuls) ... depending on how generous you want to be.
Standard cones are roughly around 17 cm tall x 5 cm across the opening at the top - they hold around 100ml volume.
FYI ...If you already have your cones, you can test the volume by filling with a dried food (such as rice) & tipping into a measuring container to read the volume.
Please be aware if you are purchasing flat-packed manufactured cones for DIY assembly, these are often quite large - so will require more petals to fill (sometimes they require 50-100% more volume to fill).
As a guide - generally only around half the guests throw confetti (usually the ladies!)
Storage of Petals ...
The dried petal confetti will normally keep for up to one year ... but they must be stored carefully. We advise they be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct light. The light will fade your petals & humidity encourages the petals to biodegrade.
Did you know we offer a Pre-Order Service?
If you're looking to purchase your petals now, but your wedding's not for a few months, you can ask us to delay dispatch & we'll post your petals 4 weeks prior to your wedding date (or 8 weeks if you're international). That way you can tick a job off the list without having to worry about storage of your petals & you'll know that you'll have 'fresh' petals that look great on your big day.
Full details of our Pre-Order Service is available via this link.