How much confetti will I need?

Some General Things to Consider:

  • Petal type:

First of all you need to decide which type of confetti you would like - the volume calculation does vary slightly between the larger petals (ie. freeze dried rose petals) & the smaller petals (such as delphinium or air dried rose).

  • Number of guests

It's not generally thought that you need to supply confetti for your full guest quantity ... as a guide, generally only around half the guests throw confetti (a sweeping statement, but - usually the ladies!) In other words, not all guests will participate in throwing confetti. Maybe have a little think about your guests & try to work out who is likely to join in with confetti & who will not. This might give you a rough idea of how many guests to cater for.

  • Size of your confetti cones

Standard cones are roughly around 17 cm tall x 5 cm across the opening at the top (this calculation also applies to our handcrafted confetti cones too) 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).

How to calculate smaller petals (Delphinium & Wildflower / Air Dried Rose / Lavender)

1 litre will fill around 10 standard confetti cones (or 10 handfuls) ... depending on how generous you want to be. This means that 1 litre allows one generous (or two small handfuls) for 10 people.

Confetti Volume

Here's an Example Calculation:

If you want to cater for 50 guests to have a generous handful each - remember that 1 litre = 10 portions - so that's 5 litres to allow for 50 handfuls.

How to calculate larger petals (freeze dried rose petals)

The volume works a little differently with the larger petals. The larger petals are particularly perfect for venue decoration, so we've included a guide for that too.

  • Table decoration:

1 litre of petals will create a light sprinkling over up to 5 tables seating around 8-10 guests depending on how generous you want to be.

  • Flower girl basket:

Approx 1-2 litres depending on the distance she'll be scattering petals over.

  • Aisle scattering:

For a light sprinkling each side of aisle allow around 1 litre per metre.

For a light sprinkling across whole width of aisle allow around 2 litres per metre.

  • Throwing confetti:

1 litre of petals will provide a generous handful for 5-7 guests (or 5-7 cones).