How much confetti will I need?

Some General Things to Consider:

Number of guests

    It's not generally thought that you need to supply confetti for your full number of guests ... 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. You may also want to have a chat with your venue to find out how they organise the confetti throwing, just in case they try to encourage everyone to join in. This might give you a rough idea of how many guests to cater for.

    How to calculate ...

    Dried Petal Confetti Volume Guidance

    What do we mean by a handful? We refer to a handful as the same as the amount of petals you would get in a standard-sized cone-full of confetti.

    Standard-sized cones hold around 100ml volume - so our guidance is based on providing 100ml of petals per portion.

    1 litre of petals will normally fill around 10 standard-sized confetti cones (or provide 10 handfuls) ... depending on how generous you want to be. For hydrangea (due to the larger size with the clusters), you may want to allow a little more per portion - so, you can work on 8-10 handfuls / cone-fulls per litre.

    Here's an Example Calculation:

    If you want to cater for 50 guests to have one 100ml handful each (or one standard-sized cone full each) - remember that 1 litre = 10 portions - so that's 5 litres to allow for 50 handfuls.

    Size of your confetti cones / bags

      Our handcrafted cones hold around 100ml of petals. But, if you're purchasing from elsewhere ... ideally, you want to look for cones that 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 or cereal) & tipping into a measuring container to read the volume. This test will also work for envelopes/bags too.

      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 (this can be as much as 50-100% more volume to fill).

      It's definitely worth testing the volume to work out how much your cones / envelopes / basket etc will hold - otherwise, you are just guessing how much confetti you are intending to provide as portions. If your cones or bags hold more or less than 100ml, then you will need to alter the calculation. We can help you with this if you need guidance. 

      How to calculate the freeze-dried rose petals for other uses

      Table decoration:
        1-2 litres 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 the aisle allow around 1 litre per metre.
            For a light sprinkling across the whole width of the aisle allow around 2 litres per metre.