Fynbos confetti, better known as scatterlings in the bridal industry, is a very popular option for confetti these days. The fact that it is biodegradable makes it even more intriguing for the also popular green brides. These pink fynbos flowers are stripped in spring time and dried naturally, after which it is packaged in airtight containers to retain their natural colour.
Bird seeds are also a great option if you’d like to go the green route. Not only is this option light in weight, but it is also an eco friendly confetti option.
Everyone is tired of the usual rose petals used for confetti. Why not revamp this option a little and instead of using rose petals rather use dried rose buds. A problem with rose petals is that they stain clothes easily. Be sure to have the petals, or in this case the buds, freeze dried to prevent your wedding dress from being spoilt. Contact PetalMania, South Africa’s only floral freeze drying specialist for more information on this option.
After reading about weddings with confetti like 5 cents, rice, glitter and candy, it occurred to me that some brides might not want to be “thrown with things” so to speak. Therefore, another confetti option would be ribbon wands. Attach ribbons that portray your wedding’s colour schemes to a 40mm long stick and have guests wave the ribbons to you as you walk through them. This creates the most beautiful photo opportunities!
Another option that does not involve throwing things includes sparklers. This is the ideal confetti option for an evening wedding, creating lovely wedding shots for your album.
In the end it all depends on what you are willing to spend and weather the wedding venue you have chosen will allow you to use that particular confetti. Remember that most wedding venues have confetti policies, especially nowadays as environmental responsibility is becoming more and more of a necessity. To find out which confetti options the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club allows, contact them on 016 420 1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.