A beautiful wedding hack every soon-to-be bride has to know is the simple trick of using natural confetti for your wedding day. Using dried lavender buds or rose petals instead of paper confetti is undoubtedly kinder to the environment, venue-friendly, fun to make and not to mention, a great way to save cash.
Dried petal confetti has several wonderful uses the bride and groom can utilize. It can be thrown by
guests at the newlyweds after the wedding ceremony, it can be used to decorate the wedding venue aka
the aisle, it can prettify the reception table to make it more colourful, and it can even be used as
wedding favors the guests will surely love!
Personally, I think the best petal size to be used for this is small to medium sized petals, and as long as
they’re not brown, you can use them to make confetti. You can simply look for flowers reduced for a
quick sale, or even tired-looking flowers the florists will be willing to sell to you for a cheaper rate. It’s up
to you how many flowers you’ll be using for confetti, but make sure you have enough for the guests!
Making Your DIY wedding confetti
1. Collect the flowers you want to use.
2. Gently, yet firmly twist each flower head to remove it from the stem.
3. Carefully tease each petal from the flower head, then discard the stem.
4. Once done with one batch, spread and separate each petal over anything that can absorb the petal’s moisture (recommended: tea towel or cardboard). Then leave the petals to dry for 72 hours.
5. Remove any brown or discolored petals from the batch so as to not spoil the rest of the petals.
6. You can also spray your preferred perfume on them lightly if the petals do not have a scent.
7. Finally, place the beautiful confetti into sealed containers or bags to keep until the wedding day.
Ta-dah! Now you can make your own confetti yourself!
Remember, whatever you choose to settle for, one thing is for sure: Nothing beats using pretty and natural wedding confetti!