As much as I love confetti, some venue's just won't allow it - sad I know! But to ensure you don't miss out on the magic moment, here are six alternatives to confetti for your wedding! Some would be allowed outside your venue, and some need to be thrown inside so they can easily be hoovered up!
It's always worth checking with your venue if they allow confetti or not, and if they do, where you can throw it. Confetti that's not biodegradable will be a nightmare to pick out from gravel pathways, you wouldn't want a huge cleanup bill at the end of it!
Here are my top alternatives to throwing traditional confetti at your wedding!
1) Bubbles - You can buy very pretty bubble packs online very cheaply, forget the bright pink and blue packaging you had as kids, these bubbles are for the grown ups! With no mess involved it's a great way to get around the 'no confetti' rule!
2) Ribbon Wands! Another favourite of mine, although they can be fiddly to make, they do make for some beautiful photos, again without any clean up! Make/Buy them in your wedding colours, and your guests can use them again for your first dance, and keep them as favours after the event! (Keep your eyes peeled these might be making their way into my shop in the future!)
3) Bird Seed to toss at the newly weds! This is such a sweet idea if you are on your own property, I'm not sure how church yards and stately homes would feel about a whole load of bird seed sprouting through the grass, but if you are in the countryside it might make the perfect alternative to confetti!
Sitting in this similar category are wild flower seeds. You can buy them in many shapes and sizes. Simply toss the confetti like normal, and when the time is right the wild flowers will appear. Again, this would only work in certain situations, so ask your venue first!
4) Wedding Flags! These joyous flags will look amazing fluttering in the breeze, wave them at the bride and groom for a no-mess alternative. They could also be used on the tables as decorations after the ceremony. You could even lay them on the aisle side seats for guests to wave you through as Mr and Mrs!
5) Sequins! A mega favourite of mine, and something I've yet to try. I adore the idea of super shiny sequins falling from above, but the idea of cleaning them up isn't such a joy. Perfect for an inside event, these couldn't be used outside as they are a danger to wildlife.
6) Ok ok so it's still a lot like confetti, only edible! These pretty confetti sprinkles are made for baking and cake decorating, but how cute would they look as your confetti? Made from sugar they would disappear with the first rain fall, or a bucket of water. And of course, you would have super funny photo's of your guests EATING the confetti!