Our stunning venue had very few stipulations, but one was real petal confetti only! Which was fine with us, we were visiting the venue one day and saw the staff hand picking silver plastic heart from the floor! Now that is attention to detail but they didn't look too thrilled to be doing it.
So after a quick search on Pinterest I found a diy method and gave it a go.
Well one lovely friend, Clare, took this and ran with it! Not only did she ask her husband to only buy her roses for the year lead up to our wedding - which we found to be the best petals to dry - but she was also spotted scoping up the reduced roses in the shops. Each few months Robbie comes home with a beautiful smelling box, FULL of perfectly dried rose petals in all the colours we could have hoped for. Robbie works with Clare by the way.
Now with only a few months until the wedding we have enough for everyone to have a handful of handmade rose petal confetti - but something tells me there will be more to come! Thank you so much Clare. x
Small note: according to Pinterest, air dried petals such as these can stain if wet so suggest using freeze dried petals if you will be throwing confetti in the rain.
Update: Our confetti was perfect on the day! It worked so well and there was more than enough for everyone. Clare actually sent home another box just days before the wedding, we had so much that one of my memories was seeing my brother at the very end of the confetti line with two HUGE handfuls of confetti which, after an approving nod from Robbie, he launched at us! I was finding confetti in my dress all night!
They looked perfect for the photos, we so pleased that we did this. Not only did it save a few pennies, but a few friends that had given me dying rose heads also spent some time convincing me they had seen their own petals in the confetti.
I'm a happily married 30 something who has a fondness for planning and organising, an appreciation for spreadsheets, a love of all things wedding, a passion for DIY and am totally smitten with our two cats Bruce and Eddie.