To confetti or not to confetti?

Nothing says a party like a little confetti

…but nowadays couples often want something a little different at their wedding ceremony.

At their heart weddings are a lot of fun, a great party to celebrate your love story. One of the prettiest moments is waving off the ceremony. Confetti often gets forgotten in the planning, or passed over as old-fashioned and passe, but nothing could be further from the truth – confetti has had a renaissance in the last couple of years and aside from the paper variety, a huge number of alternatives to confetti have appeared on the scene. So this morning we want to inspire you, so I’ve come up with a few alternatives to traditional rice or paper confetti, perfect ways to guests involved in making your grand exit as memorable as possible.

Glitter

A simple twist on traditional confetti, a bit of glitter. How about throwing a little bit of glitter and sparkle with cute foil stars? There’s also a brilliant little tutorial to show you how to recreate the cute pouch for holding the confetti. The pretty glitter filled heart idea from Elizabeth Kartchner also features a DIY so you too can create your own!

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Bubbles

Bring out your inner child by having your guests blow bubbles upon your exit. (image via Johnny Fenn)

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Tinkling Bells

Probably the cutest of all the confetti alternatives, imagine the chimes of tiny tinkling bells to ring in the newly weds…Image captured by Beaux Arts Photographie.

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Birdseed

Not only eco friendly, but wildlife friendly, congratulate the love birds by tossing bird seed. Pop your seeds in a cute little pouch like the one above from Wood and Grain on Etsy or the cute Toss Me version from Emmaline Bride photographed by Kristina Hill Photography.

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Feathers

Feathers float beautifully over the happy couple a they exit making the perfect photo opportunity.

feather bag feathers as an alternative to confetti

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