Wedding Confetti

Wedding Confetti

Throwing confetti over the newlywed couple is still a very popular tradition.

Confetti is the Italian word for sweets.

In medieval Italy, wedding guests would throw sugared almond sweets over the bride and groom as they symbolised fertility and prosperity. Over the years this possibly painful tradition evolved into paper and flower petal alternatives!

This is most likely to be the reason why gifts of sugared almonds are still very popular as wedding favours.


In Britain it was traditionally rice that was thrown at a wedding, until the craze for throwing confetti was adopted from Europe in the late 1890s. Throwing rice goes all the way back to Roman times, where again it was a symbol of fertility.

Rice is thrown as part of the Hindu wedding ceremony; it is considered a symbol of prosperity.


It’s always a good idea to ask your chosen wedding venue about their policy on confetti, as not everyone allows it on their premises.

At Capesthorne Hall we only allow, eco friendly and biodegradable confetti.

Dried rose petals make beautiful biodegradable confetti and they are also highly fragrant.

Here are some more eco friendly options….


White biodegradable confetti canon

Available on Etsy


Natural dried eucalyptus confetti

Available on Etsy

Biodegradable leaf confetti

Available on Etsy


Biodegradable dried lavender confetti

Available Etsy




Personalised wedding confetti pops

Avalible on, Not On The High Street


If your wedding has a vintage theme, why not display your dried petal confetti in a vintage suitcase?

Place it where your guests can easily take a handful or two!


When it comes to that special moment, there is a right and a wrong way to throw confetti.

Never throw it directly into the faces of the happy couple, always throw it high into the sky so it will gently cascade over them as the photographer captures the shot!



Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on the website for more inspiration!