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Sustainable Alternatives to Confetti for Your Wedding

One of the favourite photos I enjoy taking is the confetti shot. It captures a range of expressions and emotions.

If you want that epic confetti shot, you should remember that having more is better no matter what you use for confetti!

Artificial confetti is no longer popular. It’s a pain for a venue to clean up, plus it’s not biodegradable.

Here are some alternatives ideas to using wedding confetti.

Dried Flowers

This is great for venues that only allow biodegradable confetti. You can mix and match around your colour scheme too.

dried flower buds



Lavender confetti is great, but it can get everywhere! You could find your bridesmaids spending some considerable time picking it out of your hair.

lavender confetti


Birdseed confetti is another alternative to wedding confetti. Plus, it benefits local wildlife as well!




Bubbles are fun to use, but you need LOTS of them! I suggest purchasing a kids bubble toy and handing some out to your guests. You’ll get a much better consistent stream of bubbles compared to your guests trying to blow bubbles constantly.

bubble confetti


Using flower petals also provides a lovely effect.

The confetti shot using petals at Gosfield Hall



If your wedding has an autumnal theme, you could use leaves. But again, you’ll need to make sure you have a lot of these to achieve a great effect.

using leaves as confetti

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