We feel that sometimes the men can get a little overlooked in the wonderful world of weddings - that's why we all love 'Don't Tell The Bride' here in the Confetti Office! So we thought we would re-address the balance by writing a blog post just for the boys...
The confetti moment traditionally marks the start of the wedding celebrations and the party - so we think that you shouldn't take it too seriously - it should be fun! It doesn't really matter if the confetti is correct shade of pink - it's a happy custom where your friends and family shower with love and luck for your newly married life!
|Confetti flutters to bring joy and luck to your new life as Man & Wife!|
All too often we hear - "Well I think it'll just be the ladies who will want to throw the petals..." - but we disagree - why not get everyone involved? The confetti photos are some of the best picture's you'll get of the wedding day, so don't leave the men out!
Take a picture with all the boys and another with just girls - they will look great next to each other in a photo frame. You could even introduce a bit of competition - we all know boys like that - so why not choose pink cones for the girls and blue cones for the boys and encourage some spirited petal throwing :-)
|Pink and Blue Throwing Confetti (Box of 20 cones £46)|
We love it when the confetti moment is personal - every now and again we pack up an order for Light Blue and Burgundy Rose Petals and we all say... "ooh, do you think the Groom is an Aston Villa fan ?" Choosing your favourite team's colours for your confetti is a great idea and might make up a little for missing that match?!
|Light Blue and Burgundy Rose Petals - perfect for Villa or West Ham fans|
|Blue is the colour.....confetti is the game!|
|Come on the Reds - ideal for followers of Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal... the list goes on|
|Magpie fans will love this Black and White Confetti|
Or if rugby is more your sport, some of these combinations might be for you...
|The ideal mix for Harlequins fans!|
|Gloucester Shed Head's will appreciate this 'Cherry and White' mixture|
|Beautiful colours - but also perfect for Leicester Tiger's supporters|
Bit of a Bradley Wiggins fan? These gorgeous yellow petals are perfect for a spring or summer wedding - but you'll know that they are also a nod to the maillot jaune!
|Golden Yellow Large Rose Petals|
If cars and bikes are your passion - how about some Ferrari or Ducati red? It's and classy and very romantic colour too - your bride might prefer it put that way!
|Red Rose Petals - for an injection of Italian passion!|
|Perfect! (Photo: Liz Gregg)|
Customarily it's a little flower girl who scatters petals and Bridesmaids who carry baskets of confetti petals - but don't forget your ushers and pageboys! Your ushers could give a sachet of wedding confetti alongside the Order of Service when they guide your guests to their seats - this is a really easy and simple way to make sure everyone has their petal confetti ready for the big throw after the service.
|Oliver ready with a basket of confetti petals|
Don't forget you can share your pictures and great ideas with us too - on Facebook or Pinterest!
All uncredited photos: The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company - www.confettidirect.co.uk