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Where can I buy confetti?

Hi there,

Does anybody know where I can buy wedding confetti? I am looking for the dried rose petal confetti.

i.e Manor?? Any online stores?

Any suggestions would be welcome!

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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

You can buy it here online http://www.confetti.co.uk/

Can i ask if it is for a wedding in Switzerland, if so i am sorry, but you are not allowed to throw it at the happy couple
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

people could blow bubbles instead, just a thought
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people could blow bubbles instead, just a thought
Brilliant idea tks i wish i had thought of that at my wedding
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Can i ask if it is for a wedding in Switzerland, if so i am sorry, but you are not allowed to throw it at the happy couple
goodness! i didnt know that! are you allowed to throw rice? or that eatable paper confetti that the birds can eat?

can you just throw money
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

Oooh, actually, and from the link Sutter supplied, there is Bubble Confetti!
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Old 16.08.2009, 20:04
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goodness! i didnt know that! are you allowed to throw rice? or that eatable paper confetti that the birds can eat?

can you just throw money

Many places do not allow rice to be thrown anymore because it is dangerous to birds. (Details of danger are a bit gruesome so I'll leave that alone.)

My sis had sachets of seeds instead of rice. I like this idea as it is bird-friendly and since it is so bird-friendly there is less of a mess for groundskeeper to clean up.
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goodness! i didnt know that! are you allowed to throw rice? or that eatable paper confetti that the birds can eat?

can you just throw money
No sorry you can`t

You can throw money (at me if you like lol)
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Hi there,

Does anybody know where I can buy wedding confetti? I am looking for the dried rose petal confetti.

i.e Manor?? Any online stores?

Any suggestions would be welcome!

Harriet.
Why not make your own??
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Why not make your own??
Did this myself and left it in the happy couples car, (as i as not allowed to throw it outside the church i filled the glove box and sprinkled rose petals inside there car) nice surprise and the car smelt nice the next day i was told, can be expensive, but worth it (the bride rang me the next day to thank me crying because she was so happy)
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

Thanks for all the suggestions...

We are going to check with the vicar of the church as last time we were there, there was confetti all over the grounds post wedding...

Any other ideas?
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Thanks for all the suggestions...

We are going to check with the vicar of the church as last time we were there, there was confetti all over the grounds post wedding...

Any other ideas?

I'm unsure of the regulations regarding confetti use here in Switzerland, I assume from this post that perhaps you are *not* planning the wedding to take place here?

The other ideas I may suggest depend on the "whys"... if you are getting married here, why is confetti throwing not allowed?
If it is because of the harm to birds (no rice, no paper, etc), I'd say to go with bird seed.
If it is because of the mess, I'd say to go with bubbles.
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

When I was at school we used to spend hours with a hole puncher makingnour own confetti's. Great way of recycling old magazines, Newspapers, Yellow Pages...

A money saving tip!
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

I had people throwing rose petals at my wedding, it was gorgeous.

I too like the idea of bird seed but watch for getting in the eyes.
oh and Bubbles may stain your dress !
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

Just hold the wedding at the Ziebelemarit in Bern - then everyone throws confetti without the accompanying littering fine...
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

The practical side of me is thinking that dried rose petal confetti can be really expensive and for a few seconds of throwing on the happy couple, why not use normal rose petals instead? A suggestion is to speak to your wedding florist way in advance about her left over flowers.

Florists will usually have those that dont look fresh enough for sale anymore but are not totally wilted. They are happy to get rid of them for a small charge or even free which a friend of mine got. You'll never know! But that'll depend on stock and demand which might send you scrambling last minute for alternatives if nothing is available. I am basing my suggestions on the wedding not happening in Switzerland.

I think blowing bubbles is a great suggestion - the children will love it and take on the task with enthusiasm.
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

I believe it depends on the particular church.

Ask your priest / vicar directly to get a direct answer.
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

Here's two links for confetti online:

http://www.estonish.com/search.aspx?...nfetti&x=0&y=0

http://www.estonish.com/search.aspx?q=confetti&x=0&y=0
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I believe it depends on the particular church.

Ask your priest / vicar directly to get a direct answer.
Sorry, this didn't answer your original question but was in reponse to those people who said you couldn't use confetti in Switzerland.
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Re: Where can I buy confetti?

So... Thanks for all the suggestions I spoke to the vicar this morning and confetti is a no go. The Swiss find it not very eco friendly.

She suggested giving everyone a couple of roses as they enter the church and then at the end they can throw them in the air when we are all outside. Coop do bunches of 10 roses for 7.90 chf so as it is a small wedding that will be perfect. Plus they will look pretty everyoone holding them in the Church.

I also like the idea of asking the florist for some slightly wilted flowers which would also be good for my flower girl and younger bridesmaids to have.

Thorns removed of course!

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