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    • musharoom
    • By musharoom 13th Aug 17, 11:37 PM
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    Confetti costs HOW MUCH!!!?
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    • 13th Aug 17, 11:37 PM
    Confetti costs HOW MUCH!!!? 13th Aug 17 at 11:37 PM
    I'm getting married next month (eek)!

    I've cut costs wherever possible - calling in favours from friends and family and making most things myself! Including: cake, stationery, center pieces, table confetti, wedding favors, wedding signs, and bunting, hair & make up, transport. Thank you to whoever came up with Freecyle!

    But it seems the largest expensive next to venue/food will be confetti!!! What?! How is that possible?!! One website recommends 24 litres for my guest numbers, at £15 per litre!!!

    Any ideas where to buy cheaply? It has to be biodegradable (venue requirement) otherwise I'd make some myself! - can I make biodegradable confetti myself? What could I use without being flush with dried flowers?

    I'm considering bubbles (way cheaper) but I'd rather have confetti - I'm not a bridezilla in the slightest but I do love confetti photos and I'd be really disappointed to not have any from my own wedding.

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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 13th Aug 17, 11:39 PM
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    Since when was confetti provided by the bride? Guests take their own at every wedding I've been at.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Aug 17, 8:44 AM
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    Since when was confetti provided by the bride? Guests take their own at every wedding I've been at.
    Originally posted by Torry Quine
    I agree.
    I've never had confetti provided by the bridal party at any wedding I've been to.
    I've always bought my own little box.

    £360 for confetti?
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 14th Aug 17, 9:32 AM
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    Never heard of confetti by the bucket. Our photographer took some boxes with her to give to guests to do a timed throw so she could get a picture. I don't think I've ever used confetti at a wedding. Wonder what the origin is, will have to google.
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 14th Aug 17, 1:38 PM
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    I've always brought my own confetti to weddings never had it supplied. Granted I supplied bubbles at mine because confetti wasnt allowed
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 14th Aug 17, 8:13 PM
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    24 litres of confetti!!

    Every wedding I have been a few people have have brought small boxes of confetti. How many guests are you having to require 24 litres.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Aug 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 14th Aug 17, 8:18 PM
    As others have said .... brides don't supply confetti, guests take their own.

    24 litres is 12 LARGE bottles of fizzy pop... that's like a whole bucket per guest???!!

    You must've got confused somewhere.

    Just let your guests know it has to be biodegradable.

    You can make your own with petals - by drying them. If you still want to buy it, you can buy it sub £6/litre.

    I'm intrigued how people would be expected to receive, hold, throw a couple of buckets of the stuff at you .....
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 14th Aug 17, 10:45 PM
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    I've been to a wedding where guests were asked not to bring any confetti as it would be provided.

    It was beautifully done - they had made pretty little cones from wrapping paper, then filled each cone with confetti, and these were packed into shallow boxes. On leaving the service, each guest was given a cone of confetti to use outside.
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    • skimper
    • By skimper 16th Aug 17, 4:50 PM
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    I'm supplying the confetti at my wedding, I'm just buying a couple of big bags of dried petals from ebay & either having them in bowls or making cones out of doilies.

    out of curiosity what website was it?
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 16th Aug 17, 9:16 PM
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    We got married in Germany, in the Station HQ conference room (the equivalent of a registry office wedding).

    We had been told 'absolutely no confetti' due to the location - but parents and elderly aunties got a bit over excited and threw shed loads of the paper stuff all over us and the front of the HQ building.

    We later found out that it had been cleared up by a couple of lads on jankers !
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 16th Aug 17, 9:45 PM
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    pound shop,......
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Fuzzy_Duck
    • By Fuzzy_Duck 18th Aug 17, 10:44 AM
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    Both my mum and MIL brought their own confetti to my wedding. Just a small pack each and it got everywhere! You really don't need much for it to make a good photo.
    • Lavendyr
    • By Lavendyr 28th Aug 17, 7:26 PM
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    Never been to a wedding where confetti is provided. Ask guests to bring their own.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 29th Aug 17, 2:25 PM
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    Why not just buy a number of small boxes and give them to your photographer and ask for the confetti photos. That way the photographer can get the wedding party to throw it over you whilst they grab the shots.
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    • pontybridge
    • By pontybridge 4th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
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    I was also shocked at the price of confetti! We have to use petals at our venue... they don't allow biodegradable paper confetti, rice etc. Yes sites like Shropshire Petals charge around £12.25 per litre which doesn't go very far! I have been fortunate that my mum has made me a fair batch herself. I have also just purchased some confetti from Gumtree (again from Shropshire Petals) for £30 for 7 litres to top it up. So had a good deal. There is often people selling confetti on there so I have seen, as they have bought too much for their weddings. You can buy the biodegradable paper confetti pretty inexpensively.
    Hope that helps!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    I'm struggling to visualise over 7 litres of confetti.
    • pontybridge
    • By pontybridge 7th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    Well it really doesn't equate to a huge amount! The bags it comes in are pretty small. We have just raided my future brother-in-law's hydrangea bush. Every surface in my dining room is now covered in petals drying out. It is a bit of a faff making your own but it is worth it for the end result.
    • Phil&Michelle
    • By Phil&Michelle 11th Sep 17, 9:55 PM
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    Anything to do with weddings you can always add a zero lol
    • ani*fan
    • By ani*fan 16th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
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    Musharoom doesn't appear to have been back here, but I wanted to say congratulations for the money saving efforts. I'll be so glad when ours is over, I hope for a lovely day, but I'm also sick of juggling the budget!

    And yes, guests bring their own, don't worry, there will be enough for a good photo.
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    • musharoom
    • By musharoom 18th Nov 17, 1:39 PM
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    Hi all

    I didn't get the chance to come back & thank you all for your suggestions!

    I made my own in the end, it took hours but was a job done in front of TV, so didn't feel so bad. I bought colored rice paper in bulk and very cheaply, and a heart shaped hole punch from hobby craft. Didn't waste the left over bits either - chopped them really small into cupcake sprinkles for my nieces birthday

    To those of you surprised that I was looking at supplying our own confetti - I've never been to a wedding where it has NOT been supplied! None of our guests brought their own either (I didn't tell them I'd be supplying it - it's just what happens)!

    We had a great day I'm now torn whether to sell my wedding dress, an internal battle between my inner money saver and my sentimental nostalgic attachment!

    Edit: we had 100 guests and I made 7 liters of confetti which worked out just enough!
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