Couple Blowing Confetti from Their Hands

Why You Should Supply Your Own Confetti

Flick through wedding magazines and browse Pinterest for beautiful images of weddings and you’re sure to see plenty of confetti throwing images. Have you ever wondered how they are so pretty? The majority of the time it is because the couple have supplied their own confetti for their wedding.

Traditionally guests would bring confetti to a wedding, but now it’s more common for couples to supply it themselves. There are still debates about who should supply it, so Shropshire Petals share their reasons why they think you should supply yours.

Why is Confetti Thrown at Weddings?

The throwing of confetti at a wedding marks the celebration of a newly married couple – a sign that the party is about to start!

Going back, confetti was traditionally grain, rice or flowers. Coloured paper shapes then became popular in more recent years, which each guest would bring with them in a small box. However, since we are all more environmentally aware, natural, eco-friendly confetti choices are now the preferred type to throw.

Why Supply Your Wedding Confetti?

Venue Restrictions

Most churches and wedding venues only allow the throwing of biodegradable and eco-friendly confetti in their grounds. Some don’t allow it at all unless it is off the premises.

Couple Blowing Confetti from Their Hands

Natural petal confetti not only disappears within a couple of days, it is also small and light, creating the perfect flutter as it falls over you.

Colour Match

One of the main reasons couples prefer to supply their own confetti is that they can choose the colours for their confetti moment.

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The Most Luxurious Hotels for a Hen Party Spa Weekend

Hen weekends should consist of two activities: spas and cocktails. It’s a rite of passage, one that stag and hen specialist, Last Night of Freedom, understands well. With that in mind, Lauren shares the most luxurious spa weekend hotels for an unforgettable hen do.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, Oxford

Your hen weekend deserves only the finest of TLC – particularly in Oxford’s leading 5-star hotel, Randolph Hotel and Spa.

Woman having massage in spa

The world-famous university city is not only breathtaking, but boasts a huge selection of stunning shopping districts and cocktail bars. Randolph Hotel and Spa is a short drive from the popular Jericho area, and features a high-end spa. Voted one of the Best 50 Spas in the World, this luxurious oasis is super exclusive and oh-so-decadent.

Designed with your health and wellbeing in mind (perfect for a hen party…), The Elemis Spa features a Jacuzzi, ice fountain and sensation shower, as well as steam rooms and saunas. And, it doesn’t stop at the facilities. Expert therapists are on hand to provide rejuvenating facials and full body massages.

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, Northumberland

Nestled in the awe-inspiring Northumberland countryside, Linden Hall sits pretty.

Woman having facial in spa

Set in an 18th century manor, 14 miles away from the home of the Duke of Northumberland (ooh err) and a further 30 minute drive from legendary Newcastle, this is a super fancy place for a spa hen weekend.

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Hen Party Fun with Butlers in the Buff

Not every girl wants to be confronted with a full-on nude man on her hen do. So if you are organising a hen party and fancy a little bit of nudity, without the full monty, then you should consider Butlers in the Buff.

Butlers in the Buff are hunky, fun, party butlers. You can book a butler (or two, or three) to come and join your hen party and provide some of the entertainment.

Butler in the Buff Making Cocktails

No Embarrassing Performances

The butlers wear nothing but a bottom-revealing apron, collar cuffs and a bow tie, meaning you can still enjoy a little bit of nudity but without the embarrassment of seeing, um, it all!

How about a handsome butler to help mix and serve your cocktails to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger… sounds good. Butlers in the Buff will get involved with whatever your plans are. He/they can serve you dinner or drinks, organise games, or just join the party – you will love having a butler!

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Bride and bridesmaids throwing confetti in the air

How to Make Something of Your Confetti Moment

The confetti moment continues to stand the test of time. The throwing of confetti features at most weddings, at the point where the couple have just married and can start to relax and really enjoy their day. And what could be better than having your nearest and dearest shower you with beautiful natural petal confetti.

So, why not make something of your confetti moment. Break the mould and do something unique by capturing some alternative confetti photographs. Shropshire Petals share their favourite ideas…

Blow Petals at the Camera

Bride and groom blowing confetti from their hands

Blowing confetti at the camera makes for a stunning photograph, and you can make this as intimate or as fun as you like. Why not get your photographer to capture you blowing into the camera and then groups of your guests too. After the wedding you could print the pictures onto separate canvasses as a great feature for your home.

Romantic Petal Path

What could be more romantic than walking on a bed of petals down the aisle towards your other half, to your favourite song or tune.

Bride and groom on path of confetti petals

Scatter petals down a pre-made aisle or make one by lining each side with small glass jars filled with fresh flowers. You can scatter as much or as little confetti as you like to create the path, depending on how dense you want it to be.

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Murder Mystery Night Manchester Hen Party Activity

Manchester’s Best Hen Party Activities

Manchester is cool, calm and collected (during the day…), boasting a huge amount of hen party activities. You won’t be short of naked men, dazzling drag queens and delicious cocktails. Lauren of Last Night of Freedom rounds up Manchester’s best activities for an unforgettable hen weekend.

Naked Chocolatier Party

This indulgent class boasts all the necessary elements to a sumptuous Manchester hen party; semi-naked men and chocolate.

Naked Chocolatier Party Manchester Hen Party Activity

The Naked Chocolatier Party involves audience participation (ooh err), as you’ll be mixing, piping, dipping and decorating your own mouthwatering truffles.

Of course, you’ll do all this alongside the Naked Chocolatiers. Your spectacular companions will give you tips and tricks for creating your masterpiece, whilst wearing a teeny tiny apron. You can even bring your own drinks which they’ll pour and serve for you. This is what dreams are made of.

The Birdcage Cabaret Show Entry

The Birdcage is a dazzling stage show of sequins, drag queens and feather boas.

The Birdcage Cabaret Show Manchester Hen Party Activity

Thought of as ‘a slice of Vegas in the heart of Manchester’, this swanky venue is a scene straight from an eccentric film. It’s spacious and impressive, turning into a fully-fledged nightclub after dark.

The cabaret show performances take place every 40 minutes, and your hen group will get reserved tickets for the unforgettable show. Get swept up in a heady whirlwind of the best drag queens in the north, along with the finest music.

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