Is biodegradable confetti really biodegradable? It may be small, but it can have huge and lasting consequences on the ecosystem. Confetti is biodegradable, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t cause harm to the environment in other ways. It doesn’t make it easy that traditional confetti is made up of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other forms of plastics.

Is biodegradable confetti okay? Biodegradable simply means that the confetti can quickly be broken down when it’s thrown. They’re safe to be released in the natural environments and don’t have an impact on plants and animals.

What is eco friendly confetti made of? Solufetti™️: Water Soluble Confetti

Our Solufetti™️ biodegradable confetti is made from a mix of water soluble bits, mica, and/or herbs. The water soluble bits are made from blown cornstarch, a water soluble, non-toxic, and biodegradable material that breaks down quickly when exposed to moisture.

How many Litres of confetti do I need for 20 guests? In general, we like to say that 1 litre of our confetti will serve up to 20 guests.

Is biodegradable confetti really biodegradable? – Additional Questions

What Colour confetti looks best in photos?

This ensures the petals show up beautifully against the dark background. If you’re having your confetti toss in an open field, along a beach or somewhere else that provides a light background, choose rich colours, such as royal blues, deep purples or bright pinks.

How long does homemade confetti last?

Dried petal confetti will last a maximum of four months if it is stored in a chilled, dark place away from moisture. Collecting petals in spring will ensure they stay perfect for weddings up until September.

How much confetti do I need per person?

Ways to get your confetti to your guests

People can simply take a handful, or the basket can be handed around by bridesmaids or family members. Add up the handfuls you require, then order as many 10 Handful Bags of confetti as will cover your needs.

How many Litres of Petal confetti do I need?

How have we worked out these recommendations? 1 litre of delphinium & wildflower or delphinium & larger petal mix will provide 10 handfuls for throwing confetti, we use 1 litre to fill 10 of our standard sized cones. 1 litre of larger petals will provide 5 handfuls for throwing.

How many Litres of confetti do we need?

1 litre will fill around 10 standard confetti cones (or 10 handfuls) depending on how generous you want to be. This means that 1 litre allows one generous (or two small handfuls) for 10 people.

How many Litres of confetti do I need for 40 people?

As our petals are so lightweight we measure our confetti by the litre, this makes it simple as approximately 10 handfuls is 1 litre. In the photo below Katie and Nathan had 40 wedding guests and they wanted everyone to throw so they ordered 4 litres of Pink Lemonade confetti to get this amazing confetti moment!

Who supplies confetti at a wedding?

To make sure the confetti moment looks amazing in photos let your photographer organise it. Once you have left the ceremony space the groomsmen can hand out the confetti. Your wedding photographer can organise everyone and then give you the go ahead.

Do you buy your own confetti?

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.

How long does biodegradable confetti last?

If it is dry, it will last until Mother Nature can get to work on it with wind and rain, then it will fully break down over a matter of weeks. When composted, it has been tested to break down in three months.

What can be used instead of confetti?

Photo by Alicia & Co.
  • Dried Flower Petals. If you’re looking for a sustainable confetti alternative to the classic wedding confetti, eco-friendly, freeze-dried flowers are the way to go!
  • Leaves.
  • Biodegradable Confetti.
  • Lavender.
  • Herbs.
  • Vintage Bells.
  • Fresh Flower Petals.
  • Birdseed.

Why is confetti bad for the environment?

Confetti isn’t just polluting the environment—it’s also harming wildlife. Animals may be attracted to the shine that comes off the plastic pieces and wind up eating it. It can also end up in rivers and oceans, putting fish and other marine life at risk.

How far in advance can I order confetti?

When Should I Buy My Confetti? Our petals last for up to 1 year. We suggest ordering 2 – 3 months before your wedding as they will keep so well, but don’t worry if you leave it until the last minute as we have a next day delivery option you can choose.

Will confetti stain my dress?

Always check your confetti has no added dye. The dye will likely stain your wedding dress and clothing and possibly even your skin.

How much confetti do I need for tables?

How much Confetti do I need? For table sprinkles we recommend 1/2 ounce confetti per table for a dazzling, dramatic effect.

What petals are best for confetti?

Summary of key features:
Petal Type Approximate Size Suitable for Confetti Cones?
Delphinium Petals 1cm round
Wildflower Petals 0.5cm wide by 1cm tall
Small Natural Rose Petals 1.5-3cm round
Large Natural Rose Petals 2-4cm wide by 2.5-5cm tall Too big

How long does leaf confetti last?

Fresh, “green” (not dried) leaves work best for punching confetti. These leaves are absolutely PERFECT for this project! The leaves are sturdy but flexible and they can last beautifully for two weeks or more in water, giving you ample time to make lots of confetti.

Can you use any flowers to make confetti?

Get your Petals

You may find it will be a bit of trial and error as some petals may lend themselves to drying better than others. You could even throw a few herb leaves into the mix, such as sage or basil. I chose the roses above for making my confetti and added a few poppy petals and daisies and buttercups.