Eco Friendly Wedding Confetti Ideas



When thinking of confetti, you probably have images of bright coloured paper or glitter, but this is just a modernised spin we have put on it. Confetti throwing has actually been around since the middle ages! In Northern Italy it was common usage for the participants of carnival parades to throw objects at the crowd, mostly mud balls, eggs, coins or fruit. The origin of the word "Confetti" is from the Latin confectum, with confetti the plural of Italian confetto, small sweet.

In modern times, confetti has been mostly pieces of coloured PVC (such as glitter) but as we become more aware of our effects on the environment, many venues are now banning these and requesting bi-degradable options. Let's take a look at the best "natural" confetti options out there!

If you are looking for something to keep your confetti in, check out our range of printable confetti envelope templates which you simply edit, print, fold and glue!


1. Flower Petals

Credit: 100 Layer Cake


2. Fresh Leaves

Credit: South Bound Bride


3. Craft Punched Leaves

Credit: Wild Flower Favours


4. Lavender

Credit: Wedding Chicks


5. Bird Seed

Credit: Penny Lane Stationery


6. Herbs

Credit: Style me Pretty


7. Bubbles

Bubble COnfetti

Credit: Getty Images


8. Eco Friendly Tissue Paper

Credit: Thimblepress


9. Natural or Coloured Rice

Credit: Popsugar


10. Craft punched newspaper, old books or vintage maps

Credit: Dansles Baskets de la Mariee


11. Feathers


Credit: Dansles Baskets de la Mariee


If you have any more feel free to add your ideas in the comments!


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