Five fun alternatives to traditional confetti

The throwing of confetti as you exit as newlyweds is an iconic shot for your wedding album but with many venues now encouraging couples to look at alternatives to traditional confetti because of its environmental impact, The Wedding Team at Delamere Manor have come up with some fun alternatives to consider for your big day.

1. Biodegradable confetti

Biodegradable confetti made of dried and fresh leaves is a great alternative. You can use dried petals or herbs which will blow away in the wind and have the added bonus of smelling great too! Biodegradable confetti made from Delphiniums, Wildflowers or Small Natural Rose Petals are a great choice for your wedding day as they are small and light meaning they’ll stay in the air for longer when thrown so your photographer can capture that confetti moment!!

2. Blowing Bubbles

Guests big and small will love blowing bubbles as you exit. Leave small bubble wands on each seat – these can be themed to your wedding colours and style – just make sure you keep a bit of a distance as the bubble liquid can stain delicate fabrics!

3. Paper Aeroplanes

Whatever your age, paper aeroplanes are great fun, easy for your venue to pick up afterwards and will look very cool in your pics! Choose different colours, sizes and styles, personalise them or use them as your Order of Service first!

4. Balloons

A balloon exit will look lovely on your pics. Provide one to each guest to hold on your exit and make sure they’re helium filled so they pop up gracefully! Use paper confetti filled balloons and you’ll get the best of both worlds!

5. Birdseed

Traditionally birdseed has been used as an alternative to artificial confetti. By using birdseed you’re helping the environment as every seed will be eaten or grow into new flowers. Pop the seed in recycled paper cones and add a personalised message such as For The Love Birds.

Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2021 & 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at

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