A confetti bar is a fun twist on a traditional classic, and it can double up as part of your wedding decor too! Here’s how to create your own…
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Pick the right place
For your confetti bar, you’ll need a surface or table that’s somewhere all your guests can find, ideally near to where you’re hoping to do your confetti shot. Discuss with your venue where the confetti shot is likely to be, and have a table set up nearby so that your guests don’t miss it. Remember that people are likely to loiter while they pick up their confetti, though, so be sure that it’s not going to block off the route outside.
Choose your accessories
You’ll need an assortment of containers to place your different confetti types in. These can be mix-and-match or uniform, depending on the look you’re going for, and can range from glass apothecary or sweet jars to buckets, or large paper bags to wooden trugs. You’ll also need scoops or spoons to place in your containers so your guests have a way to get to your confetti, and something to put them in. We recommend paper bags or cones, which you can personalise with your wedding date or intials.
The fun part: the confetti
Now on to the good bit! There are loads of different confetti types that you can add to your confetti bar; if you’re a classic type who loves natural petals, or your venue is strict on biodegradable confetti, then mix it up with petals of different sizes and colours, and includes scented variations such as lavender or rosemary. If you prefer paper, then pick out colours that complement your wedding theme, or you could choose a mix of paper and petals for some variety. Other fun ideas include glitter, sequins, dried leaves, bird seeds, sprinkles or even pom poms.
Style it up
You want to make sure that your confetti bar looks great, as it’ll be likely taking up a prominent space in your venue, and that your guests actually know what to do with it! Kill two birds with one stone by having pretty calligraghy signs made up explaining how to use the bar, or by featuring bunting or balloons reading ‘Confetti Bar’ so that people take the hint. You could also include a glittering sequin table cloth, fresh flower decorations, props such as vintage suitcases, and banners and streamers for people to wave.
For more fun wedding planning details, check out our Details and Themes section!