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7 sustainable alternatives to confetti at your wedding

Long gone are the days when artificial confetti was the go-to option to shower a newlywed couple with...

7 sustainable alternatives to confetti at your wedding: Image 1 Long gone are the days when artificial confetti was the go-to option to shower a newlywed couple with. Not only is it difficult to clean up, but it is not biodegradable and therefore damaging to the natural environment. In an age where global warming, pollution and climate change is ruining our planet, finding sustainable alternatives and doing our part for the planet has been more important than ever. Sustainability is not only necessary, but in recent years it has become somewhat stylish too.

The wedding experts at Ash Barton have narrowed it down to 7 sustainable alternatives to confetti that doesn't compromise on style and elegance at your wedding.
1) Dried flowers
If you want the same effect as a confetti mix slowly falling from the air, dried flowers are the way to go. You can ask your florist for basketfuls of petal confetti, buy freeze dried petals online and also DIY your own confetti by drying out flowers. If stored in a cool, dry place this confetti can last for up to a year. Therefore, it is perfect to make over a period of time and store for your wedding day.

2) Leaves
Leaves may not sound like the most appealing natural alternative to confetti, however if it is done right it can create a beautiful effect outside the wedding venue. Simply choose some fresh smelling leaves and purchase a heart shaped hole punch. One leaf will create plenty of heart shaped confetti pieces which can be used immediately or dried to preserve for your big day.

3) Seed bombs
Think fun snaps but more environmentally friendly. Seed bombs are a unique and visually interesting way to add sustainability to your wedding. Filled with wildflower seeds, they explode as you throw them at the feet of the bride and groom.

4) Birdseed
Historically, birdseed has been one of the original alternatives to artificial confetti. Not only will the birds flock to you as you throw it, creating for a stunning photo opportunity but every seed will be eaten or develop into new flowers. By using birdseed, you are actually nurturing the environment rather than harming it. Put the birdseed in recyclable paper pouches or cones that state 'for the love birds' for that extra fun touch.

5) Artificial snowflakes
Artificial snowflakes can create a gorgeous effect of snow falling over the newlyweds, which would look perfect for a fall or winter wedding. The best thing about artificial snowflakes is that they dissolve instantly once in contact with water. So not only is it a self-cleaning confetti option, but a sustainable one too.

6) Lavender
Who doesn't like the smell of lavender? As well as walking out the wedding venue to a lovely, delicate scent, the dried crop will add a burst of colour and texture to your wedding photos.

7) Biodegradable confetti
Sometimes we just want to stick to tradition. Confetti is fun and colourful, making it the most picture-perfect decoration. Luckily, no compromises need to be made as biodegradable confetti now exists. Made with natural, dye free materials, choose from a range of biodegradable confetti options and make the wedding planning process easier by buying your confetti instead.

This piece was brought to you by the experts at ashbarton.com

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