Frequently asked questions
How do I create the best Confetti Mix?
When choosing your wedding confetti you can't really go wrong, it is all so pretty.
We think the perfect mix of Confetti has a mixture of weights and sizes, this will help you get the best visual.
If you decide on Biodegradable Paper, try mixing Microfetti with Circles.
If you decide on Petals, try mixing Sun-Dried Petals with Lyo petals
If Snowfetti is your choice it looks amazing with the addition of petals.
If Mixology isn't your thing or you are short on time, check out our Mixed for you range.
For up to date hints and tips, visit our Inspiration section.
My Venue only allows Biodegradable Confetti. Is this suitable?
Yes, all our Real Petal Petal confetti is 100% Natural, Biodegradable and Earth Friendly.
We don't add any artificial colours or dyes to our petals, they are simply as nature intended them to be.
Our Snowfetti® is also derived from nature and is water soluble, safe to waterways and animals so it may even be accepted by venues who don’t normally allow confetti.
Our Paper confetti is 100% biodegradable and bleed resistant.
How much Confetti do I need?
This is the question we are asked most and it is a really difficult question to answer.
1 Litre of Confetti will fill 12 of our lidded cones - which can be shared between 2 guests or around 20 packets.
If you are using packets we recommend ordering for around 3/4 of your guests, for example if you have 80 guests we would suggest supplying 60 packets.
If you are using cones we recommend ordering for around half of your guests, for example if you have 80 Guests we would suggest supplying 36-48 cones.
If you decide to go packaging free it is more difficult to advise you but the calculation we use is 50mls per guest, when calculating this you will need to include all of your guests as although not all will throw some will take large handfuls so using this calculation it tends to work out, for example for 80 guests we would suggest 4 litres of confetti.
How many Cones / Packets will 1 litre fill?
1 Litre will fill
20 packets - using 50mls per packet
10 packets - using 100mls per packet
12 Lidded Cones
10 Open Cones
When should I buy my Confetti?
You can order Paper confetti as far in advance as you need to, there is some seperating work to do if you are ordering confetti shapes so we would advise you to leave enough time for this.
We don't advise you store any of our Petal Confetti for longer than 4-6 weeks. Although they do have longer shelf life, they require specialist storage and as they are a natural product, if they are stored incorrectly they can fade.
The safest and easiest way to order in advance is to use our delayed delivery service.
What is the Delayed Delivery Service and how does it work?
To save you having to store your Petal Confetti and run the risk of it degrading, we are able to place your order on delay for you and store your petals for you in our climate controlled stores.
Pre-Ordering is not needed with our Paper or Ecofetti® / Snowfetti® unless of course you are running out of storage space.
Just simply order your Confetti in the usual way and leave your wedding date in the box provided, we will then put your order on hold and send it out around 4 weeks before your wedding, another thing ticked off your list! - Keep an eye out for your dispatch email!
The great thing about ordering through the delayed delivery service is that even if your confetti is out of stock on the website you will still receive the confetti you have ordered as it has been set aside for you.
Is all your Confetti available all year round?
It is rare that our paper confetti is out of stock and if there are any stock issues they are generally resolved within 2-3 weeks.
There is only 1 harvest of sun-dried petals per year, we recieve our harvest in October each year. These petals do run low on stock between Easter and Summer so if your wedding is in between these times we would strongly advise you to order in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Lyo Petal range shouldn't be out of stock for longer than 2-3 weeks as we dry these petals in our studio with our state of the art freeze dryer.
If I place my order today when will it arrive?
Our dispatch times can vary depending on the time of year and how long it takes us to prepare your order. Keep an eye out for your dispatch email.
We aim to send all orders out within 3-5 working days, delivery time is in addition to this. You have the option to choose between the options below.
Standard Delivery - Royal Mail, Scanned on delivery. Our Royal Mail delivery service is a 2-5 working day delivery. Each parcel has a unique QR code which is scanned on delivery using a GPS device which means we can confirm delivery of your parcel. This is not a fully tracked service and you will not recieve text or email updates.
Carbon Neutral - The Eco Choice. DPD, Fully tracked next day delivery service. This service provides you with text updates, you can even track the delivery of your order using an interactive map. If you wish to reschedule your delivery you can select an alternative delivery date, deliver to a nominated neighbour, have your parcel left in a specified safe place or collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop.
Urgent orders - Please contact before ordering by phoning the studio mon-fri 9-3 if there is 1 week or less before your wedding. We will be able to advise you if we can take your order. There may be an additional charge to expidite your order during peak times.
How do i get the best confetti shot?
Your photographer is key to directing your guests so that you get the best possible confetti shot.
Our advise would be :-
Everybody in! - Have your guests stand closely all around you so your confetti is concentrated in one place. The further away your guests are to you the less concentrated your confetti will be in the final image.
Practice your Confetti Face - Yes it is totally a thing! Don't be afraid of embracing your Confetti moment. It is your Hell Yeah! Let your personality show through and dont be afraid of the petals.
How do I look after my Natural Petal Confetti and Dried Flowers?
Please keep them in a cool, dry and dark place.
Ideally Petals and flowers need to be kept below 15 degrees celcius so ideally they need to be stored in the original packaging and box in the coolest, dryest room in your house until you are ready to use them.
If you have chosen a DIY confetti option, we recommend leaving assembling your packets and lidded cones until the week leading up to your wedding. If you are using open cones or are going packaging free we advise you to leave your confetti selaed until the big day itself and giving the job of filing your cones or container to your wedding co-ordinator or a friend.
If you are creating bouquets and buttonholes with your dried flowers we advise you purchase them around 3 months before your big day which should give you plenty of time to create your masterpieces.
What does 1 litre of Confetti Look Like?
We measure our petals using a 1 litre measuring jug. You may have something simular in your kitchen cupboard.
We package our Confetti in heat sealed sealed transparent biodegradable packets. We use 1 and 2 litre packets so if you have ordered 2 litres or more you may only recieve one packet. We label all of our packets with the quantity that is inside just so you know that you have recieved the correct quantity.
How Eco-Conscious is Adamapple?
Making the change to Eco-suststainability has been a journey for Adamapple and will continue to be as we are constantly looking for ways to be more responsible. We aren't perfect but in late 2018 we made the change from using plastic packaging over to Biodegradable. This means we have sent approx 36,000 less plastic bags in the environment in just the last 12 months.
We made the change to printng your orders on Cool Earth Paper early in 2019 - ( find out more here https://www.coolearth.org/partners/office-club/ ) we love that we are not only addressing the environmental challenge but also the economic and social viability of some of the poorest people on Earth by using this product.
All our packaging is either, biodegradable or recyclable. Our Confetti packets are manufactured in the UK with 100% PEFC Certified Paper and are biodegradable and recyclable.
Our Packaging boxes are FSC approved.
The wood we use in our laser engraver is PEFC Certified.
All our Petals are 100% Natural. Our Sun-dried Petals are imported from small family run farming communities worldwide, our petals provide jobs for their local communities and help the most disadvantaged communities in the world stay in work giving them a means to support their families and stay out of poverty.
All our Confetti is Biodegradable.
As you can see we are certainly trying our best to be sustainable. Sustainability is always a huge consideration in everythng we do.