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5 Fairytale Wedding Must-Haves

Fairytale Wedding ConfettiFrom the moment you first heard the word “princess”, you’ve been dreaming of that fairytale wedding.  Now it’s finally here and you’re wondering if it’s possible to put your dreams into reality.  Well as long as you’ve got your prince, a fairytale wedding is certainly possible!

At Flutter FETTI, we help countless brides complete their fairytale weddings.  While everyone’s imagination is slightly different, we’ve got a quick list of five must-haves to be included:

The Castle

Castles are a must.  For those who take it literally, there are plenty of castles to host your fairytale wedding, from a majestic castle in Ireland to Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World.  But don’t feel like you have to take it so literally either.  As the saying goes, “my home is my castle”, so your fairytale wedding can happen at any location that inspires you whether it’s your favorite rustic barn, an urban sanctuary, or the backyard of your family home.

The Dress

Oh yes, the dress.  It’s the thing that makes you feel like a princess more than anything in the world.  You only get one chance to wear it and you want to make sure you dazzle, sparkle and shine!  The ball gown may be the epitome of a traditional princess dress, but the modern princess has much more flexibility.  So whether you want mermaid or sheath, halter or strapless, designer or bedazzled, find the dress that fits you and own it.  Because at the end of the day, it’s how YOU feel in the dress that makes you a princess, not what anyone else thinks.

The Transportation

Ok, so the castle and the dress can be a bit flexible, but the transportation deserves a traditional touch.  Nothing says princess like a horse-drawn carriage.  A limo just won’t cut it.  The horse-drawn carriage doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it should capture that timelessness, beauty and intrigue that resonates with all fairytale weddings.

The Magic

When it comes to decorations, ceremony program and reception style, that’s completely up to you as long as it upholds the magic of a fairytale wedding.  Magic comes in so many different forms, from the sparkle of crystal ware to the way you walk down the aisle towards your prince.  But some of the best magic comes in the form of wedding day surprises.  One of our favorites is using Tabletop Confetti Launchers to shoot a stunning array of confetti from elegant flower displays and watching it flutter, float and fly upon unsuspecting guests.  It’s powerful, beautiful and magical all at once – a perfect moment fit for a fairytale wedding!

The Memories

Last, but certainly not least, the best fairytale weddings capture memories that last a lifetime.  Not only do you need a good photographer and/or videographer, you need moments that stand out in everyone’s mind (especially yours).  One of the most popular wedding memory makers today is the use of confetti and streamers to celebrate the first dance, last dance or newlywed farewell.  Have the waiters hand out 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks, 6” Wedding Confetti Hand Flickers, or 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers to all your guests and let them participate in the celebration of you!  Watch the videos below to see this in action:

And there you have it: five must-haves and one perfect fairytale wedding!


5 Wedding Planner Tips: How To WOW Guests with Confetti

Wedding Planner ConfettiThe expectations of wedding guests have risen substantially over the years. A seven-piece band, floor-to-ceiling decorations and three-tier cake are just not enough anymore. If you’re a wedding planner looking for ideas on how to WOW your guests, then we’ve got the answer here at Flutter FETTI. Our confetti and streamer products are visually stunning and will have guests talking about the event long after it’s over.

Here are 5 wedding planner confetti tips that you won’t want to miss:

Tip #1: Make the First Dance Extra Magical

The first dance is one of the most magical moments of the evening. It’s when the newlyweds’ love is at its peak and when all the stress and drama of the event completely fades away. The only thing that makes the couple’s first dance more special is the demonstration of love by family, friends and honored guests. Supply each guest one or two 6” Wedding Confetti Hand-Flick Stick(s) via server trays and ask the DJ to explain their usage prior to the dance. As the dance begins, have guests circle around the dance floor, count down to three and shower love and confetti all over the special couple. It’s a magical moment that only FETTI can make!

Tip #2: Choose Die-Cut Heart Confetti

As a wedding planner, you know how popular confetti has become. From the ceremony exit to the last dance to the reception exit, confetti has found its place in so many wedding moments. You probably knew all that, but did you know that confetti isn’t always circular or square? With Flutter FETTI’s die-cut capabilities and custom color options, you can use white and pink heart-shaped confetti, red and green rose petal-shaped confetti, pink and yellow butterfly-shaped confetti and more. The most thrilling release comes when you use our Surprise Box. Gift wrap it and place it on the dance floor for the biggest surprise of the night! With so much variety, wedding planning just got a whole lot more fun!

Tip #3: Smother Everyone with Love…ly Confetti Blowers

Why get dozens of little hand-flick sticks when you can create a whole blizzard of bright white confetti with just the push of a button? The 3” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher pushes pound after pound of confetti up to 75’ in the air every second. So while guests are focused on eating, drinking and dancing, you can take care of making the magic happen. The confetti blowers are ideal for any wedding moment where every guest is poised for excitement, such as the reception entrance or the last dance. Alternatively, do as one bride did: hide the confetti blower behind the getaway limo and set off all white Corkscrews confetti as the couple exits the reception.  What a way to end a wedding!

Tip #4: Conclude the Night with a Confetti Cannons and Metallic Streamers

Bigger is better, especially when it comes to ending the biggest night of someone’s life. While some couples will spend a fortune on fireworks, as a wedding planner you know that there are equally impressive alternatives. Big confetti cannons, like the X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher, are prime candidates for creating a worthy ending to a special night. Hook up two launchers on opposite sides of the reception exit and as the couple walks out, shoot Metallic Streamers high into the night sky and watch the streamers arc overhead. It’s a magnificent conclusion to a magnificent event.

Tip #5: Let It Be – Keeping Colorful Confetti on the Dance Floor

This final wedding planner tip is one that few people consider, but more should remember. Wedding confetti makes for colorful, dramatic and unique photos, especially when it’s fluttering, floating and flying through the air. What happens after it lands on the ground and covers the dance floor or entrance with a sprinkling of color? The initial urge is to clean it up, but we recommend leaving it where it is until the event is over. Kids will love picking it up and tossing it about, adults will love grooving on a floor full of FETTI, and the photographer will capture photos that capture the true beauty of the wedding. While Flutter FETTI always looks best in the air, once in awhile it’s okay to enjoy it on the ground!

Do you have any other wedding planner tips on how to WOW guests with confetti and streamers? We’d love to hear your advice and feel free to share some photos or videos from recent wedding events!

The Most Memorable Wedding Exit Idea: Confetti & Streamers!

Creating a perfect wedding day requires precision in every detail: a beautiful dress, an intimate ceremony, a favorite first dance song, and just about everything else. It has to start off on the right foot and end in stunning fashion, which is why the wedding exit is just as important as every other moment!

There are dozens of great wedding exit ideas, including sparklers, pillar candles, wish lanterns, flower petals, and balloons. However, none of them come close to the excitement, color and style of Flutter FETTI wedding confetti and streamers. These soaring objects float, flutter and fly 10x longer than any other confetti and streamers and look spectacular in professional photographs and videos. See some memorable wedding exits for yourself:

Wedding Exit Video with FETTI

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There are countless ways to use confetti and streamers to make a memorable wedding exit. Here are a few of the most popular ideas:

  • Indoor wedding exit idea – If your wedding exit is planned indoors and you’re constrained by your venue’s walls and ceilings, small confetti sticks like all-white 6” Flutter Flickers are an ideal option. Have waiters pass them out on trays to all your guests while your DJ explains how and when to use them.  You’re sure to have a Kodak Moment when the Flutter FETTI launches in the air!
  • Small wedding exit idea – When your guest count is under 100 and you’re expecting an intimate affair, classic confetti sticks like 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks are wonderful. Once again, have the waiters pass them out on trays to your guests while your DJ explains how and when to use them.  As you exit, a dazzling display will appear as guests flick them in the air!
  • Large wedding exit idea – When your guest count is above 100 and your wedding is going to be a huge bash, don’t hold back. Rent X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launchers and blast off metallic streamers and confetti as you burst out the doors and walk away from the party of the year. Streamers can fly up to 110’ feet in the air and everyone will experience the true magic of FETTI!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your wedding exit.

Top 5 Events for Using Bulk Confetti

Concert Confetti BulkWhenever big events are shown on TV, like the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving Day Parade, or political election victories, they often show massive whirlwinds of confetti flying across the screen. The use of bulk confetti is popular for these large events because it gives the most bang for the buck. Plus, event planners love how bulk loose confetti can bring so much color and excitement to every corner of a big space.

Here are the top 5 events for using bulk confetti:

Large Concerts

Production managers from New York to New Orleans to Nashville have used bulk confetti to greet and send off hundreds of the hottest music tours. Flutter FETTI has worked with bands and artists like Swedish House Mafia, Beyonce, Arcade Fire and Paul McCartney to shower their biggest fans in colorful bulk tissue and metallic confetti. For large concerts like these, most production managers prefer powerful confetti cannons and blowers like the X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launcher to shoot off 2” x 40’ streamers 100’ into the air. Once the action begins, it’s easy to see exactly why they love it!

Sports Victories

The MLB, NCAA and NFL have all celebrated their biggest sports victories with huge bundles of Flutter FETTI and die-cut confetti stars. What makes this confetti so great for sports teams is that they can customize the colors so it matches the team uniforms or expresses school spirit. Whether outdoors or in a big indoor stadium, sports team event planners love using the 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher to cover fans in confetti from head to toe!

Wedding Celebrations

Wedding event planners use bulk confetti all the time to mark the biggest moments of the day: the end of the ceremony, the first dance, and the reception exit. There are so many moments, but only all-white bulk tissue confetti or all-white bulk Corkscrews from Flutter FETTI has the ability to enhance the occasion. Flutter FETTI flies, flutters and floats (and Corkscrews spiral downward like whirly birds) 10x longer than any other confetti. It’s easy to clean up too so venues rarely mind using it!

Popular Parades

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Mardi Gras krewes host some of the most famous floats in the world. So it is no surprise that these same parade pundits are masters at using bulk confetti to rev up the cheering crowds who line the streets to watch. Whether setup on a side stage or connected to a float, many use confetti blowers like the 3” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher to shoot out colorful confetti and keep the energy high throughout the parade route!

School Graduations

Caps, gowns… and confetti? That’s right, bulk confetti (in school colors) has become very popular amongst high schools and colleges who want to send off their latest class of students with a big bang. It’s amazing to see the smiles on students’ faces when the diplomas are in hand and the confetti launch begins. It’s colorful, fun and a perfect way to say congratulations!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your special event.

What Makes The Perfect Destination Wedding? Confetti & Streamers!

Confetti destination weddingSo many brides-to-be dream of a seaside destination wedding with the perfect blue sky, soft sand between the toes, and gentle ocean breezes. While the scenery is beautiful, planning something so far away can be daunting. That’s why it’s always important to put a little taste of home into your destination wedding.

How do you do that? By ordering confetti & streamers!

Flutter FETTI Is Good Ol’ American Fun

What’s the most American thing you can think of? Hopefully you said parades with confetti! It’s more American than apple pie (don’t tell that to grandma) and it’s part of almost every celebration, from St. Patrick’s Day to July 4th to Thanksgiving. Why not bring that taste of home to your destination wedding?

Now you can! Flutter FETTI has an amazing array of wedding confetti and streamers from all-white 6” Wedding Confetti “Hand Flick” FETTI Launchers to 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers. Brides have used these incredible hand-flick sticks for every big moment, including first dances and reception exits, and done so with spectacular results! Your destination wedding could enjoy the same level of American-style fun and excitement.

Confetti & Streamers Are Perfect For The Beach

The beach is one of the most beautiful backgrounds for wedding photography and it’s practically a canvas waiting to be painted. So think of confetti as the perfect paintbrush with its rainbow of colors from reds, oranges and yellows to blues, whites and greens. Imagine having all that color swirling around you as you celebrate your first big kiss on the beach?

Give your guests 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks for the ultimate destination wedding party prop. These easy-to-use sticks launch hundreds of gorgeous confetti pieces with just a flick of the wrist. Pushed on by a gentle sea breeze, expect the FETTI to float, flutter and fly better than you’ve ever seen! Plus, tissue FETTI is easy to clean up and biodegradable, so it won’t upset other beachgoers or harm the environment.

Flutter FETTI Can Ship Internationally

Worried about lugging all those hand-flick confetti sticks and streamers? You no longer need to be! Flutter FETTI can ship internationally and send your entire supply directly to your destination hotel or resort. Whether you buy 40 hand-flick confetti sticks or 400, you can feel comfortable knowing your party props get there safe and sound without any hassle.

When you look back at your destination wedding photos, you want your wedding to look beautiful and fun. With Flutter FETTI’s confetti and streamers in the mix, your photos are bound to be exceptionally beautiful and exceedingly fun!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your destination wedding.

5 New Ways To Use Confetti At Your Wedding

Wedding confettiSo many brides and grooms have said “I Do” to confetti and streamers at their wedding.  Some use confetti for wedding surprises, others use it to make a grand entrance, and still others use confetti for outdoor wedding celebrations.  There are so many ideas out there and we’ve got 5 more that will inspire you and your spouse-to-be!

Personalized Confetti Sticks

Your wedding monogram symbolizes your dedication, your companionship, and your new “brand” as a couple.  Therefore it’s no surprise that you put it on so many things from the invitations to the cake to the reception hall walls.  Why not add it to your confetti sticks too?  Flutter FETTI offers FREE personalization on 9” confetti tubes and all you have to do is send in a 6 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ long image of your monogram along with your order.  It’s a great keepsake for your wedding guests and ensures all your wedding paraphernalia is in sync!

Flower Girl FETTI

The moment the flower girl walks down the aisle is one of the cutest parts of the wedding.  What’s not cute is her basket of wilted rose petals and the way they fall so fast to the ground.  Replace the old-school petals with new school biodegradable confetti petals!  Watch as the flower girl tosses die-cut rose petal confetti up into the air and see how beautiful it floats, flutters and flies.  Don’t worry about ordering extra because there are plenty of other ways to use confetti in your wedding!

Winter Wonderland

While the summer is the most common time of year to throw a wedding, winter weddings are growing in popularity for couples who want a less expensive option, a unique wedding date, or simply love all the fun stuff – log fires, ski chalets, and beautiful snowflakes – that come with the winter season.  Since you can’t predict the weather, make it snow at your wedding (indoors or outdoors) with the 6″ Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher.  Create a magical winter wonderland by launching pound after pound of all-white confetti and watching it float, flutter and fly down upon your guests.  It’s the most amazing scene and a brilliant way to enhance your winter wedding!

Confetti Drive By

Dragging tin cans from a car’s back bumper is a bizarre tradition that newlyweds have surprisingly cherished for decades.  Are you looking for a different way to get away without the unsightly knick-knacks and noise?  Hide a Continuous Flow “Baby” Gerb Confetti Launcher behind your car and blow all-white tissue confetti towards your guests as you flee the scene of your wedding.  It’s way more dramatic and yet way more peaceful too.  It also looks amazing in all your final photos.  That’s surely a more appropriate way to end the biggest day of your life!

Family Photo Fun

Family wedding photos, both immediate and extended, are traditionally tedious and stressful moments attempting to get the perfect smile, keep eyes open, and make sure everyone looks their best.  While those photos are necessary, they aren’t the fun and exciting ones your family truly deserves.  After the straight-laced family portraits are complete, hand everyone a 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Stick and take another set of photos as you all flick the sticks with your wrist.  The mesmerizing colors, huge smiles and wide-eyed looks that occur will produce wedding memories that actually last a lifetime!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your wedding.

Celebrate Outdoors with Biodegradable Confetti

Biodegradable confettiSpring is just around the corner and that means weddings, parades, festivals, backyard parties, sports games, and corporate team-building events are on the horizon.  When hosting an outdoor event such as these, there is always concern about the environmental impact of certain party features, like helium balloons and plastic utensils.  Fortunately, there is a way to rejoice without regret:  biodegradable confetti.

Why Biodegradable Confetti Rocks

Biodegradable confetti was invented so you can celebrate life’s biggest moments without worrying as much about the after-effect.  Unlike plastic balloons that can gravely affect the environment, biodegradable confetti is made of paper that naturally breaks down over time.  Now even the most environmentally conscious partier can unleash a cloud of confetti and know that Mother Nature will be okay.

When many people think biodegradable confetti, an image of recycled newspaper clippings often comes to mind.  Yet the biodegradable confetti from Flutter FETTI is way more attractive and dazzling, designed with vivid colors and an aerodynamic shape that puts the “WOW!” in everyone’s mouth.  It may still require a little cleanup, but it’s worth the effort because it always looks so darn good.

A Wide Selection of Biodegradable Confetti Options

These are a few of the fantastic biodegradable confetti options from Flutter FETTI:

14“ Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks with customized colorsOur top-selling confetti sticks are super versatile and come stuffed to the nines with biodegradable tissue confetti.  You can customize the confetti to be all white for your wedding, match the colors of your local sports team, or choose the birthday girl’s favorite colors – it’s completely up to you!  Not only is the confetti biodegradable, it’s also flame-retardant to protect you from other unanticipated issues!

14” Corkscrews Confetti Sticks When you’re looking for confetti that’s both biodegradable and unique, these Corkscrews are the key to your happiness!  Give one or two to each guest and watch a wall of little tornadoes slowly descend upon the ground.  Customize your colors for added excitement and know that this biodegradable confetti is flame-retardant too.

Bulk Tissue Confetti using Continuous Flow Confetti Blowers – When individual hand-flick sticks aren’t enough, consider flooding your outdoor space with giant clouds of bulk confetti.  All the tissue confetti is biodegradable and flame-retardant so you can unleash a fury of FETTI and worry about the cleanup later.  With continuous flow Gerbs on hand, you can launch 1 pound of confetti every second and create a magical scene that will be etched into everyone’s memory forever!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of biodegradable confetti products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your outdoor celebration.

6 Romantic Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Wedding

Flutter FETTI Wedding6 Romantic Ideas for a Valentine’s Day Wedding

It’s February 14th, the most romantic day of the year.  It also happens to be your wedding day.  Now you can merge the mushy rituals of Valentine’s Day into your masterpiece of a wedding and turn it into a fashionable affair.  Here are 6 romantic ways to make that happen:

1. Perform The Rose Ceremony

Your ceremony is where it all begins and the perfect place to set the tone for your wedding day.  Since the red rose is the symbolic flower of Valentine’s Day, then the Rose Ceremony is a perfect way to incorporate the symbol and enhance your service.  The concept is quite simple although the meaning is quite deep.  After being handed red roses by the mothers or officiant, the bride and groom exchange roses to represent the act of giving and receiving love.  During difficult times in the marriage, giving a red rose will convey that love connection and act as a vessel for forgiveness.

2. Toss Red & White Streamers

Red and white, the colors of Valentine’s Day, are bound to be in your wedding.  They might show up in the flowers, the table decorations, and the invitations, but these are to be expected.  If you want to give everyone a beautiful and unexpectedly romantic moment, hand out customized 18” Airless Launchers filled with Metallic Streamers to all your guests prior to your ceremony or reception exit.  As you walk out the door, watch them toss glittery red and white streamers high over your head.  Take a moment to enjoy a kiss under the sea of streamers and amongst all your friends and family.

3. Write “Love Letter” Table Cards

There are so many iconic Valentine’s Day items used to create table cards, such as locks and keys, red roses, and practically anything heart-shaped.  Here’s a better idea:  write romantic “love letters”.  Start by putting guest names and table numbers on the outside of little envelopes.  Then inside each envelope, place a letter expressing your love, admiration, or friendship to that specific person.  It’s a great way to thank guests for coming and show your appreciation for having them at your wedding and in your life.

4. Release Confetti Rose Petals, Hearts, or Butterflies

Have you ever been surrounded by confetti while dancing amongst your favorite people?  That scene is about as romantic as it gets and one that you can cherish for a lifetime.  During your favorite song or the final set, drop or shoot off thousands of die-cut tissue confetti rose petals, hearts, or butterflies.   You can use our amazing Surprise Box to make it happen and completely “WOW!” all your guests!  Customize the confetti in classic red and white and experience the wonder of FETTI flying, fluttering, and floating through the air as everyone dances the night away.  It’s a magical moment that comes once in a lifetime!

5. Incorporate Sweethearts Candy

One look at the cute sayings like “Be Mine” and “Say Yes” and guests will hark back to their youthful days when handing out sweethearts candy was a Valentine’s Day tradition.  The key is to incorporate sweethearts candy into your Valentine’s Day wedding without taking away from the elegance.  Rather than toss them sporadically on tabletops, tie handfuls of sweethearts inside dainty mesh bags at each seat or place them delicately along the rim of your wedding cake.  Some people may think it’s romantic overkill, but the rest will think it’s overly romantic.

6. Book a Horse-Drawn Carriage

Take your Valentine’s Day wedding to the upper echelons of romance with a fairy-tale entrance.  Nothing is more spectacular than arriving at your wedding venue in a horse-drawn carriage.  As your driver opens the door, be greeted by a whirl of fresh “snow” from all-white 6” Wedding Confetti Launchers.  The pictures are priceless!  Then say goodbye to your steed and walk down the aisle to begin your new life in love!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your Valentine’s Day wedding celebration.

5 Big Ideas For Your New Year’s Eve Wedding Countdown

NYE Wedding with Flutter FETTIA New Year’s Eve wedding combines two of the greatest things in life – a special day surrounded by your family and friends with a special moment that only comes once a year.  You’re guaranteed to have higher attendance and everyone will already be in a celebratory mood.  Best of all, you don’t have to worry about work the next day, hangover or not.  Now that’s a great way to kick off the New Year!

Hosting a wedding on New Year’s Eve offers plenty of unique moments, while allowing you to maintain the traditional elements you crave.  Ceremonies, DJs, cakes, and first dances are still on the menu, but what you must account for is the final countdown.  When the clock strikes midnight, what do you do?

Here are the 5 best ways to celebrate your New Year’s Eve wedding countdown from your experts at Flutter FETTI:

The “Ball Drop” – New York City might have the most famous ball drop, but you can host your very own that’s closer, more fun, and way more intimate.  If dropping an actual ball isn’t your thing, then consider dropping balloons or bulk confetti.  You can customize colors and incorporate metallic confetti to make the effect extra dazzling.

Confetti & Streamer Shots – At New Year’s Eve, it’s go big or go home – and nobody wants to go home when you’re in the middle of a wedding.  A big blast of confetti from 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers and a huge spray of streamers from handheld Master Blasters will surely do the trick and make this countdown one for the books!

Full Party Participation – Wedding guests love to be a part of your big moment, especially when that moment involves a countdown to midnight.  Give everyone a party pack with wild party hats and 9” Happy New Year Swisher Streamers that feature a hidden built-in noisemaker.  With everyone involved, the moment will feel so much more special.

Champagne & Sparklers – Give your countdown the glitz and glam it deserves by handing out bubbly and sparklers just before midnight.  The rising bubbles, sparkling glasses, and flickering light will create an atmosphere that screams New Year’s Eve (with a touch of class too).  Combine this countdown idea with a shot of confetti or streamers to put on the most surreal show.

Fireworks Show – If it fits in your budget and your venue allows it, then there’s no better way to cap off your wedding night and New Year’s Eve than with a spectacular fireworks show.  You’ll remember the moment for the rest of your life and your guests will too!

Just don’t forget to kiss your new spouse when the moment comes.  It’s your big wedding night and you want to start the New Year on the right foot!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your New Year’s Eve wedding celebration.

12 Ways To Create The Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Wedding with Flutter FETTI confettiOutdoor weddings are stunning and no indoor wedding decorator can replace a beautiful natural backdrop.  If you’re going to perform an outdoor ceremony and/or reception, there are a few things you need to consider.  While you can’t control the weather on your wedding day, you can control the day’s events and prepare your wedding for anything to come.  By heeding these 11 pieces of advice, you are well on your way to creating the perfect outdoor wedding:

1.  Find Some Privacy

An outdoor location might seem magical until you realize it’s beside a noisy main road or between a busy beachfront.  Before you book the venue, stroll through the grounds to make sure you’ll get the privacy you deserve.  It’s your wedding day and no honking horn or runaway beach ball should disturb you.

2.  Think Seasonally

Nothing is prettier than embracing Mother Nature’s elements at your wedding.  Find out what’s in season around your big day and incorporate that into your theme and decorations.  Imagine cherry blossoms blooming in the background or colorful red, yellow, and orange fall leaves scattered across the lawn as you walk up to the aisle.  As for manmade objects, you can practically find anything today – candles, tablecloths, chairs, and lanterns – in whatever colors you want.  We can even customize our famous 18” Airless Confetti Launchers in seasonal colors too!

3.  Stave Off The Sun

A sunny blue-sky wedding day is every girl’s dream, except when that sun is beating down on your guests or in their eyes.   Take a look at the ceremony grounds before your wedding day to determine the ideal direction for your guests so the sun is at their back, not in their eyes.  Offer water or other cool dinks during the event if it’s too hot.  A few refreshments can make all the difference in the world.

4.  Wave Off Windy Weather

You have to consider potential wind issues too, but don’t fear!  Your stylist should be able to create the perfect hairdo to fend off any light breeze.  And with a few heat lamps or a light blanket on each seat, your guests will be warm enough to handle any cool wind.

5.  Throw Cool Confetti

Confetti is a great way to cap off a wedding exit, whether it’s the newlyweds exiting the ceremony or bidding them farewell after the last dance.  For an outdoor wedding you can’t just throw any confetti, you have to throw Flutter FETTI.  If floats, flutters and flies in the air longer than any other confetti and the tissue is 100% biodegradable too.  That means less mess and more fun!  Try 6” Wedding Confetti Launchers or 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks filled with all-white tissue confetti.

6.  Remember Wood Is Good

Whether you’re in the forest or on the beach, it’s well-known that wooden objects appear to blend in better with nature.  Those flimsy plastic chairs and metal lantern poles portray such a different vibe as if you’re forcing an indoor wedding outside.  If you can make it happen, use as much wooden material as possible, including with the chairs, chuppah, and flowerpots, and let nature do the rest.

7.  Find Fancy Fly Traps

Those pesky mosquitoes and other flying insects are a real nuisance.  Giving your guests fly swatters is so tacky, but bordering your outdoor ceremony area with citronella candles or hanging snazzy bug zappers from the trees will solve that problem in a nice way.  Plus, they smell and look good too!

8.  Be Lured By Lanterns

If your outdoor wedding has draping trees, consider hanging and stringing beautiful lanterns from the branches.  If you’re on the beach, tiki torches or luminarias will do the trick.  Either way, lanterns not only help create an intimate atmosphere, but they also help guide guests to the party when the ceremony runs a bit late!

9.  Fire It Up

The best part about being outdoors is there’s no ceiling – just endless blue or starry night skies above you!  If your local authorities allow it, consider giving your guests (and yourselves of course) a private fireworks display.  Talk about memories that last a lifetime!  If fireworks aren’t an option, we have an equally fun high-flying alternative:  give your guests some 18″ Airless Confetti Launchers with custom colored tissue FETTI  which shoot up to 20 feet in the air!  Lastly, you can consider doing a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and keeping warm.

10.  Surround Your Sound

Sound doesn’t carry as well outdoors as it does indoors, so you’ll need a decent system to make sure everyone can hear.  You’ll also want to disguise those big ugly black speakers so they don’t ruin the natural aesthetics either.  Try hiding them in the trees or putting flowers around them to make them less conspicuous.

11.  Wear The Right Shoes

Those incredible 4-inch heels might look gorgeous on your feet, but they look silly as you stuck in the ground and walk awkwardly to the outdoor altar.  Pick up a pretty pair of kitten heels or flat-toed shoes for the ceremony and then slip into something sexier when you finally reach the dance floor.

12.  Pitch A Tent

A large outdoor tent can be used for the ceremony, the reception, or both.  Tents help you block out potential rain and can prevent the wind, heat, and cold air from ruining your big day too.  Large white wedding tents also have that aura around them that signify a classy, well-organized event and that’s just the type of outdoor wedding event everyone wants to attend.

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your outdoor wedding.