1. Gather the roses.
Choose roses that have a vibrant colour and no brown spots because discoloured roses turn brown when they dry. All roses become darker as they dry, so we recommend choosing a shade of rose that is slightly lighter than what you want for the final confetti.
2. Separate the petals.
Use your fingers to gently pull the rose petals off each stem. Discard the stem and the rose centre.
3. Lay out the petals.
Place a towel or a large piece of cardboard on a flat space in a dry, warm room. Spread the petals in a single layer over the towel or cardboard, which absorbs moisture from the petals as they dry. The petals take three to four days to dry, and they become darker and more curled as they shrink.
4. Store the confetti.
Once the petals are dry to the touch, place them in a sealed container. Remove any petals that are discoloured so that they do not damage the other petals in storage.
5. Take your bespoke confetti with you.
Turn up on the big day with a smile on your face, happy and content with the knowledge that you're doing your bit for the environment with your fragrant alternative.