How to create the perfect confetti photo

Photos will be the way you remember your wedding day for years to come, so capturing the best moments perfectly is really important – especially the confetti shot! Confetti is usually thrown after the wedding ceremony to mark the beginning of a couple’s married life. Confetti experts, Shropshire Petals share how to get the perfect confetti shot...

How to create the perfect confetti-throwing photo

The right confetti
There are many types of confetti on the market, from paper and synthetic types to bubbles and natural petal confetti. There is only one, which is best for your confetti shot – natural petals. Small natural petals such as delphiniums and wild flowers are light and fall delicately to the ground ensuring your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment. Remember, churches and venues love natural petal confetti.

Discuss your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day, ask to see previous photos they have taken to give you some inspiration. Your photographer will probably know the wedding location, ask them where they think is best to take the photo. They will be able to discuss options with you according to the time of day, light and surroundings.

The colour might sound simple, surely you would choose colours to match or contrast your colour scheme? Consider where your photographs are being taken – is the background light or dark? Choose colours that will stand out, for example, if you are using church walls as a background, pale colours will be enhanced on a photograph and use darker colours like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background for a bold colour splash.


How much
Depending on the type of confetti shot you want will depend on how much you will need. If you want a full confetti shot, like heavy snowfall, then make sure there is plenty for your guests to throw – a large handful or two will work wonderfully. If you want a more delicate shot, one handful per guest will be enough. Usually only half of your guests will throw confetti (and usually only the ladies) so make sure you have enough depending on the size of your wedding party.

How to throw confetti
This might sound simple, but you only get one chance to capture the perfect confetti moment and the key is in the throwing. Delegate a bridesmaid or usher to organise the shot by getting them to ask your guests to stand close to each other and throw their confetti as high as they can to create a perfect flutter. You don’t want guests throwing confetti directly at your faces!

Getting up high
If you want your confetti shot to capture the whole moment – you surrounded by all of your guests throwing confetti – then ask your photographer to take the shot from a ladder or somewhere high to ensure they can get everyone in. As you will probably be looking up towards your confetti, taking the photo from a higher spot will give it an interesting angle.

And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy the your perfect confetti moment and cherish the confetti shot forever.

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