5 Top Tips to Capture the Perfect Confetti Moment
Capturing a memorable confetti shot is a must whether you're
planning a big wedding or an intimate ceremony. The confetti photo is natural
and candid as no posing or thinking about the photographer is required, and
everyone loves to throw confetti, so your guests will be smiling with joy too!
To help you get the best out of your confetti shot, follow our top five tips.
Photographed above is our Forget me Knot Confetti mix by photographer Ray Sawyer
1. Choose the right confetti.
Petal confetti is the preferred choice for most churches and wedding venues
because it is biodegradable and not harmful to the environment. Delphiniums and
wildflowers are perfect for a shower of confetti, as they are small,
lightweight and fall delicately to the ground, allowing the photographer to
capture the all-important moment. You can add a few rose or hydrangea petals to
your confetti mix too for a pop of colour, but bear in mind they will fall
We grow beautiful confetti on our family farm, it is made from real flower
petals, so it is sustainable, biodegradable and the ideal eco-friendly choice
for your wedding day. We grow a variety of different petals and colours, so
there is plenty to choose from. Our top confetti mixes are Blush for a chic
pink wedding; Tutti Fruity for a celebration of bright and bold colour; or
Vintage Daydream for a whimsical pastel theme. Create your own bespoke confetti
mix online Pick & Mix tool too. If you are not sure what colours to pick,
request up to five confetti samples from our website delivered to your door.
Pictured above is our beautiful delphiniums in bloom
2. Order enough confetti for your guests
Make sure to provide confetti for your guests as it is not advisable to rely on
them to bring their own. The more confetti you have, the better opportunity to
create some incredible shots. After many years of testing and throwing petal
confetti, we find that 1 litre of petal confetti is enough for about 10-12
handfuls. So, if you have got 100 guests, 10 litres of petals will be enough
for them all to throw and give you that complete shower of petal confetti.
You know your guests more than anyone else, so if you think there might be
guests that won't throw, you can always order a little less, but just make sure
you've got enough for at least half your guests. If in doubt we have got a
really handy confetti calculator on our website that will work out how much
petal confetti you need for your wedding day.
3. Discuss the shot with your photographer
Let your photographer know that the confetti shot is important to you as they
will be able to offer great insight and advice on the right location, timing,
and how your guests should stand. The confetti moment traditionally happens
when the newlyweds are exiting the ceremony, but you can have it when you like.
We are seeing more and more couples opting for a second confetti moment in the
evening, so the evening guests can get involved too! Confetti cannons have
become increasingly popular, especially if you are wanting to get an epic
confetti photo with a smaller guests list.
4. Showcase your confetti
Displaying your confetti to your wedding guests can be fun and creative,
incorporating your wedding colours and theme into your confetti decor. From
confetti cones to wands, sachets to baskets, you can get as creative as you
feel. Enlist the help of your bridesmaids or groomsmen to make your confetti
throw go smoothly. Your bridal party can offer guests a handful of confetti and
remind them to throw high in the sky, to get the full shower effect. After all
the higher the petals are thrown, the longer your photographer has to get your
confetti snaps. Alternatively having beautiful signage to tell your guests what
to do can be so helpful too.
Photographed is our Shropshire Box with a custom Pick and Mix confetti mix.
5. Have an absolute blast
The confetti moment is the start of the party, so let it show in the shot. If you
are walking down the aisle or through a tunnel of guests throwing confetti
toward your wedding photographer, go slowly to allow your photographer to capture
your guests in action and get lots of confetti photos.
Enjoy this moment and celebrate your new beginning with a smile, laughter, and
The wonderful confetti pictured is a mix of our Berries & Cherries and Candy Floss taken by photographer Gemma Giorgio
When to order confetti
All our petals are dried so they last much longer than fresh petals. In fact,
our delphiniums can last for years! That said, when
it comes to ordering your wedding confetti
, we have an easy rule to follow:
If your wedding is less than 3 months away, you can
order now for immediate delivery and when your petals arrive just keep them
stored away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
If your wedding is over 3 months away, order as early
as you like with our free Delayed
Delivery service. You add everything to your basket as normal, we ask you
your wedding date and dispatch everything closer to your wedding day. Super
We love to see how you use our confetti so don't forget to
tag us on social media or send your images via email.
Love SP x