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 quicker.

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.

Above features our Vintage Daydream Confetti mix photographed by Victoria La Bouchardiere

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.

Photographer: Chris Odoulou

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 a kiss.

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 simple!

Photographer: Nathan Walker Photography 
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