Walking back down the aisle under a storm of confetti can make for such memorable moments and in turn, amazing photos! But getting the perfect shot can take a little more coordination than you might think… Check out our top pro tips for a super successful confetti throw!
CONFETTI PHOTO PRO TIPS
DO WE NEED PERMISSION FROM OUR VENUE?
Yes, we recommend getting permission and guidance from your venue! Most wedding venues have a policy around the use of confetti. We recommend checking with your venue as the very first step in planning this moment. Some venues will allow any type of confetti, while others have strict restrictions on what type of confetti you are allowed to us so definitely check.
WHAT TYPE OF CONFETTI SHOULD WE USE?
Confetti should be physically large so it photographs well and falls down slowly so there is more of it in the air at once. Smaller materials such as rice, grains, birdseed, lavender or hole-punched leaves are small and fall quickly so for that reason we don't recommend those.
Some couples will use tissue paper or rose petals which fits both of these requirements and can be eco-friendly and water-soluble.
HOW DO WE PLAN THIS MOMENT ON THE DAY?
The simple answer is co-ordination is the key!
The most important part is that everyone throws at the same time. Wedding guests have never practised this, they only get one chance.
We HIGHLY recommend asking your celebrant to give clear instructions.
They need to:
* Make sure guests actually have the confetti. Many a time, boxes of confetti are left unused because no one handed it out.
* Ask guests to take it out of any cups/cones it has been given to them.
(It works much better being thrown by hand)
* Tell them to throw up and over the couple and not at their faces.
*Count them in (ie are we throwing on THREE, or one-two-three-THROW).
Good material + quantity + timing = MAGIC.
ARE THERE ANY CONFETTI ALTERNATIVES?
Yes, of course! You could have your guests blow bubbles. You can buy regular wedding bottles, larger bubble wands or even bubble guns that pump them out automatically. This does involve a bit of luck with the wind, but the results can be cool.
HOW MUCH CONFETTI DO WE NEED?
You need A LOT of confetti!! The more the better. Extra confetti will never go to waste, your photographer can always use it for other photos later.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TIPS?
* Don’t bother with cones, get a basket, its much easier for guests to get big handfuls!
* Personally biodegradable paper is my favourite!
* Colour Colour Colour - think rainbows (white can get lost in the photo)
* If you can get your hands on some confetti canons you will need 2-4