Tips to Get the Best Wedding Confetti Photos at your wedding!

Wedding wands made with lace and ribbon can be used at the end of your ceremony, as well as your reception!

There is nothing that captures joy quite like the confetti shot. You’re officially married and now the celebrations can begin! Because this moment is fleeting though, it’s important to plan ahead, make it count, and ensure your photographer can get the very best shots. Here are a handful of tips to help you get the best confetti shots.

Co-ordinate with your Officiant

I am often asked to make announcements before and after ceremonies and adding in some confetti instructions is always easy peasy! Before we begin I always ask guests to make sure their phone ringers and notifications are off, and this is also the time I will let them know about the confetti and when they should be ready to throw it!

You can easily buy little paper bags that can be handed out as guests walk in, or leave one on each chair so they don’t have to carry them around. If you want to make the bags extra special with tags or stickers, please let me know! I have a custom printing business too!

At the end of your ceremony, after the signing, I will let your guests know to get their confetti ready and to gather in closer as the big moment is upon us! Then I send you back down the aisle with your photographer at the end waiting to capture this magical moment!

Consider the Size of Your Wedding

Since smaller weddings have become the norm, instead of spreading guests far apart, get them to gather around you and all throw the confetti at the same time. This ensures there is as much confetti falling around you as possible, making for an eye-catching shot. If you plan to have a larger wedding, get your guests to create a tunnel for the best shots.

Airplanes made with paper to match your wedding colours or theme will be a big hit! Expect people to throw them during your reception too!

What Confetti Can You Use?

Not all venues allow you to throw just any type of confetti. The last thing you want is to not be able to throw your confetti because a specific type isn’t permitted. Some venues also only allow confetti in certain areas, so ask about this ahead of time. This way, you can better plan the shot with your photographer and ensure your guests are in the right place for the photo.

Some alternatives to traditional confetti are bubbles, beach balls, lavender or flower petals, bird seed, biodegradable eco-confetti, paper or balsa planes, helium filled bobbing balloons, twirling ribbons, tinkling bells, autumn leaves, pompoms, feathers, popcorn, herbs, sprinkles, flags, sparklers, and my favourite….fake snow!

Speaking of Confetti Types

Certain types of confetti tend to work better than others. For example, rose petals are heavier, which means they don’t get as high in the air as other types of confetti. What’s more, they could end up staining your wedding dress. If you do want to go the floral route, opt for dried flowers – they’re lighter and smell wonderful. Speak with your florist months in advance about saving the petals for you! You can also go a more non-traditional route and opt for something like bubbles, which really emphasize the joy in that moment.

Plan some girls nights with your bridesmaids and make hundreds of pompoms together! Yarn in your wedding colours can be found everywhere and Youtube has lots of instruction videos!

Coordinate the Moment

For the best confetti photos, you want your guests to throw at the same time. It’s best for you and your partner to stay at the altar with your Officiant until everyone is in place and has confetti in their hands. Then your Officiant can get the signal from the photographer that they are ready and you will be introduced and sent on your way!

Be Mindful of Your Face

It’s always a good idea to be conscious of what your face is doing at any time (it’s amazing how many comments I get about brides looking miserable!) and it’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to clench their faces or purse their lips once the confetti is thrown, which can ruin your photos. Walk into the shot knowing the confetti is light and won’t hit you in the eyes or in a way that will hurt.

By following these simple tips, you can look forward to adding memorable, frame-worthy shots to your wedding photo collection. Don’t forget to let your photographer and Officiant know so they want work together to get you the best photos possible!

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