Shropshire Petals: How To Create The Perfect Confetti Moment

by Nov 8, 2017

Getting the perfect confetti shot can be harder than it sounds, but with a few top tips from Shropshire Petals we should all be able to achieve the desired look #confettigoals.

Throwing confetti over a newly married couple has been a long-standing tradition that continues today. It marks the celebration of a newly married couple and is a sign that the party and festivities can begin. So, how do you choose confetti to ensure you have the perfect confetti moment? Shropshire Petals discuss their 5 “to-do’s” to guarantee you have an unforgettable confetti moment.

Make sure your photographer is prepared

Discuss what you want from your confetti moment with your photographer, ask to see examples of confetti photos your photographer has already taken to give you an idea of their style and create a Pinterest board with shots you can show your photographer. Your photographer will also be able to discuss where and when to have your confetti moment taking into account the lighting and location.

Choose the best petals for throwing

The best petals for throwing are small petals such as delphinium or wild flower petals as they are light, allowing your confetti to fall delicately and slowly. The beauty of choosing smaller petals is that your photographer will have plenty of time to capture the magical moment, creating some wonderful memories. However, if you are set on a colour only available in larger petals, you can add these to smaller petals to create a colourful confetti mix.

Consider where you want your confetti moment to be

This will determine the colours you choose. Is the background light or dark? Choose colours that stand out against the background, so light or bright colours for darker backgrounds such as under trees or against a wall, and darker, mixed colours if your photo is to be taken in an open area.

Calculate how much you will need

As a guide, usually about half of your guests will throw confetti – normally just the ladies! We recommend 1 litre will be enough for 10 handfuls. However, depending on the type of shot you want – a photo full of petals or a light shower – you will need to know how much to order. Use the confetti calculator on the website to help.

Make sure your guests know how to throw!

This might sound bizarre; surely everyone knows how to throw? You only get one chance to capture your confetti moment, so delegate a member of the bridal party or create a sign to ask guests to stand close to each other and throw as high as they can. This will create a perfect flutter – you don’t want confetti thrown directly in your faces!

Do you want something different to the traditional confetti shot? Why not make something more of your confetti moment by creating some fun photographs instead. Here are some of our favourite alternative confetti photo must-haves:

  • Blowing petals into the camera
  • Create a petal path as an aisle to walk upon
  • Have some fun photographs of you and your bridesmaids playing with confetti
  • Get the kids involved – make the children feel involved by planning their own little confetti shot

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