Epic confetti photo’s on your Wedding day – Our top tips!

EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

We bloody LOVE confetti!! It’s one of the best parts of your wedding day. Watching you and your love (terrifyingly) run through a tunnel of bright & beautiful confetti, as we’re awkwardly run backwards, getting showered ourselves. I could do it every day!

We’ve got you covered, for a truly, epic confetti shot! From where to buy, and how much you’ll need. To the ever fun, confetti cannons! As well as some alternatives, if you’re not that into, petals & paper!

1. What confetti looks best in photos?

The larger and more colourful the better! 1.5 – 2cm tissue paper circles look amazing, as do the larger dried petals. Larger petals and paper will fall slower, fluttering around you as you pass.

Unless it’s colourful, smaller confetti doesn’t really show up in photo’s. As most people match confetti to a colour scheme, go for a striking contrast colour, so you can see it. It also falls faster and doesn’t really float.

2.Get permission

Sadly it’s not loved by all venues. If your dream is images of you absofuckinlutely showered in the stuff, ask your venue about their preferences and restrictions.

3.Get loads of it!

Honestly, you can never have enough. You need a GOOD handful, per person! Really, you need 2, but that’s us being greedy! Honestly, there’s nothing worse than gearing up to capture that epic confetti moment, to see that everyone has about 10 pieces in their hand. If you’re using wildflower petals, it’s recommended, 1 litre per 10 handfuls. Paper confetti works in grams and is 40-50g per 10 handfuls. We’d double it though! Remember, you want to be blinded by a blizzard of confetti, trust us, you really do!

EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.
@ brides walking hand in hand through an aisle of guest throwing small petal confetti.

5. Use Confetti cannons

Whether they are compact, or the big daddy giant ones, they certainly add an extra POW to your images. We don’t suggest giving every guest a confetti cannon, but a few jotted down the line, maybe in contrasting colours or shape will certainly add more epicness to your photo’s. Even if it’s just done for the surprised faces! We love, these Confetti cannons full of bright and colourful biodegradable tissue paper. If you’re setting them off indoors, think about using these.

Bride and groom walking down the aisle as a confetti cannon is set off next to them.
EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

6. Don’t bother with bags and cones

It’s fiddly extra work, they never hold enough and people don’t know what to do with them. Instead of tipping it into their hands, they angle the cone or bag, violently shake, and it just falls flat! You then have disappointed faces and white triangles in the pictures. A few baskets or boxes filled with confetti, allows your guests to excitingly grab a handful, ready to throw.

Guests t a wedding grabbing handfuls of confetti form a basket brimming with it.
EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

7. Always throw the confetti up.

Not gonna lie, it’s HILARIOUS when people just take aim and fire directly in your faces. Ok, maybe it isn’t for you, so to get the effect we want, we need it thrown high above you, as you walk past. Prompt, whoever’s handing it out to explain this, but we normally give a little pep talk before we start.

EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

8. Do it when you want.

It’s your wedding day & you can do things whenever you want. Yes, some venues might insist you have your confetti thrown as you’re walking down the aisle (so it’s easily cleaned up) or there’s a certain place that confetti needs to happen, and then we might suggest doing it there straight after a group shot (everyone’s already there anyway) but really, timing-wise, it’s up to you. We’ll plan it into the day, whenever you want it.

EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

Even if that’s during your first dance.

EPIC CONFETTI PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY - Our top tips!  Surrey wedding photographers top 10 tips for getting those epic confetti shots.

Or later at night.

Sparklers or Glow sticks are a great evening alternative. You’ll want the 18” sparklers they burn for longer, giving everyone time to get their shit together. While you’re at it, grab some portfires too. Not for you? How about some Glow sticks? Fun and colourful, and you can add to the effect with some Neon face paints.

9. Make it Bio degradable.

It’s a no-brainer really. Venues insist on it and it’s just bloody nice to be kind to the environment, isn’t it? Dried or fresh petals are the goto, but have you seen the AMAZING tissue paper confetti that’s available? So bright & colourful! Biodegradable Paper Confetti | Proper Confetti

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10. Alternatives to Confetti – It’s not for everyone.

Bubbles – are a popular alternative, especially if you aren’t allowed wedding confetti, just be aware, the cheap little bottles you can get are absolute CRAP! They never work, and you don’t get any effect. We recommend getting some of the bigger bottles of bubbles, bubble guns and the bubble machines, this will help create a bigger effect.

Decorative ribbons – Multicoloured ribbon wands make a really simple DIY project – get your bridesmaids and family together and have a crafternoon (I’m sorry) Tie lengths of ribbon in bright and bold colours to sticks, add little bells if you want a bit of a jingle and place on each chair.

Woolly pom poms – I used to love making these as a kid. Really eco friendly, and something totally different from your friend’s wedding. If you’re a knitter or a crafter, this is definitely one for you to do.

Make your own – Dry your own petals. Visit supermarkets and petrol stations at the end of the day, for the cheap bunches. Confetti made of fresh and dried leaves is a very cool idea, that is all-natural and eco-friendly. Or cut your own shapes from tissue paper. If you’re using it inside only, raid charity shops for old books and cut the pages up.

Just Enjoy it.

Our final wedding confetti tip’s a biggie. ENJOY IT. It might seem obvious, but it can be overwhelming. You’re staring down a line of your nearest and dearest with handfuls of ammo, and your instinct is to run. Try not to think of it like that, instead, think each handful is how much that person is rooting for your marriage, so grab your partners hand and take that walk, nice and slow. Remember you’re allowed to laugh, smile and enjoy yourself during this part 🙂

So there you have it. Our top 10 tips for awesome confetti photos on your wedding day! See some of our full wedding galleries. Or, if you’re wanting us to capture, your own Awesome sauce wedding, drop us a line.

Ruth & Debbie
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Bride and groom exiting Farnham castle on the foxtail steps

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