Have you been to a wedding recently, did you remember to bring confetti? If you did, take a big pat on the back. If you didn’t then you can join the majority. I know you probably meant to buy some but things can just slide. It just isn’t the same sharing one small box of confetti amongst 50 guests. I’ve been at that wedding.
As a wedding photographer, I know that some things during the day, best aren’t left to chance. One of these is the wedding confetti shot and there are two things you need to know.
So if you want a colourful photograph of yourself with confetti falling from above you have to make it happen. This simply means you have to buy the confetti and have it available for guests to use at the right moment on your wedding day.
With wedding confetti, just make sure it’s biodegradable! You can buy a large bag online. Useful tip – the larger the flakes, the more they show up in the photographs.
If you’re a “crafty” type person you can make the whole wedding confetti process into a personal feature and add your own unique touch. The paper cones holding the confetti below were made from the pages of a favourite book of the bride and groom and then placed in an attractive wooden box.
For larger weddings, simply add more boxes or baskets. I’ve found younger bridesmaids love to have the job of handing out the confetti to the guests.
Secondly the wedding confetti shot needs to be coordinated. This is where your photographer comes in. I cover this aspect at the pre wedding consultation. The group must be arranged and instructed on how and when to throw. It will look best when everyone throws up and over and the same time.
So the two secrets to a great wedding confetti photograph can be summarised like this:
- Buy and supply your own wedding confetti.
- Make sure your wedding photographer coordinates the photograph.
Updated: 11 Jun 2018