Confetti experts, Shropshire Petals, share their top 5 tips for getting the perfect wedding confetti shot.
A gentle flutter of confetti over a newly married couple is a long tradition most couples choose to have on their wedding day. Of course, the best confetti for both photos and the environment is natural petal confetti. Couples only usually have enough for one throw, so how do you ensure you get the magical confetti photo you have been dreaming of?
The confetti shot is one of the most requested by wedding photographers and capturing that moment isn’t as easy as you may think.
Discuss your confetti photo with your photographer – Ask to see examples of confetti photos your photographer has already taken to give you an idea of their style. They will probably know the best spot to have your confetti moment, taking into consideration where your venue allows confetti. They will be able to discuss options with you according to lighting and the surroundings, which will all help when it comes to choosing your confetti colours.
Choose the best petals for throwing – there are different types of natural petals that can be used for confetti. The best for throwing are small petals such as delphinium or wild flower petals as they are light, which means they fall delicately and slowly. Smaller petals rather than large ones such as roses or hydrangeas will ensure your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment. However, if you are set on a colour only available in larger petals, you can add these to smaller petals to give a colourful, textured effect to your photos.
Choose the right colours – this might sound simple, but you will need to consider where your confetti moment will take place – is the background light or dark. Choose colours that stand out with your background, so light or brights for darker backgrounds 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. 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. Make sure you have plenty for your guests to throw if you want a fuller shot. You can use the confetti calculator on the website to help.
Make sure your guests know how to throw! This might sound ridiculous, as everyone knows how to throw, but remember you only get one chance (unless you have ordered more than enough for a few shots) to capture your confetti moment. The key in a perfect confetti photo is in the throwing. Delegate a member of the bridal party to organise the shot by getting them to ask guests to stand close to each other and throw as high as they can, which will create a perfect flutter – you don’t want confetti thrown directly in your faces!
If you want a confetti photo taken from above, ask your photographer to take it standing on a ladder or on a balcony above you, for a contemporary confetti photo with an interesting angle.
And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect moment and cherish the confetti shot forever.
For inspiration and ideas, visit www.shropshirepetals.com.
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