Your wedding photographs will tell the story of your day and be looked at for years to come, so you’ll want to capture all the special moments perfectly – and that includes the confetti shot! Confetti experts Shropshire Petals are here to teach you  how to get that perfect confetti photograph…

The right confetti

There are so many types of confetti on the market, from market and synthetic types to bubbles and natural petal confetti. The best choice for a stunning confetti photograph is natural petals. Small natural petals like delphiniums and wild flowers are light and fall delicately to the ground, meaning your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment.



Discuss your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day, and ask to see previous photos that they have taken to give you some inspiration. Your photographer will probably know the wedding location so will have an idea where is best for the photograph to be taken.



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The colour might seem obvious– surely you would choose colours to match or contrast your colour scheme? But consider where your photographs taken. Is the background light or dark? You want to choose colours that will stand out, like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background give a bold colour splash!



Depending on the type of confetti shot you want will depend on how much you will need. If you want a full confetti shot, like heavy snowfall, then make sure there is plenty for your guests to throw – a large handful or two will work wonderfully. If you want a more delicate shot, one handful per guests will be enough.


How to throw

This might sound simple, but you only get one chance to capture the perfect confetti moment, and the key is in the throwing. Delegate a bridesmaid or usher to organise the shot by getting them to ask your guests to stand close to each other and throw their confetti as high as they can to create a perfect flutter.

High up

If you want your confetti shot to capture the whole moment – you surrounded by all of your guests throwing confetti – then ask your photographer to take the shot from a ladder or somewhere high to ensure they can get everyone in. As you will probably be looking up towards your confetti, taking the photo from a higher spot will five it an interesting angle.


And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect confetti moment and cherish the confetti shot forever. For more inspirational confetti tips and ideas visit, and check out our guide to choosing the best real petal confetti for your wedding here!