How to get the best confetti photo?

Wedding photographers’ top tips

Many couples would love to have that incredible confetti photo and that perfect happy and beautiful moment. So here is a couple of useful tips about confetti photos at weddings. From the photographers’ point of view you have three basic options and all of them give different results on wedding photos.

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They are beautiful and expensive but because of the weight they don’t flutter about – they fall ratehr quickly and the moment is gone. However, some venues only allow this option.


They seem to be very popular. Because of their size and colour they might disappear in the background plus on a hot day they might get quite sticky and messy. Just as rice confetti gets really sticky on a wet day. If you are planning to use dried petals – the bigger and the brighter, the better! Honestly, don’t choose really tiny ones. Shropshire Petals are great, check them out!

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The biodegradable paper confetti is amazing and the bigger and brighter – the better. You can get it in different colours and shapes and it will look beautiful fluttering about.


Of course you can also go for confetti cannons or bubbles or choose not to do it at all. Try not to choose artificial, plastic confetti. It’s not the best for the environment plus we’ve heard one story about a bride who had to be taken to hospital on her wedding day. The plastic confetti from the cannon ended up in her eye.

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Best confetti photo – our verdict

We really like the biodegradable bright paper confetti or a mixture of paper and dried flowers. Dried petals in mixed colours – including white – is great too! To get that best confetti photo you need a lot of confetti.

A lot of confetti

Make sure you provide loads for your guests, that really increases the chance for a beautiful wedding picture. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH CONFETTI

best confetti photo

Confetti cones

Put confetti in the baskets not cones and ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to hand it out to your guests. They should do it just before the shoot – we will help gather your guests for that confetti moment too. If your wedding day is going to be hot, you can use the cones for that additional protection from the heat/sweat.

Trust your wedding photographer

They will look at the light and the contrasts and find the best possible place to create that best confetti photo for you.

confetti moment

General advice

When you’re planning this shoot, either trust your photographer or think about where the light is and about the best possible places for confetti throwing. Really think about the light, the contrasts and the background. Here are two examples.

Distracting background

One of our couples really wanted the lychgate in the background because of the beautiful floral decorations they made. The confetti was almost invisible on that background.

Dark confetti on a dark background

Another couple really wanted the navy blue dried flowers on the dark background including the stairs, again – the petals were almost invisible as there was no contrast between the background and the confetti.

Facing the sun

Both places were in the direct light which also made the couples squint. These are the things you really have to consider when planning your confetti moment. Or you can just trust your photographer.

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  1. Marta, I am loving this blog plus all of the others. Your information is so helpful and your photos along the way are just magical. I really enjoyed reading this – some great tips plus the blog on ‘group photos’ xx

  2. Hello Marta, this blog popped up on my FB and it hit home that this is so yes. Easy but simple advice for future Bride and Grooms and photographers! I hope you don’t mind for me to share your blog on my FB page? Well done, and we love your confetti shots!
    Regards Barry & Liz

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