Below are my tips for a memorable confetti toss (and fabulous photographs that perfectly encapsulate the emotion of the entire day).
Whatever confetti look you end up going for, we’ve got you covered! I sell a colourful blend of dried flower eco-confetti and JMFS sell rose petals by the bag or in a box. They offer a range of gorgeous colours too, including white, mixed pastels and punchy red!
The handing-out stage
Although popular, I often think it’s best to avoid handing out the confetti at the start of the ceremony. This means guests’ hands are free to spontaneously applause and really engage in the beautiful moments with the happy couple.
It’s crucial that guests are told what to do by the celebrant or person handing out the cones – and there is a real art to this! As tempting as it is to chuck the confetti into the couple’s faces, it looks so much better in photographs to have the confetti thrown up in the air as the newlyweds walk back up the aisle. The objective is to have it fall gracefully, and to do this the confetti needs to be airborne – the more hang time the better!
The final stage
This one is for the newlyweds! When walking back down the aisle, try to walk slowly and look up at the photographer or towards the sky – and remember to smile! This bit shouldn’t be hard as those ‘just married’ feels wash over you.
It’s also wise to save some confetti in reserve for your couple or group wedding party shots later. You could try being romantic and get showered with it while you kiss, or do something silly like blow it in each other’s faces!
Photography: Hungry Hearts Co