5 Tips on getting that wow factor confetti shot

The confetti shot is one of the most iconic photographs any couple will have taken on their wedding day, so give it that ‘wow’ factor by using natural petal confetti. 

Shropshire Petals share their top 5 tips on getting your magical confetti moment.

1. Your photographer will have taken lots of confetti shots in the past, ask to see examples of them to give you an idea of their style.  Most photographers will visit your wedding venue/ceremony location before the big day to ensure they will know the best spot to have your confetti moment, as well as 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.

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2. There are different types of natural used for confetti.  Our delphinium or wildflower petals are best for throwing, as they are small and light, creating that perfect flutter as they fall.  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 there is a larger petal colour, which suits your theme more, you can add some to smaller petals to give a colourful, textured effect to your photos.

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3. The colour of your confetti is really important.  Consider where your confetti moment will take place – is the background light or dark, will you be in an open space or next to a wall?  Choose colours that stand out with your background, so light or bright colours stand out beautifully for darker backgrounds, where as darker, colourful mixes are great if your photo is to be taken in an open area.

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4. You will need to calculate how much you will need to order – as a guide, usually about half of your guests will throw confetti.  You will also need to consider how much confetti you want on your photo - a photo full of petals or a light showering.  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. 

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5. The key to a ‘wow’ factor confetti shot is making sure your guests know how to throw!  This might sound simple, 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 most crucial part to getting a perfect confetti photo is 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 the perfect showering of delicate confetti – you don’t want it thrown directly in your faces!

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Tip!

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.

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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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Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day)

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