Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Confetti Photos | Best of 2018

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Confetti Photos | Best of 2018

If you, like me, love unposed, candid photography….then you’ll probably be a fan of ‘confetti shots’. Plus, 'confetti faces' are up there amongst the best of facial expressions! 

If you’re planning a wedding and are keen to include confetti, here are a few things to consider; 

What to throw: 

Petals are best. I’ve been at weddings where rice and lavender seeds have been thrown; they are harder to see on camera and they get stuck….everywhere!! Especially in lace detailing and layered clothing (and cleavage!) :-)

Flower petals are slightly larger, look great on camera and fall a little slower. They also come in all colours; multicoloured petals look super effective and cheery, or opting for colours that match / compliment a wedding scheme, can work really well too.

I'd recommend opting for real, dried petals. As they are biodegradable, they are usually allowed outside church grounds and in designated areas of most wedding venues.

Drying petals is a super easy DIY job too (especially if you have an airing cupboard!) 

Distributing the confetti; 

Plan ahead to ensure that the wedding guests have easy access to the confetti. Either designate the job to a member of the wedding party, or have the confetti positioned by the exit of the ceremony, so that guests can grab some themselves.

A big fat sign to say ‘grab some confetti’ can also prove a handy cue to position next to the basket!!

How much; 

Assume around 75% of your wedding guests will throw the confetti and allow them a handful each! That’s the ‘official guidance’.

My preferred approach is to just buy sh*t loads and let your guests figure out between them, how to launch every last bit!!! 

Herd the guests! 

Make sure that your wedding guests know *where* to be positioned and *when* to throw! Confetti firing off at different times and in different places, will reap good piccies.

Your photographer should coordinate this and give you the nod, when your ‘corridor of confetti’ is good to go.

And....remember to stroll....!! If you speed, you’ll cut the experience (and photo opportunities) short. It’s too late to run at this point anyway, so think nice chilled pace! :-)