Here are some super tips about natural confetti and how to make the most of it from Jo at Shropshire petals.
Shropshire Petals grow and produce natural petal confetti on their farm in Shropshire. The petals are lovingly hand-picked and packed on the farm, ensuring that they are 100% natural – we never add any dyes or fragrances to our petals.
A wedding isn’t complete without a showering of delicate confetti to celebrate the first moments of being a newly-wed couple. A showering of pretty petals creates a beautiful confetti shot that you can treasure forever! Venues and churches prefer natural petal confetti, as it is 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Use the Shropshire Petals pick and mix tool to create your own unique confetti mix to match or contrast your wedding theme.
Here are our top 10 tips for creating the perfect confetti moment:
- Choose the right confetti
There are different colours and sizes of natural petal confetti. The best petals for throwing are small petals such as delphiniums or wild flowers as they are light and fall delicately to the ground. Choosing small petals will ensure your photographer has plenty of time to capture the magical moment. If you are set on a colour only available in larger petals, you can add some of these to smaller ones, which will also give a lovely textured effect to your photos.
- Choose the right colour mix
The colour might sound simple – be sure to consider where your photographs are being taken – is the background light or dark? Choose colours that will stand out, for example, if you are using church walls as a background, pale colours will be enhanced on a photograph and use darker colours like Cadbury purple or cerise pink on a light background for a bold colour splash.
- Work out how much you will need
Depending on the type of shot you want – a confetti shot full of petals or a delicate confetti shot – you will need to know how much confetti you will need. For a full shot, make sure you have plenty for your guests to throw; one or two large handfuls per guest will be perfect. For a more delicate shot, one handful per couple will work wonderfully. Usually only half of your guests will throw confetti (this tends to be just the ladies), so make sure you have enough depending on the number of guests you are having. You can use the Shropshire Petals confetti calculator to help.
- Discuss your confetti shot with your photographer
Make sure you plan your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day. Ask to see some photos they have taken previously to give you an idea of their style. Your photographer will probably know the wedding location, ask them where they think is the best spot to have your confetti moment. The will be able to discuss options with you according to the time of day, light and surroundings.
- Make sure your guests know 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. You don’t want guests throwing confetti directly at your faces!
- Throwing high
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 give it an interesting angle.
And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect moment and cherish the confetti shot forever.
Thanks to Jo Kidson of Shropshire petals.