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The throwing of confetti over a newly married couple is a long-standing tradition to celebrate their marriage. However, until a few years ago it was usually the guests who brought confetti with them to a wedding.
Now, couples like to supply the confetti at their wedding to ensure they have the colours and type of confetti they want.
Shropshire Petals grows and produces natural petal confetti on their Shropshire farm, and today they are here to tell you all you need to know about confetti.
When you think about confetti, do you think about heart and horseshoe shaped paper, bubbles, synthetic shapes and words or natural petals? Traditionally, rice was thrown as confetti, now it comes in a variety of different forms.
What Type of Confetti Will My Wedding Venue Allow?
The majority of venues and churches now only allow natural petal confetti to be thrown, as it is 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly. It is not harmful to animals – it is just like blossom falling from a tree. Reception venues might allow you to use other types of confetti for decorating tables, but, as you can see, natural petals are also perfect for this.
How Do I Choose Which Petals to Have?
We have a variety of petals in different sizes and an eclectic range of colours. We always recommend smaller petals such as delphinium and wildflower for throwing, as they are small and light, creating a delicate flutter as they shower a couple. Larger petals, such as rose and hydrangea, are heavy and fall quickly. If there are particular colours you want which are only available in larger petals we recommend that you create a mix of smaller and larger petals. This will give your confetti photo a fantastic textured look as well as you having the colours you want.
Tips For Getting a Wow Factor Confetti Photo
Now you have all you need to know about choosing your confetti and what else you can do with it, the most important thing is to get that wow factor confetti photo. Here are our tips for making sure your confetti moment is magical:
Choose the Right Confetti
As we have already mentioned, smaller petals work better when thrown.
Choose the Right Colour Mix
Consider where your confetti photo will be taken – is the background light or dark? Choose colours that will stand out against the background i.e. light colours against a dark church wall, and bold, bright colours in an open space.
What Type of Confetti Shot Do You Want?
Do you want a confetti shot with lots of confetti or just a delicate flutter? Depending on what you want will depend on how much you will need to order.
Discuss Your Confetti Shot with Your Photographer
Make sure they know what you want so that you don’t need to worry about it on the big day. Ask them for ideas, as they will have taken plenty of confetti photos before.
Make Sure Your Guests Know How to Throw
This might sound simple but you only get one chance to capture that perfect shot, and the key is in the throwing. Delegate a bridesmaid or usher to organise the shot by asking 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!