There are significant moments throughout every wedding – the cutting of the cake, the ceremony, that first dance but just as important, is that confetti moment. The magical moment where you are married and presented to your guests for the first time as man and wife. Understanding the importance of this moment, is what Shropshire Petals are all about. This month they have wrote a fantastic blog for us on how to get the ‘magical confetti moment’ –
The confetti moment is one of the most iconic parts of a wedding. Marking the celebration of you as a newly married couple, your nearest and dearest will shower you with beautiful natural petal confetti. Ensuring you capture the magical moment isn’t as easy as you might think. Shropshire Petals have put together their 5 “to-do’s” to guarantee you create the perfect confetti moment you have always dreamed of.
1: Discuss your confetti photo with your photographer – Ask to see examples of confetti photos your photographer has already taken to give you an idea of their style. They will be able to discuss where and when to have your confetti moment taking into account the lighting and location.
Tip: Show your photographer what you want by setting up a Pinterest board to pin your favourite confetti shots.
2: Choose the best petals for throwing – The best petals for throwing are small petals such as delphinium or wild flower petals as they are light, allowing your confetti to fall delicately and slowly, giving your photographer plenty of time to capture the magical moment. If you are set on a colour only available in larger petals, you can add these to smaller petals to create a colourful confetti mix, which will give you a textured effect to your photos.
3: Choosing colours – Consider where your confetti moment will take place – is the background light or dark. Choose colours that stand out with your background, so light or bright colours for darker backgrounds such as under trees or against a wall, and darker, mixed colours if your photo is to be taken in an open area.
4: Calculate how much you will need – As a guide, usually about half of your guests will throw confetti – normally just the ladies! Shropshire Petals recommend 1 litre will be enough for 10 handfuls. However, depending on the type of shot you want – a photo full of petals or a light shower – you will need to know how much to order. Use the confetti calculator on the website to help.
5: Make sure your guests know how to throw! This might sound ridiculous, as everyone knows how to throw surely? You only get one chance to capture your confetti moment. Delegate a member of the bridal party or create a sign to ask guests to stand close to each other and throw as high as they can. This will create a perfect flutter – you don’t want confetti thrown directly in your faces!
And it’s as simple as that! Remember to relax and enjoy your perfect moment and cherish the confetti shot forever.
Don’t want a traditional confetti shot? Why not make something more of your confetti moment by creating some fun photographs instead. Here are some of Shropshire Petals’ favourite alternative confetti photo must-haves:
- Blowing petals into the camera
- Create a petal path as an aisle to walk upon
- Have some fun photographs of you and your bridesmaids playing with confetti
- Get the kids involved – make the children feel involved by planning their own little confetti shot.
For inspiration and ideas, visit www.shropshirepetals.com.