Wedding planning: Alternatives to a classic confetti shot

The blog post today is brought to you by Shropshire Petals who provides real biodegradable delphinium and wildflower petals handpicked and handpacked on their Shropshire Farm. Personally I believe there’s never too much confetti, and if you want to do something a bit different than just a classic shot leaving the ceremony, here’s a few alternative ideas.

The confetti toss is a tradition we all know and love.  It’s that dreamy romantic moment on your wedding day, typically just after you have said, “I do” where friends and family shower you with beautiful, delicate confetti.  As you are an individual and unique couple, why not capture something a little more fun for your special day?  Natural petal confetti growers, Shropshire Petals share their alternatives to a classic confetti shot for your big day.

A confetti shot with a bang

The newest confetti trend has to be Confetti Cannons. They are fun and exciting to use; with a quick twist, out explodes a confetti blast to cover you during your confetti moment.  They are fun and exciting to use and can fire up to 10 metres.

Set up a group shot with the bridal party and twist a few Confetti Cannons for a huge eruption of beautiful petals.  Filled with your choice of natural petal confetti, as petals are released, they will flutter down gently giving your photographer plenty of time to capture some fantastic photographs.  After the initial blast, have fun and be silly in the falling petals for a spectacular confetti moment.

A group affair

The confetti moment doesn’t have to be just for the newly married couple.  Add some of your own uniqueness and personality by including props and photo frames for some alternative and fun confetti shots.  Order plenty of confetti to ensure you have enough for several group shots to include different members of the bridal party and your guests.  Why not supply confetti alongside a photo booth and see how creative your guests can be!

A moment of togetherness

Many newly-weds like to take some time away from their guests to be together on their wedding day; it is after all your special day!  Arrange with your photographer to include some time for an intimate confetti moment. We love a cute photograph of the happy couple blowing their chosen confetti towards the camera, what would you do in your intimate confetti moment?

Include the children

Nothing is cuter on your wedding day than seeing the children getting involved with the confetti throw.  Why not make them feel a part of your big day by giving them their own confetti moment.  Supply them each with a Confetti Wand or a basket filled with your chosen confetti mix for them to throw around, play and have some fun.  Your photographer will be able to capture some wonderful natural shots.

Something different

The confetti moment doesn’t just have to be about the happy couple, get some different confetti shots with your bridesmaids or special family members.   Make use of the confetti on the ground after your big confetti moment by asking them to lie down on the petals and get your photographer to take some photographs from above.  Why not have some individual confetti moments where guests throw confetti as you dance around, you will love the fun and exciting photographs you receive after your big day.

Choosing your confetti couldn’t be easier, simply select from one of the recommended mixes or use the Pick & Mix tool to create your own unique confetti mix to match or contrast your wedding colour scheme.  Have fun choosing your confetti and enjoy your confetti moment!


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