Getting the most from your confetti moment! Here are five top tips to help you enjoy and maximise your confetti moment on your wedding day
1) Get permission
First of all check with your venue what rules they have in place for when and where you can throw confetti. Also make sure it is biodegradable and safe for wild animals.
2) Supply it yourself
Sometimes couples will rely on guests bringing some confetti with them, trust me this rarely happens so plan ahead and provide your own if your budget allows.
3) More is MORE!
Get plenty, allow two good handfuls per guest if possible. There can never be too much! The more colourful the better, also large pieces show up more effectively on your photographs. I love the large paper circles – they float for longer, show up well and are easier to pick out of hair afterwards!
4) Maximise your moments
Consider popping a few confetti packets on the chairs that are closest to your aisle so if your venue allow it those guests closest to the aisle can then throw confetti as you make your way down as newly-weds. You can always have a fun group shot with it too later if you have plenty. Enjoy it, take your time! Look up and smile, as tempting as it is to hide from the confetti raining down! Pause and have a kiss – this is your moment!
5) Confetti etiquette
I always advise guests to put drinks down (accident waiting to happen!) get their confetti ready in their hands nice and loose so its ready to go – throwing straight from a bag or cone means it often clumps up. Also they throw UP….not AT you. Little bags can look cute but a solution that is better for the environment (and easier for you!) is to use recycled paper cones or one or two large baskets or buckets that people can dip into.
Remember not all confetti is colourfast so must be used careful in wet conditions!