How To Get That Awesome Confetti Shot

Planning & Advice

There’s a beautiful moment (usually right after the ceremony), where the married couple walks out joyfully while their guests shower them with confetti. You’ve probably seen gorgeous photos of this moment and wondered how it all came together so effortlessly. Well, if that’s you and you’re getting married soon, take a look at these tips for how to get that awesome confetti shot. With a little bit of planning, the right amount of confetti, and of course, a great wedding photographer, you’ll nail it!

Featured image credit: The Fennells Photography


Pawel Szustak


Talk to your photographer

With all great wedding photo opportunities, your best starting point is to talk to your photographer. And for capturing that awesome confetti shot, it’s no different!

There are a few ways you could have your guests laid out or lined up for the moment. So discuss the options with your photographer and see what they suggest. They’ll also have suggestions for the best location for the moment!


Pick your confetti

You’ve got lots of beautiful options and so many ways you could incorporate your theme and colours into your confetti choice. Whether you’re after traditional confetti, bubbles or something natural like petals or dried flowers, pick something that best reflects you and your wedding style.

Check out some fun confetti ideas here!


Teach your guests how to throw

…or maybe leave this up to your photographer.

This is especially helpful if you don’t want to get a mouthful of confetti lobbed at you. The key is for your guests to throw up and over, so the confetti falls down gently over you and your partner.


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Buy enough confetti

Do your calculations and make sure you’re buying enough for each guest to have about a handful of confetti. If you’re particularly keen on getting this confetti shot, then aim for even more. Go big!


Don’t forget to smile

With your friends and family throwing stuff at you, it can be so easy to want to scrunch your face and hide away. Instead, brace yourself and prepare to look at the camera (or your partner) and smile big!