4 ways to have a confetti shot without “that” confetti
Everyone loves a confetti shot!
Confetti comes in all different shapes, sizes, colours, textures – from dried petals to paper aeroplanes!
It is undeniably one of the most fun moments you can have on your wedding day and confetti makes for some gorgeous photographs. It has its’ moments, like when the confetti gets stuck in the brides dress or when a certain guest throws a handful directly at your face! But it’s completely worth it for the photographs afterwards.
By tradition, confetti is given out at weddings in a tule bag as a gift to guests. The Italians were the first to introduce confetti into our lives for parades, carnivals and festivals, which quickly moved onto weddings when they realised how pretty it would look and what a craze it could become.
Confetti is said to represent the hope that the newlywed couple will have a long and fertile marriage!
We’ve seen all different types of confetti and we love it! It’s such a wonderful moment, watching everybody come together to celebrate the beginning of the couple’s married life together.
As a Cotswold Barn venue, the only type of confetti that we ask you don’t bring is the paper/rice paper confetti as this sticks to our lovely stones and stains them!
Where’s the best place for your confetti shot?
Wherever you would like! There are a couple of places we would suggest here at The Barn (weather dependant of course):
One option is that your guests line up along the central path in the courtyard, we whisk you away out of sight and then you can walk back through the main barn and out of our gorgeous double doors into the courtyard…
Another option is that your guests line the stairs and the central path and you both walk down the stairs as your guests shower you with confetti!
If rain is breaking through, we can also always have your confetti shot inside, along your ceremony aisle as well.
We’ve included some wonderful photos of the different types of confetti walks below…
The most popular choice for throwing wedding confetti is currently dried real petals. Petals, florets and buds are all natural and 100% biodegradable.
Combinations of dried flowers can be matched to your colour scheme and it’s also worth mixing petals for the gorgeous scents which create a buzz for your guests – for example, rose petals and lavender, two heavenly scents together!
The use of real petals for your confetti need not be expensive either. You can DIY it, purchase online or, our favourite option, go to confetti fields nearby (beautiful and a great day out).