When you actually think about it throwing paper at newlyweds is a rather bizarre tradition. However confetti throwing began hundreds of years ago in Italy from a tradition which started in festivals. We love a confetti moment but there is a lot that actually goes into getting that amazing wedding photo. Lots of brides are now asking themselves if having confetti at their wedding is for them. Whilst we can’t decide what’s best for your wedding we do have some practical advice to help you decide if you should have confetti at your wedding.
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Is Confetti Allowed?
It might surprise some couples but there can be a lot of things prohibited by either your wedding venue or church. Often what the church permits can differ from vicar to vicar and some are pretty unaccommodating. If a confetti photo is important to you check before booking what their policy is. Some venues don’t allow confetti outside for instance. There may be stipulations in place to make sure your confetti is biodegradable. Luckily there are lots of options from paper to real petals to choose from!
Who Provides It?
Do not let your guests bring their own confetti if you are looking for continuity with your wedding styling. Not all confetti is created equally and you can be sure that your taste is different to members of your family, particularly the older generation who may be more accustomed to the tradition of rice throwing (a big no-no for birds). Make sure you buy lots of confetti and ask the groomsmen to ensure all guests are given some prior to the photo. We advise not passing out the confetti prior to the ceremony as you don’t want people throwing it at the wrong time and spoiling your photos.
Best Confetti For Wedding Photos
Getting the best confetti photo at your wedding starts with choosing the right confetti. Below we have a few different options that will suit every couples wedding day style. We have included a few alternative confetti options for couples who don’t want the standard freeze-dried petals.