Confetti cannon or hand-tossed? Confetti is one of those fun, necessary evils that, when done right, helps your photos come to life with hints of sparkle and color. The choices are endless when adding confetti explosions to your event, and with the right execution, confetti can be a great addition without the stress and annoyance of picking up a million little pieces.
As you’re looking at ways to enhance your magic moments, here are a few pro tips to getting the perfect confetti effect in your wedding photos. If you’re interested in adding confetti to your photos, Cut Above can help you source the right vendor.
Choosing the Best Type of Confetti for Your Wedding
You’d think it was an easy task to choose a little confetti, but it can take more thought than you expected. You’ll need to choose the right size of confetti, the color, and the amount you’ll need for your wedding.
When looking to add confetti to a photo shoot, pro photographers typically think about the wedding theme first. Having a countryside or whimsical fairytale wedding will require different confetti from a more traditional wedding. If you’re going country or boho chic, textured little flowers and cloth confetti can add a rustic feel and not look out of place with the rest of the theme. This is also a great opportunity to research environmentally-friendly confetti.
Best Places to Set Off a Confetti Cannon
For you confetti heavy hitters, this is a section dedicated to you and all your confetti cannon dreams. If you’re thinking about renting a confetti cannon to create those big moments, here are a few instances when you can set it off to make those photos come to life.
- Walking down the aisle. Set off your cannon after the big kiss or breaking of the glass. Assign an usher, coordinator or friend who is familiar with confetti cannons to help you pull it off. A couple pro tips when you’re thinking about the timing: be sure to point the cannon up and away from people, and make sure the positioning is correct so the confetti explosion sprays above your heads. This will give a dynamic effect in your wedding photos.
- Leaving the wedding party is also an excellent time to set off some confetti. While hand-tossed is also an excellent way to go, the dramatic effect of a cannon can enhance group shots and capture the sheer surprise on people’s faces.
- Dance floor confetti is a great way to step up your party game. Have you ever been at the nightclub when the DJ drops a strong beat and the explosion of confetti kicks in above the crowd? That could be you.
Confetti With Your Photo Booth
Confetti with your photo booth tends to be the most practical, fun, and common option at weddings. Why? In a controlled area, confetti doesn’t spread all over the venue and onto every guest’s clothing. It keeps the cleaning staff happy from not meticulously sweeping, mopping, and finding little traces of confetti days afterwards.
Having confetti with your photo booth also lets people create their own fun, which is what most couples are after when they’re thinking about renting a photo booth. You can have your photo booth operator help your guests choose the different types of confetti and keep confetti expenses to a minimum.
Asking Your Wedding Venue Permission to Use Confetti
Ask nicely and give them a plan. For most wedding venues, confetti is like nails on a chalkboard. For many venues, they even have a confetti-free policy, so make sure you ask permission beforehand.
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