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The Ultimate Wedding Confetti Guide

Cairns Wedding Photography of Confetti Wedding Exit


As a Cairns wedding photographer, I've seen my fair share of confetti moments and they always make for a beautiful and memorable photo. But before you decide on whether to include confetti at your wedding, there are a few things you should consider.


The first and most important consideration is whether confetti is even allowed at your wedding venue or church. Some venues and churches have strict policies on what can and can't be used, and confetti is sometimes banned due to the mess it creates. Before booking your venue or church, make sure to check their policy on confetti. If confetti is allowed, there may still be restrictions on what type of confetti can be used, such as requiring it to be biodegradable.


Another consideration is who will provide the confetti. While it may be tempting to let your guests bring their own confetti, this can lead to a lack of consistency in terms of the type of confetti used and the look of the final photo. To ensure that all the confetti used in your photo is consistent, it's best to provide the confetti yourself. When buying confetti, make sure to purchase enough for all of your guests, and assign a responsible member of the wedding party, such as the wedding planner or coordinator, to distribute the confetti just before the photo.

Bride and Groom recessional under of shower of Organic Wedding Confetti


The type of confetti you choose can greatly impact the final look of your confetti photo. Here are a few options to consider:

• Biodegradable Confetti - An eco-friendly option that will decompose over time, leaving no impact on the environment.

• Champagne Rose Petals - These petals provide a romantic and sophisticated look and come in a variety of colours to match your wedding theme.

• Multi-Colored Petals - For a pop of colour, consider using a mix of brightly coloured petals.

• Mini Confetti Cannon - A fun and playful option, confetti cannons can create a spectacular shower of confetti in your photo.

• Feather & Petal Confetti - For a unique and whimsical look, consider using a mix of feathers and petals in your confetti photo.


If you're not sold on the idea of confetti, there are plenty of alternative options to consider. Some popular alternatives include:

  1. Bubbles: A wedding bubble send-off is a fun, whimsical alternative to confetti. Choose from clear or coloured bubbles for a fun pop of colour in your wedding photos.

  2. Ribbon Wands: These can be a beautiful addition to your wedding exit. Guests can wave the wands in the air to create a whimsical, fairy-tale-like atmosphere.

  3. Tree Leaf Confetti - For a rustic and natural look, consider using dry tree leaves as confetti. The most popular options are Olives Tree and Gumtree

  4. Lavender: Dried lavender is a popular alternative for a fragrant and romantic send-off.

CONFETTI THROW 101 aka Pro Tip

The confetti or petal throw is a moment to be captured and cherished for years to come. It is important to ensure that the throw is executed in the best way possible for the most stunning photos. It is commonly known that the throw should take place after the ceremony, and the celebrant will often take the initiative to inform the guests. However, if the celebrant does not mention it, it's always a good idea for the photographer to remind the guests to toss the confetti upwards, not directly at the couple. This will create a beautiful, floating effect in the photos that will last a lifetime.


Whether you choose confetti, an alternative or opt to forgo the tradition altogether, it's important to choose what feels right for you and your wedding day. At Tulieve Photography, we love capturing the joy and excitement of your wedding day and will make sure to capture the perfect photos, no matter what you choose. So, whether you're saying goodbye to your guests with a shower of confetti or sending off with a string of balloons, we'll be there to capture every special moment. Contact us today to book your Cairns wedding photography and videography package.


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