Newlywed bride and groom showered in confetti flowers at a wedding in St Andrews Church Wraysbury

Making a Grand confetti exit

Your wedding day is a culmination of love, laughter, and shared moments. One of the most joyful and picturesque moments is the confetti exit. This is a great moment for your photographer to focus not only on the grand exit but also on the candid moments before and after. Genuine emotions and interactions between you and your guests make for memorable and heartwarming photographs. It’s always such fun with great anticipation and a lovely colourful payoff for the whole wedding party, but how can you get the perfect photograph? 

1. Choose the Right Confetti

Select confetti that complements your wedding colour palette and adds a vibrant touch to your photos. Biodegradable confetti or dried flower petals are excellent choices, as they are eco-friendly and won't harm the environment.

2. Coordinate with Your Photographer

Discuss your confetti exit plans with your photographer well in advance. Communication is key to ensure they are prepared and can advise on the best lighting and angles for the perfect shot.


If it’s possible (and I know this is a long shot) try to plan your confetti exit during the golden hour (an hour before sunset) for soft, warm lighting. This natural light creates a romantic atmosphere and enhances the overall quality of your photographs.

Boy in a blue suit and pink shirt holding confetti flowers to throw at a wedding

4. Provide Lots of Confetti

Make sure there is enough confetti for a breathtaking shower. The more confetti, the more visually striking the photographs will be. Discuss the quantity with your wedding planner or confetti supplier to guarantee an impressive display.

5. Encourage Guests to Participate

Request that your guests actively engage in the confetti moment. A lively and enthusiastic crowd adds energy to the photographs. Make sure guests know when and how to throw confetti for the best visual impact.

6. Let your photographer clear a path

This is a moment when you can really lean on your photographer to take control. They will need to corral the guests into two equal lines, make sure your path is wide enough, make sure everyone has plenty of confetti and that the kids are not blocking the path. This last point is important, as your photographer will be walking backward as they take the shots - a misplaced child could create an unexpected trip hazard. 

7. Choose the Right Location

Often you won’t have much choice where you can do the confetti exit, but if you can, pick a location with a stunning backdrop that complements the confetti colours. Whether it's a picturesque garden, rustic barn, or urban cityscape, the right setting enhances the overall aesthetic of your confetti exit photographs.

8. Relax and Enjoy the Moment

Lastly, embrace the joy of the moment. Forget about the camera and immerse yourself in the celebration. Authentic emotions make for the most captivating photographs, so allow yourselves to be fully present and enjoy the confetti-filled celebration. Take your time and walk at half your normal speed to give everyone more chances to enjoy the moment and your photographer plenty of opportunities for memorable shots. 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that your confetti exit becomes a timeless and visually stunning moment captured forever in your wedding album.

Wedding Photographer Gary Williams


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