5 Alternative Confetti Shot Ideas

Your wedding day should be filled with fun and laughter above most other things – it’s a celebration after all! There will be key moments throughout the day you will always look back on fondly; walking down the aisle, your first kiss as a married couple, perhaps cutting the cake… but one part that always seems to divide people is the confetti shot, as it’s sometimes viewed as a little dated. But the photo is worth it!

I for one am really pleased it’s had a bit of a renaissance over the past few years as it’s a fun way to get more naturally happy photos of you both, of very ‘in the moment fun’, rather than posed photos – and you get those just-married beaming smiles too! 

So today I wanted to share a little inspiration and my ideas for some alternative confetti shot ideas… for couples who still want a stand-out photo but are perhaps not entirely convinced about the confetti shot itself!


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Image by Remain in Light Photography from Caroline + Greg’s wedding we worked together on

Out With A Bang

Confetti Cannons are fun and exciting to use as well making a great impact – set up a group shot with the bridal party or maybe have your confetti moment on the dance floor and twist a few Confetti Cannons for a huge blast of colourful paper or glittering confetti (I’ve got a few links to some on Amazon on my recommended shopping lists page here).

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Image by Dave Watts Photography from Lauren + Phil’s wedding we worked together on

Lovely Lavender

With more and more of my couples keen to add a sensory experience to their big day, then I cannot praise dried lavender enough. Not only is it perfect for those of you who are eco-conscious, it smells absolutely divine!  And it doesn’t matter whether you are opting for a tipi in the countryside or a knees up in the city.  (Again, I’ve got a link to some on Amazon on my recommended shopping lists page here).

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Image by Joasis Photography from Laura + Rob’s wedding we worked together on

Smoke Bombs

Maybe you’re looking for something a little more sultry and atmospheric… Not only do smoke bombs put on an epic show that promises to make your pics absolutely smokin’ hot (sorry), they also offer a playful way to bring your wedding day photos alive with a burst of colour.

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Image by Tarah Coonan from Jane + Pete’s wedding we worked together on


It’s not often that a couple will make a late night grand exit anymore, so it’s become popular for a couple to have fun wedding sparkler photo with their friends and family later on during their wedding day, it’s also a nice way to get evening guests involved in your day.  Sparkler pics are also especially popular at winter weddings, when it gets darker earlier on.

As a planner I would strongly advise getting a planner/coordinator involved in this element of your day to ensure there are plenty to go around, that everyone gets them lit at the same time, you get the photo you want coordinated with fun, and equally so they are disposed of safely, too.

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Image by Larissa Joice Photography from Mel + Alex’s wedding we worked together on

Photo Booth and Props

Finally, the confetti shot is an opportunity to get all your nearest and dearest together and in the same photo… but another way of doing this is to include your own Photo Booth… Add some of your own personality and style by including props and photo frames.  This could be as simple as a fun photo frame like above!

But the confetti photo is one of my favs otherwise!




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