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Colourful biodegradable confetti ideas for Vibrant and Fun Wedding photos!

I always recommend getting a large amount of bright confetti to my couples for their wedding day. Gone are the days where the guests would rock up with a box, it really is an older generation thing to bring. Guaranteed Aunty Sue or Granny will have some in their bag but that just wont cut it! If you want colourful wedding photos that have an impact I suggest supplying your own for your guests - and lots of it!

Petal confetti

Using colourful confetti at your wedding can add a vibrant and fun touch to your celebration, creating memorable moments and stunning weddings photographs. Here are some reasons and tips for incorporating confetti into your wedding:

Visual Impact: Colourful confetti creates a visually striking effect that adds a sense of celebration and festivity. It can transform ordinary moments into extraordinary ones, especially in photographs. The fluttering colours as confetti falls can enhance the overall ambiance and make your wedding pictures stand out​.

Gold cannon confetti
Midland Hotel

Photo Opportunities: Confetti showers provide excellent photo opportunities. The colourful cascade adds movement and life to your pictures, capturing the joy and excitement of the moment. To ensure the best photos, it's recommended to use large, colourful confetti that will show up well on camera and to have plenty of it so all guests can participate fully​. THE MORE COLOURFUL THE BETTER!!

Petal Confetti
Torr Vale Mill, New Mills

Personalisation and Fun: Confetti can be customised to match your wedding theme or colour scheme, adding a personal touch. You can even create your own confetti from tissue paper or other biodegradable materials, making it environmentally friendly while still being visually appealing​​.

Petal Confetti

Guest Involvement: Providing guests with confetti to throw as you exit the ceremony or at key moments during the reception involves them in the celebration. It's a fun activity that guests of all ages can enjoy, enhancing the communal and festive atmosphere of your wedding​.

Confetti canon

Alternatives and Options: If your venue has restrictions on traditional confetti, consider alternatives like ribbon wands, bubbles, pom-poms, or even paper airplanes. These alternatives can be just as fun and visually appealing without leaving a mess​​

Ribbon Wands
Peak Edge Hotel


So...basically, colourful confetti adds a dynamic and celebratory element to your wedding, making your big day even more memorable for both you and your guests. Ensure you have plenty of confetti, consider your venue’s policies, and choose options that will create the best visual impact and enjoyment for everyone involved. You can get more tips for your day here.

1. Types of Confetti

  • Paper Confetti: The classic choice, available in a myriad of colours and shapes. Paper confetti is versatile and biodegradable options make it environmentally friendly.

  • Metallic Confetti: Adds a touch of glam with its shiny, reflective surfaces. Perfect for evening events or when you want that extra sparkle.

  • Tissue Confetti: Light and fluttery, ideal for photos and creating a soft, romantic atmosphere.

  • Biodegradable Confetti: Made from natural materials, it’s perfect for outdoor events where you want to celebrate sustainably.

Paper rainbow confetti
Fleetwood Beach

2. DIY Confetti Ideas

Creating your own confetti can be a fun and rewarding project. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hole Punch Confetti: Use a hole puncher to create confetti from colourful paper. Mix and match colours for a vibrant mix. I've even had pages of their favourite books used.

  • Shredded Paper Confetti: Shred coloured paper or old magazines to create a rainbow of confetti. This is a great way to recycle!

  • Shape Punches: Use shaped punches (like stars, hearts, flowers or dinosaurs - I've seen it!) to create thematic confetti for your event.

Petal Confetti
Ordsall Hall Salford

3. Creative Ways to Use Confetti

  • Confetti Cannons: For a dramatic effect, use confetti cannons to shower your guests in a burst of colour. These are great for big reveals or the climax of your event.

  • Confetti Balloons: Fill clear balloons with confetti for a playful and festive decoration. When popped, they release a colourful surprise!

  • Table Decor: Sprinkle confetti on tables for a lively and festive touch. It’s an easy way to add colour without overwhelming your decor.

  • Confetti Invitations: Include a small packet of confetti in your invitations for a fun, interactive element. Your guests will get a preview of the celebration to come!

Pink paper confetti
Grasmere Lake District

4. Themes and Colour Schemes

Choosing the right colours for your confetti can tie together your event’s theme perfectly:

  • Rainbow: For a cheerful and inclusive celebration, go for a mix of all colours.

  • Pastel: Soft, muted colours are perfect for weddings. Pastel confetti adds a touch of elegance and romance.

  • Metallic: Gold, silver, and rose gold confetti can elevate the sophistication of your event. Ideal for New Year’s Eve, anniversaries, and evening parties.

  • Custom Colours: Match the confetti to your wedding’s colour scheme for a cohesive look. Many suppliers offer custom colour mixes to fit your exact needs.


Feel free to share your confetti stories and ideas in the comments below. How do you like to use confetti at your celebrations? Let’s spread the joy and colour together!

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