The Confetti Photo is an iconic wedding image
The Confetti Photo is commonplace at most weddings. However, the origins and the meaning behind it have been mostly forgotten.
Surprisingly it can be traced back to Medieval Italians who would throw objects such as mud pellets, fruit, and coins during parades.
Fast forward and paper confetti was first used in a UK wedding in 1895. Before this, wedding guests showered the couple with uncooked rice which symbolized fertility.
I can’t say this would photograph very well so quite relieved we’ve moved on from this and we have our lovely colourful paper/petal options!
So many options
Here are just some of the many confetti options available to get that confetti photo.
Think about where your having the image taken
Many wonder what the best colour of confetti is. This all depends on the background. If you are in front of a venue with a darker background then lighter colors work well.
But if your wedding is on a beach or an open field it can be a good idea to go with richer darker colors to make the confetti show up more. You can even mix them in with lighter colors.