Make sure your celebrant knows and let your guests know when it's time to throw the confetti. The worst thing is a half done confetti toss with seated guests or when they only start throwing the confetti when you're basically at the end of the aisle.
It always looks better if your guests stand when the two of you walk back down the aisle to throw the confetti. A great celebrant will do this for you but you might want to check your celebrant has the guests stand before you start walking!
Have ALOT of confetti! Petals, lavender, leaves, biodegradable confetti options like rice paper work really well for an environmentally friendly alternative and bright colours and bigger pieces (around 3cm sized pieces or bigger) will show up really well in your photographs. Rose petals are a great size.
This one is a biggie. Make sure your aisle is wide enough for you to walk side by side back up the aisle. Really it should be wide enough for you to walk up it with who ever is going to be walking you up the aisle too. Half pushing each other over isn't going to be that fun or look that great either.
Choose a colour that is going to stand out against your backdrop. Bright colours and white confetti or petals will stand out against a green backdrop but white won't stand out against a white or grey overcast sky as much. Green or dark muted tones will struggle to be seen against a dark similar tone backdrop.
Give people the confetti! Have a cute sign that says take a confetti cone to shower the couple with once they are pronounced Mr & Mrs or have some one hand them out to guests during the signing or just have them on the seats, however you choose to do it, give your guests the confetti!
Confetti tosses do not have to be during your walk back down the aisle. They can be set up for your big group photo of all your guests or you and your bridal party. It’s a bit of fun for everyone rather than just a staged photo and if you have a great MC to get people excited it can be a huge success.
If you really really want the best from your confetti toss and your walk back up the aisle, have your guests put their phones away. The last thing you'll (probably) want in your confetti shot is 15 different phone cases blocking the aisle and the photographers view of you!
Tell your photographer that you‘re going to have a confetti toss! This is super important to ensure your photographer is on point and prepared for the shot.
Getting your confetti. One of the most special stories I’ve heard yet was a grandmother collecting petals from her garden and the gardens all her friends. What a way to make someone feel included in your wedding and that photo be extra special to that person. Another one I’ve seen was the bridesmaids while waiting for hair and makeup they were cutting up colour paper the morning of the wedding. There are so many ways that you can create confetti from things that are all around you, your neighbours garden, bags of petals from the florist, confetti canons, leaves from the tree outside.
Half way back up the aisle, throw in a kiss. Imagine that photo, all the confetti falling all around you! Don't tell your celebrant or your guests about this, otherwise they can sometimes throw the confetti at the wrong time, but definitely tell your photographer!