Who doesn’t love the ‘confetti shot’?

Have you ever wondered why it is even part of the

wedding ceremony?


Paper confetti was invented in Italy, but first used in the UK in the 19th Century to replace uncooked rice, wheat and other grains. These were traditionally symbols of fertility, believed to bring good luck to the couples as they were thrown over them at the end of the ceremony.


If you would like to have this tradition at your wedding ceremony, then a top tip is to provide your own! That way you will ensure that the confetti used is the one you would prefer, plus there will be plenty for those all important photos! You could ask someone to hand out paper cones full of confetti to your guests as they arrive or as they follow you outside for photographs.


First of all speak to your venue to ask what their rules are regarding confetti, some venues ask that it is only thrown outside and that it is biodegradable. Then research the type you would like, rice paper confetti is eco-friendly and a great alternative to the traditional paper variety.

Rose petals give a soft vintage look and are also biodegradable, as is lavender and cornflower.


In Belgium, it is common practice to use seeds that will grow into wildflowers, so producing wonderful bee and insect friendly environments. Whatever your preference, you can guarantee that the throwing of confetti will produce a gorgeous, informal and magical photograph of your special day.


Photograph courtesy of Vicky Plum Photography

Location: Wellington Wood, Norfolk

Confetti provided by Samphire Vintage Props