Why You Should Have Confetti at Your Wedding

Nothing says celebration quite like a wow-worthy confetti cannon at your ceremony or reception!

From traditional confetti, to styles with personalized messages and your wedding date, to eco-friendly alternatives like flower petals, a confetti toss or cannon can add a wow-factor to your wedding day!

Photo: Jana Williams Photography

As you're planning the details of your nuptials, you're likely finding that a wedding is made up of many small details that all combine to create the ultimate celebration of your love. Many couples are also searching for ways to add a wow-factor to their ceremony or reception to make their big day one to remember. One way to wow your guests and create incredible photo opportunities is to incorporate a confetti cannon or confetti toss into your event.

Whether you use eco-friendly alternatives to paper, biodegradable options, or classic confetti, the choice is yours – and we're sure that your friends and family will be mesmerized by the sight of hundreds of pieces of confetti falling around them at the ceremony or reception. We've gathered some of our favorite images of celebratory confetti moments from real weddings to inspire you. Depending on how much confetti you want to use or which moment you want to stand out from the rest, there are many ways to use confetti at your wedding!

Personalized Confetti at Ceremony

Photo by Heather Kincaid; Planning & Design by Geller Events

Take a look at 22 inspiring ways to use confetti at your wedding, below. To see more from each of these real weddings, click the photos!

Getting Ready Shots

A fun way to liven up your getting-ready shots is to add some confetti to the mix! Gift your bridesmaids with push-up confetti poppers for a joyous way to get the big day started!

Pink Confetti Poppers & Robes

Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Bride & Bridesmaids Toss Confetti in Suite

Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography

Celebration of Husband & Wife

Whether as a surprise for the bride and groom – or their guests, many wedding ceremonies are made all the more celebratory with a confetti cannon that erupts as soon as the newlyweds share their first kiss and begin to walk up the aisle together.

Newlyweds Showered with Confetti

Photo by Julieta Amezcua Photography

Wedding Ceremony with Pink Confetti

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Geller Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Confetti Toss at Destination Wedding

Photo by Perez Photography and Sarah Kate, Photographer; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

Outdoor Ceremony with Confetti Celebration

Photo by Callaway Gable; Design & Production by Revelry Event Designers; Event Production & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events, Inc

Confetti Canon at Outdoor Wedding

Photo by Heather Kincaid; Planning & Design by Geller Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Ceremony Confetti Kiss

Photo by Jasmine Star Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden GardenVenue: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Confetti at End of Winter Ceremony

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Flower Cannon at Outdoor Wedding

Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Rikki Ladenheim Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Confetti Canon at Evening Ceremony

Photo by Callaway Gable; Design & Production by Revelry Event Designers; Event Production & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events, Inc

Wedding Portraits & Family Photos

Similar to the getting-ready photos, add an interactive element to your wedding party and family photos with a flower petal or confetti toss!

Bridal Party Celebrates with Confetti

Photo by Jana Williams Photography

Post-Ceremony Flower Petal Toss

Photo by Palos Studio; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina

On the Dance Floor

Turn your wedding reception into the ultimate party with a confetti drop towards the end of the night – either to signal the last few songs, or as a way to keep the energy up before transitioning to an after-party.

Bride & Groom with Confetti at Party

Photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography

Confetti Over Crowd

Photo by Vue Photography

Festive Confetti Drop

Photo by J. Cogliandro Photography

Confetti During First Dance

Photo by Shaun Menary Photography

New Year's Eve Celebration with Confetti

Photo by Rob and Wynter Photography

Newlyweds' Grand Exit

Sparkler exits have grown in popularity, but there's something so special about walking out of the wedding as newlyweds while loved ones toss confetti, glitter, or flower petals. Bonus: it makes for some incredible photos!

Gold Confetti Grand Exit

Photo by Peter Gubernat Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

Confetti Wedding Exit

Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington Events

Newlywed Exit with Confetti

Photo by Perez Photography