(Closed) Fireworks at Reception

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What time during the reception should we have the fireworks display
    At the end of the first dance : (12 votes)
    39 %
    At the end of the night : (19 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would do them during the first dance. It shouldn’t ruin the flow of the dancing, but instead really amp up the energy of the party in general. It will be wonderfully memorable, and you’ll be looking right in his face when he’s surprised.

    If you want something at the end of the night, why not do your exit with sparklers instead of having guests throw something? It’ll tie in to the fireworks from earlier. 

    Post # 4
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    2877 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I wouldnt do them during the first dance (as youll be looking at each other not the sky and he would miss them) but afterwards would be lovely! that way everyone will see them, even if they dont stay till the end of the night

    i wish i could have fireworks but my venue doesnt allow them

    Post # 5
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    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ugh, so jealous!  My FI would LOVE fireworks – I could care less but I really wanted to surprise him with them but was quoted around 10k for it – not something I can afford 🙁

    Post # 6
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My vote is for after the first dance.  All of your guests will still be in attendance.  I’d especially think about older guests who are less likely to stay the whole evening.  Also, you and your husband will be right next to each other when you finish your first dance and you’ll definitely get to see his reaction.  I also think that it will be so great to see the reation from the guests since they’ll be so focused on you two dancing that it will be like Woooah!! What was that!?! Oooooo! 

    Post # 8
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    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @smudd:  OMG that’s so cheap! Where are you located?! For $500 I’d do that!  You didn’t have to pay for any insurance? I thnk that was what the most costly part about it was!

    Post # 9
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    11287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    to me a fireworks show is like a finale.  maybe you can do them at the stroke of midnight.  guests will still be there but shouldn’t interfere with the dance.

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