Has Anyone Done/Seen Fireworks at the Reception? Thoughts?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

peonyinlove:  Gah, I would love fireworks as a guest. Hell, I’d love them for my own wedding. I cannot help much here though, in IL it’s not legal for non-professionals to set them off. They don’t sell them here, either. We’d have to go out of state. And lets be real, I don’t have the budget to pay professionals. Haha. It would really be awesome if you can pull it off though! 🙂

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

peonyinlove:  I love fireworks so I’d be happy to see this at a wedding. I went to one wedding this summer where they had fireworks.

Many places in Canada require a permit which is often obtained from the fire department.

3-5 minutes of fireworks can be expensive. If you try to do it yourself it can be a bit hokey, as the professionals use fireworks that aren’t available to the average person.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

peonyinlove:  my sister had these at her wedding but she had no idea they were coming, neither did anyone else for that matter! The groomsmen surprised everyone. No one but the 5 GM knew about them. We were all surprised for sure. I have no idea how much they cost but we all definitely enjoyed them. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Little fireworks displays are fairly simple; a few guys could definitely figure it out, especially if they have a practice first to figure out when to set off what.  It depends on where you’re from how much they’ll cost you; I’m from Michigan, and you can go to nearly any store and find good fireworks in a nice assortment for right around $50, especially after a peak firework time (4th of July, etc.).  

It would be nice, but is your reception outside or in? My only concern is for people trying to walk outside that late in the country, especially if some people are in heels.  Just make sure that it’s a well-lighted path to where they’d view the fireworks from 🙂  But as a guest I would really enjoy the surprise

Oh, and make sure that the people setting off the fireworks haven’t had too much to drink! That could be disastrous.  

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