Post # 1
I’m interested in doing fireworks at the reception! We are getting married at a country property and there isn’t any reason we couldn’t – but what would we need to set it up etc? I’m envisioning asking 2 or 3 of our trusted guy friends to set it up and familiarize themselves with the safety and instructions and then having them set them off around 11.
We are thinking of a similar fireworks show as a backyard canada day / july 4th – nothing wild and crazy, but maybe 3 or 5 minutes. Has anyone done something like that before, and where did you buy the fireworks – was it expensive? Was it a lot of work? Do you think this is a good idea? Would you like it as a guest?
Thanks for your thoughts 🙂
Post # 2
- 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
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
- 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
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.
Post # 6
MissCoupon: i’m sure it’s legal to set them off where i am, but i’ll definitely look into a permit!
julies1949: yeah, i’ll definitely need to look into a permit and buying more professional fireworks so that it doesn’t look too amateurish
rosegoldgirl: ah! how fabulous! what a great surprise!
FutureBride625: wow, that’s inexpensive! i’m sure it’ll be more expensive in canada, but if we could keep it at a few hundred dollars, we’d be thrilled.
The reception will outside under a tent, so we’d just have the dj make an announcement to come outside the tent for a surprise 🙂 we’ll have lanterns and lighting in the trees so it’s safe to walk around 🙂