(Closed) Has anyone EVER heard of this?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Well, have you?
    I have personally been burned by a stray sparkler spark (or my clothing) : (18 votes)
    18 %
    I've seen someone get burned by one : (10 votes)
    10 %
    I've heard of someone getting burned by one : (11 votes)
    11 %
    I've never heard of this but it seems very possible : (32 votes)
    32 %
    You really have nothing to worry about : (22 votes)
    22 %
    What's a sparkler? : (0 votes)
    I would try to light you on fire RIGHT NOW if I had a sparkler! (heehee) : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    When my brother was younger he was burned by a sparker.  Our reception venue absolutely does NOT allow sparklers because they have had problems with people getting burned in the past.

    Post # 4
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I’ve been burned by them on countless occasions, as well as been accidentally “bumped” with one. This was during a wedding send-off, and I have a big ol’ burn on my arm. I only like fireworks when I have a wiiiidddeee area around me. :p

    Post # 5
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I’ve been burned, although for the sake of full disclosure, I wasn’t treating fire with the respect it deserves.

    Post # 6
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    When I was a kid, I was burned by a sparkler. A little chunk fell off of it and burned my thumb pretty badly- as a result I’m sort of paranoid about them to this day. My FI wanted to have sparklers at our wedding but I put a stop to that idea pretty quickly.

    Post # 8
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think a lot of these would be 3rd degree burns that require months of follow-up or skin grafting (or anything like that!) but I would definitely want to put the safety of my guests first.  Keep in mind that if it’s a send off and you have alcohol at your reception, that could increase the likelihood of somebody not paying attention and them (or someone nearby) getting burned.

     

    I kind of wish I could have sparklers at my send off (it’s almost July 4th after all!) but for me the risks definitely outweigh the benefits (and our venue says we can’t).

    Post # 9
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    When I got burned the worst part was that it blistered really badly (it hurt like hell) and then got a little infected. I had to get some sort of prescription antibiotic cream to use on it. For a long time I had a little scar/indentation where the burn was.

    Post # 10
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    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am not sure about sparks ruing your clothing, but I do know that a sparkler send-off is hard to orchestrate. I was at a wedding last summer and it was hard to get everyone’s sparkler lit at the same time and then get the bridal couple out before they went out. Just a thought to keep in mind!

     

    Post # 12
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve never been burned by a sparkler spark, but I was burned by a flying ember from a campfire.  It burned a perfectly round little hole in the polar fleece jacket I was wearing. 

    Post # 13
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wanted to have them esp since my wedding is July 3rd but we’re not allowed to have them at the venue because someone burnt their dance floor with them once. Who does that?

    Post # 14
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think a people or at least those that I know have been burnt by a sparkler during their childhood. I think you will have much better odds with adults but I would just worry about the older population. I don’t know of any severe burns that need to be treated but it is hot stick that lets off sparks.

    Post # 15
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    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Nope, never!  I get burned by cigarettes all.the.freaking.time, though.  I’m more scared of someone waving a lit cig than a sparkler.

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @daydream: I was holding it. A little chunk of the end of the sparkler sort of “blew” off and landed right on my hand (even though I was holding it at an angle where it should have just hit the ground). Admittedly, I think Murphy’s law definitely applies to me in any sort of situation where there is any level risk.

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