(Closed) How do I logistically do a sparkler send off?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
349 posts
Helper bee

If you hope to use sparklers, please check with your local fire department for rules and restrictions to keep it safe.  According to my brother, a lieutenant with a large urban fire department, those burn at about 1,700 degrees.  The risk of injury to your guests – or worse yet, to you if your veil should catch a spark on your way out, is huge.  Also, having a safe disposal container (usually a bucket of sand or water) is very important.  Your local FD should be able to advise you.  I have a July birthday and my mom used to put them on my cake – my brother claims she must have been trying to kill us all!  : )

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could have somebody with a cool car (or hire a limo if it’s in your budget) drive you two around for a bit of private time, that way you could do a grand exit if you really want one. We did sparklers at our wedding and it was really fun, the guests loved it. A few people with those long lighter sticks start things off, and people can light them from other sparklers too so it goes pretty fast. Ask the venue if they’ve done a sparkler sendoff before, they may have specific areas you can/can’t do it or other policies related to sparklers.

TIP: buy extra long sparklers so everyone has time to light them and the ones lit first won’t burn out early.

Post # 5
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We talked about doing this, too! And we’re date twins! AND we’re both in Iowa!!

But I would say stage it and enjoy!!!

Post # 6
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you end up not being able to do sparklers (we decided not to because of logistics/fire risk), you might want to look into these streamers by Wilton. Obviously they are totally different, but they are still a cool exit and don’t have as many logistical challenges. The streamers all stay connected to the popper part so cleanup is very very easy.

I was able to buy them at Michael’s using 50 – 60% off coupons. Came out to 73 cents per popper, which was less than I found the 36″ sparklers for.

Post # 7
39 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

 I love the streamers idea. I have a severe reaction to smoke – it triggers my asthma, so I couldn’t participate with sparklers, drive home with anyone in the car who used them, etc. 

Post # 9
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I want to do this too! Not sure how soon to buy them/if the “go bad”

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