Sparkler First Dance – I need advice, bees!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mu_t:  Have you been given the go-ahead by your venue to do this? Many venues will not allow sparklers inside.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@julies1949:  I wonder if it’s an outdoor reception?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Either way, with them lit and surrounding the dance floor, it’s definitely a hazard. You don’t want people getting burned by standing too close to someone else’s. I also wouldn’t attach a place are to the sparkler, if that catches fire, that’s a whole other problem.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

…additionally, sparklers usually fizzle out in about 45 seconds.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@lilcafe:  Yepp, even the longer ones. 

Maybe have them hold candles instead?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just adding another logistical consideration…we did a sparkler exit.  We had the large 36″ inch sparklers and while they were tons of fun for our guests and super fun to walk through on our exit (OUTSIDE) we were told they put off a lot of smoke.  So I would def be concerned about doing this indoors.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you should just go with the long ones in a bucket so your guests aren’t having to fumble with multiple sparklers and matches. I’m hoping my venue will allow us to do this as well. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mu_t:  Ours weren’t haha.  Oh also, our guests said they were super hard to light…so they used lighters.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

give me a sparkler and I will not pay any attention to your dance.

but that could be a good thing, you guys get a private moment dancing while everyone else is playing with their sparklers!

Post # 12
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Wannabee

mu_t:  Just Curious how did this turn out?  I have an outdoor wedding this June and want to do the exact same thing, since we are not doing a true “exit” and I love the look of sparklers for pictures :).  What size sparklers did you end up going with?  Do you remember how long they burned for?  I am thinking the larger and longer the more fun, so am planning to do the 36in.  Also where did you end up ordering the sparklers through?  Thanks so much, hope your wedding was amazing!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Never mind, just saw this was a really old post!

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