Post # 1
I’m not sure if anyone has already posted a question similar to this one, but I am wondering if anyone has used sparklers as their send off. I’ve read that there are no smokeless sparklers but there are some that produce less smoke. So for those of you that used them or for anyone that went to a wedding that used them, was the smoke overwhelming for the guests? Would you recommend them or did you regret having used them? Also, how did your wedding pictures turn out?
Post # 3
My sister-in-law used them for her wedding and they were great. They looked amazing in pictures and people loved them. There was very little smoke since they were almost equivalent to large sparkling birthday candles and they had fireworks after that to make it even more magical.
Post # 4
i love the idea of doing a sparkles send off! It sure does make for some great photos! We’ve had them at 4th of July parties and they never seem to smoke us out! Just cross your fingers that there will be a little breeze and you’ll be all set!
Post # 5
i think i might do sparklers! I think it’s such a cute idea. i was wondering if anyone has any unique way of handing them out?? Or putting them in a vase for people to grab…i want everyone to have an even amount, (i know some people get gready…and take 5 or 6 and leave none for the rest)…cellophane bags, with a cute tag…and a saying??
Post # 6
Ok, so I must sound like I know nothing, but when do you use the sparklers? At all the wedding’s I’ve been at there is no “send off” from the reception (when it would be dark). From what I can remember, people tend to leave towards the end and then the couples catches a ride to their hotel room somewheres. I’m 23 and naive, did this all happen when I wasn’t watching (the send off part). How do you make it so people will still be around when the send off happens? When do the bride and groom leave usually? I’m so confused. Give me the details of how you plan to make this work.
Post # 7
Well, if anyone has a response, it would certainly make me in favor of sparklers!
Post # 8
I have no idea either!
But I was thinking, if you don’t have a send off, what about using the sparklers for when you enter the reception?
Post # 10
At most of the weddings I’ve been to, there is a ‘send-off’ when the bride and groom leave. Sometimes birdseed is thrown, bubbles are blown, and sometimes people use sparklers. It’s just a way for everyone to see the B&G off (I think). It’s nice, b/c it can signal the end of the party in a pleasant way. For dark send-offs, I think sparklers are awesome.
Post # 11
@kmfield Typically, the couple will have a scheduled time toward the end of the reception when they plan to make their “getaway.” The DJ, the caterer, the DOC, and of course the getaway transportation should all know what time this will be. When the time comes, the DJ will announce that the copule is going to depart, and will direct the guests to line up wherever the couple will exit; usually the front entrance. Have your bridesmaids or groomsmen or someone else hand sparklers to everyone as they assemble. Then you and your new husband rush out after everyone has lit their sparklers, and you get some great photos! (Alternatively, this is also when people would throw rice or confetti or blow bubbles). Then you and your husband get into the waiting limo (or whatever) and are whisked away to your wedding night hotel room.
We are definitely doing sparklers for our send-off! I can’t wait for the pretty photos. We’re not worried about the smoke, it’s only for a few seconds. Plus, if your guests start to have fun with them, you can wind up with awesome photos like this one from Style Me Pretty.
Post # 12
I plan on doing sparklers, but since I had the same question about the send off, and it’d be too light during our entrance, I think we’re doing them during the first dance!
Post # 13
We used sparklers for some photos and for the kids to play with. Too hard logistically to coordinate an official exit. Photos by Leigh Miller Photography.
Post # 14
mkendrick – Love those photos! They look great!
Post # 15
If you haven’t bought sparklers yet I would recommend http://weddingsparklersusa.com/ my sister bought a ton from them with a flat shipping rate of $12.00; I think she ended up with 3 cases of the 36″ Blackcat sparklers. We timed one before the wedding at 4 min. it was a real winner at the wedding! We got a lot of pictures of people having a great time!
They also have the CHEAPEST wedding confetti I’ve ever seen. She ended up buying 10 boxes of the silver confetti which was a little overboard, but the kids at the wedding were popping them continuously. I believe all 720 of them popped but for 10 bucks a box with 72 in a box how can you go wrong?
Anyways, I am not affiliated with this company but I wanted to pass the savings onto you since the economy is pretty bad and we can all save money in this economy.
I almost forgot too! My best friend got a whole case of the 48″ sparklers and the wedding was in the evening. He made the isle extra wide and stuck the sparklers in the ground. When his bride walked down the “Isle” the 48″ sparklers were lit and I never thought about doing that. I am engaged now and I will have sparklers & confetti too!
Jason P.S. I’ll try and get some pictures up!