Fireworks at wedding?

posted 1 year ago in Reception
  • poll: What would you think?
    Over the top, I'd roll my eyes : (27 votes)
    42 %
    Sounds fun, I'd love it : (38 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 16
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I would have never had them but our venue offers fireworks in their package. Our guests weren’t expecting It and they said they really enjoyed the show so I’m really glad we had them. Id say go for it! Here’s a shot from our wedding. 

    Post # 17
    47209 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Who doesn’t love fireworks? If you want them and can afford them, who cares what others have to say?

    Post # 19
    47209 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    pearfectprincess :  The same people who criicize you having fireworks are probably copying other things off Pinterest, Style Me Pretty etc. This is not a decision that affects anyone else directly, like an issue of etiquette.

    Post # 20
    4602 posts
    Honey bee

    Is it over the top? Yeah. As a guest would I be overly concerned or be overly negative about it? Only if it was obvious that the fireworks display was made a priority over guest comfort or at the expense of your guests pocketbooks.  It’s pretty much the same view I would take of anyone who prioritises any luxury item over what is actually a necessity when hosting people.

    So if I saw a fireworks display but then you had a cash bar? Yeah I am rolling my eyes and will probably not have positive things to say the next day. If you have a reception during a meal time and skimp on food while having a fireworks display? I’m definitely going to think negatively about the whole experience. If you have a fireworks display but didn’t bother to make sure to have enough chairs for all of your guests or to protect them from the elements like having a tent for an outdoor wedding? I’m going to definitely say you had no business having fireworks. But as long as all of the elements of being a good host are taken care of without skimping? Then go ahead and do it.

    Post # 22
    197 posts
    Blushing bee


    The only thing I would make sure to do, is mention it to any veterans so they can duck out before they go off if neccesary.   Fireworks can be a trigger for PTSD.     We stopped having fireworks on the 4th of July because a family member who actually defended the freedom we were celebrating, could no longer attend events with fireworks.  


    Good Luck.

    Post # 23
    74 posts
    Worker bee

    Agreed with kmjkh about giving everyone a heads up. I know the suprise element is really special, but you never know who will have a terrible reaction. It is not just vetrans who can’t tolerate them. And, be sure to give a heads up to your photographer so they have camera settings perfected in advance! Firework photos may need different settings than normal outdoor night photos.

    I LOVE fireworks and would look forward to them at someone else’s wedding. We aren’t even having sparklers because it makes my partner super nervous, but c’est la vie. I hope you and your guests have a blast and get some gorgeous photos.

    Post # 24
    4313 posts
    Honey bee

    I’d be judgy only if there was not enough food or a cash bar and a firework show – and I don’t care if a cash bar is the “norm”. I can assure you that for certain people everywhere it’s just not done. 

    I say enjoy the show and take photos! But I love fireworks and would be happy to see them at a wedding. 

    Post # 25
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    We had fireworks at our wedding and we also gave sparklers to our guests . It was spectacular and it didn’t feel over the top 

    Post # 26
    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2018 - City, State

    Omg never thought of this even though my fiance always does firework shows at BBQs and events!!! Huge facepalm moment!!!!!

    Post # 27
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Dude, if I could afford fireworks, I would TOTALLY DO FIREWORKS! I don’t see how it would be tacky. I mean, I would enjoy seeing a fireworks show at a wedding, for sure.

    Post # 28
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I voted no, simply because I’ve seen soooo many mediocre firework shows at wedding. I’m just sick of it. If you can really go for a great firework show then yes, but they really need to be coordinated and not just fired to pass time. I guess it’s not as easy as it sounds. 

    But personally I’d love to experience a great firework show at the wedding I’m attending to. 

    Post # 29
    6884 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    sunburn :  I’d be judgy only if there was not enough food or a cash bar and a firework show 

    Yes! If you are sacrificing guest comfort to afford fireworks, major side eye. If its just the cherry on top, I think it still sounds OTT, but who cares, fireworks are cool.

    Post # 30
    7 posts
    • Wedding: July 2018

    DO IT!!!

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