Post # 1
Okay, so I am getting married on 4th of July weekend, and I really want to do a sparkler send off. However, our venue is at a hotel which we are staying at – so there really isn’t anywhere to send us off to.
Do we stage a send off? Or just let the idea go?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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.
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Post # 9
I want to do this too! Not sure how soon to buy them/if the “go bad”