(Closed) I’m marrying a British man on Guy Fawkes night – any suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 4
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, not sure since I’m not British but I don’t think this is really something one adds to a wedding really.

Ironically the American founding fathers did this same sort of thing in a symbolic sense in the Revolution and we call them Patriots because they won. Always fun how history’s view of someone changes so much based on if they won or lost. 

Post # 5
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If your venue or budget won’t allow for fireworks why not have a few of these for your guests to wave at the end of the night http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/july-4/safe-sparklers.html    or if your having a DJ you could have them put on a light show in a fireworks inspired kind of way….oh and party poppers would be a fun idea. Since it is also known as bonfire night you could maybe have one of these http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/04/how_to_make_a_mini_smores_gril.html

nothing goes better with a bon fire than a marshmellow roast. 

Post # 6
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was also going to say sparklers. My friend had these on her wedding cake as well. 

Post # 8
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Guy Fawkes night is all about fireworks, sparklers and bonfires (it’s not commonly called Guy Fawkes night here- it’s known commonly as bonfire night). If you can’t do fireworks, then you have to do sparklers! Bonfires not really a good idea for a wedding so don’t know what else to suggest as any other traditions have died out years ago and no longer exist today. A sparkler send off always makes for pretty pictures!

Post # 9
4361 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Remember Remember the 5th of November. Gunpowder treason and plot.  And your wedding.  YAY!

You can get indoor fireworks which would be safe.  Honestly though, being british, you can’t really have Guy Fawkes without fireworks or, more importantly (I think) a bonfire. (And I hate fireworks!)  Sparklers would be really fun and you can get them in different colours to make it a bit different.  Or you could try glow sticks.

You could project it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1225144/Health-safety-killjoys-ban-bonfire–thousands-watch-virtual-giant-TV-screen.html

I think it’s great you trying to incorporate this tradition (perhaps not very weddingy, but definitely fun).  One tradition that goes on near where I grew up is the Tar Barrels, basically people running around with flaming barrels on their backs, start from about the age of 13.  Tar Barrels (if you’re interested… but probably not for the wedding): www.otterytarbarrels.co.uk

Post # 10
1365 posts
Bumble bee

Sparklers!!!! I’m pretty sure UK bees wouldn’t know what Guy Fawkes looked like other than a dummy to be burnt on a bonfire. But fireworks, that’s what the night is really about. I would be gutted to miss bonfire night and not see any fireworks that year, so I’d like it if you had fireworks – that’d be my top suggestion. But you already said no to that, so sparklers – they’re cheap and you could have them as favours? Except then people might do them at the tables. You can get indoor sparklers/indoor fireworks also relativley cheaply that you could use as part of your centrepieces. Or, just have a time when everyone goes outside and plays with sparklers in the dark and get your photographer to take photos. People could make hearts and spell your names and you could even get it taken on long exposure and get people in a row spelling one letter each to make a giant sparkler photo message. I think that’s be amazing.

Or have a bonfire, but that’s not to a lot of bride’s taste (smoke + wedding dress).

Post # 12
1365 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, it isn’t a huge holiday or anything but it is something a few guests may feel strongly about. Which ideas are you thinking of incorporating? 🙂

Post # 13
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fireworks and a bonfire night! Lovely!

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