(Closed) Logistics of a sparkler send off

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

One of the Bees (can’t for the life of me remember who) posted really cute DIY sparkler and matches wrappers that they had in cute little baskets. Let me see if I can find it…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’ve been a guest at a wedding with sparklers and it didn’t work. First, it wasn’t totally dark, so the effect wasn’t there. Also, I think they had like 2 lighters going around.

Make sure to get the long sparklers.

Designate a couple of people to collect the trash in buckets or something. I had to do this as a random guest and some people seriously just threw theirs on the ground!

Have plenty of lighters available.

Make it clear to guests about when they are supposed to light their sparklers.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When we booked our reception site, the wedding coordinator told us about the negatives to using sparklers. She said that it took forever to get everyone’s sparkler lighted at one of the weddings they had. Also, once they got half of the sparklers lit, the other half had already burnt out and new ones had to be distributed. She also said that when she talked with the bride later, she said her gown smelled of smoke when she got home.

The coordinator suggested only having a few people have sparklers if the main reason you’re using them is for the photo op. We’re considering the sparkler thing and I’ve been playing around with the thought of having the bridal party hold sparklers. 

Of course, I’ve also seen photos of many successful weddings where all the guests have beautiful, bright sparklers in their hands, so it’s a toss up.

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