(Closed) My alternative to fireworks and the overdone sparklers?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Wow!  Those pictures are amazing!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Pretty!  But I guess I don’t understand—they fly? LOL, Am I missing something?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Are they fire safe?  Are you going to be outside or in a wooded area?  Do they need to be over water?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

So they must be biodegradable?  What if they hit a tree?  Wildfire?  Am I going over the top here?

The photos are amazing, but I must say—they remind me a lot of a vigil, rather than a celebratory thing.  I would like these at my funeral though!  So pretty.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hmmm… They’re very pretty, but I think it might be a bit challenging to time the lighting and launch properly.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I don’t know… they’re very pretty but it seems potentially dangerous. And what happens to them after they come down? Even if they are biodegradable, it’ll take how long? Weeks? Months?

What if one lands in someone’s yard and sets it on fire or something? The idea makes me uneasy, to be honest.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

i think they are very pretty – but the fire thing worries me too. 

but i think i’m jealous b/c my eco-friendly venue would probably say no to these – and virtually everything else!!!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were in a National Forest, so these definitely would have been a no-go for us.  How bad would I have felt if I burned down Tahoe National Forest?!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I think they’re gorgeous but they don’t seem very eco-friendly.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

They would be fun, but like the other girls I’m worried about “trashing” the neighborhood and lighting small fires. Also it would be hard logistically to do as most guests won’t understand them.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d also worry about safety.

I think they’re pretty, but seriously I also don’t think that fireworks are sparklers are overdone.  All of it is gorgeous!  It’s your big day so shine and sparkle and light up the night all you want~!

If your lanterns are safe, then I say go for it..but I’d check w/the manufacturer and also with an event planner who used them before to make sure they are safe and worked well.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I considered these for my wedding as well, but the more I learned the more scared I got! They are very dangerous and there have been some disasters in China where they came down on fire. Very pretty to admire from afar but too dangerous for my taste!

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