(Closed) Sparkler Exit: Safety Concerns?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it, but our venue wouldn’t let us do it because of fire hazard. I seriously can’t imagine your dress catching on fire, but I guess it’s possible

Post # 3
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Honey bee

My daughter’s co-worker got them for her daughter’s wedding. I have no idea the details (i.e. if they were the extra-long, long-burning types). And I don’t know if some people got them early, or just decided they didn’t want to stand together and wait for the exit, but a number of guests took them into the parking lot and were running around. The bride’s mother regretted buying them and later stated “there were a bunch of drunks careening around in the dark, with fire” – not her best idea.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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beerandcupcakes:  Great question, OP! I’m also planning a sparkler exit at my wedding and I didn’t even think about the possibility of my dress being damaged by stray sparks. I found this information from sparklersonline.com’s FAQ section:

Will sparklers burn my dress? 

Again, like I mentioned above, if sparklers are used with good discretion, you should not have a single worry. I have had thousands of happy brides order and use sparklers without a single complaint. Make sure, if you are using sparklers for your wedding departure, that you have your guests lined up far enough away from each other to create a wide row (so that you are NOT running underneath the sparklers). This will eliminate any possibility of sparklers coming in contact with the wedding dress. Please read the safety instructions included in the box.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a sparkler entrance into our reception and my dress was fine.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have seen a successful sparkler exit…but I have also seen one where the wind blew all the smoke from outside into the entrance of the venue (it was at a barn) setting the fire alarms and sprinklers off!! The brides dress was fine but the dresses of the people who were still inside…not so much.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

We had long burning sparklers for our exit.

There was no problem…no one acted crazy…nothing caught fire.  It was awesome!!!

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