Post # 1
So, I recently mentioned to my fiancé that I had been envisioning doing a sparkler exit at the end of our reception, since I knew he would be more likely than myself to know where to find sparklers in the first place. However, he thinks it might be a bad idea because of the potential for the sparklers to literally shoot off some stray sparks and burn some small holes into my dress. As I have mentioned many times about being worried people will spill wine on me and various other things that point to me being slightly paranoid about my dress – of which I am overprotective – getting ruined, he’s worried that I will then be upset if the sparklers cause any damage. Is this a reasonable concern? Anyone have any practical experience with running under sparklers while wearing a tulle gown?
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Yeah, I’m not worried about it actually lighting anything on fire, just more if the embers would burn any holes. It hadn’t occurred to me before, but apparently I’ve passed my paranoia about my dress on to my fiancé as well!
Post # 5
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
We had a sparkler entrance into our reception and my dress was fine.
Post # 7
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
We had long burning sparklers for our exit.
There was no problem…no one acted crazy…nothing caught fire. It was awesome!!!