(Closed) Sparklers!

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I also want to do the sparklers and plan on doing it. I am not a big fan of bubbles and wanted to also be environmentally friendly and not do various things that people can throw.

I love some of the pictures I have seen with people using the sparklers. However I have been having a problem finding the long ones and you also have to check with your venue. Our orginal venue would not allow us to have them.

 

I think the sparkers are absolutely beautiful and just sweet summer, fall or spring fun

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My cousin did this at her wedding and it was beautiful. They were lit for her and her hubs exit from the church.

However- you need a TEAM (probably at least 1 person for every 15 guests) to hand out the sparkers and get them lit quick enough that some aren’t burned down before you make your exit.

At my cousin’s wedding I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man and didn’t actually help with it- but my mom and sister did.  They had baskets full of sparklers and passed them out while the bridal party was taking pictures.  Once everyone had the sparklers and they got word that the bride and groom were getting ready to emerge- they ran around lighting them as fast as possible in a distributed fashion (with the guests then turning and lighting other people’s sparklers like at a candlelight vigil).

They were able to get them lit really fast so that there was plenty of time for the photog to get lots of pictures of the bride and groom exiting amongst all the sparks.

As long as you don’t need your bridal party for something else, you could easily put them in charge of handing stuff out.  Just be sure you have enough lighters that all your guests’ sparklers will be lit in a timely fashion!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i wish we could do sparklers because it looks so nice in pictures, but our venue doesn’t allow them. that’s something that you might want to check on before you get too attached to the idea. but if your venue allows it, go for it!

Post # 8
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ms. Roseychicklet as some sound advice on getting them lit. We made an error in our planning in ordering match books that have the wrong date and wrong color. So with that said to get rid of the ridi. amount of match books we have, we are going to have one person had out the sparklers and another had out the match books for folks to use to light them so by time we come out things will be good to go.

( Anyone need any matches  )

 

Also check with the venue and I think its a great idea for people to help lite each others by lighting the person next to them.

 

Post # 9
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I attended a wedding a few months back that used sparklers.  I agree with previous posts on having multiple people lighting them.  The wedding we were at had extra long ones, so it wasn’t quite as much of an issue, but the couple was delayed a bit waiting for everyone to have them lit.  I don’t think they used matches, because they burn out quickly. They used lighters and some large candles placed in hurricane holders so lots of people could light at once; also, once one person had theirs lit, they went on to assist others waiting for a lighter or candle to speed the process up.

 A word of warning: make sure there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out.  At this wedding, we were tightly packed, so whle there were people on both sides creating an aisle, there were also rows 2 and 3 deep.  I had a gentleman behind me that was taller and sparks from his sparkler kept falling on me!  To be honest, I was a bit more concerned that he was going to catch my hair or dress on fire than I was about the exit of the couple.  As long as you have enough room, this shouldn’t be a concern.  

It does make for some pretty pictures! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Jeska- I think that would be lovely and make for awesome photos!

You might want to have your DJ or MC make announcements to get everyone out of the venue and into the street while you and your hubby hang out someplace out of sight.  Then when everyone is ready, someone can come and get you.

It’s good advice about checking with your venue- but you should also make sure sparklers are LEGAL in your state.  They are considered fireworks in NY, but legal in CT?!  Go figure.

But wouldn’t want your guests getting fined or ticketed for your exit!

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