(Closed) Terrible Sparker Story

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMGosh! YIKES! Surprised

I just bought a ton of both the small and big sparklers for my wedding reception and had not thought of that……wow! Thanks for the heads up!

Post # 5
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah, our venue said no sparklers for this reason, sparklers + alcohol = potentially bad things

I hope your friend is doing better!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow, that’s awful. I think sparklers look good, but they are so, so dangerous. We went to a friend’s house over 4th of July and the CHILDREN (8 and under) had sparklers and bottle rockets and stuff. Makes me so nervous.

Post # 7
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ouch!  Omg that’s terrible.  I guess its a good thing this happened toward the end of the night, that would of changed the whole mood.

Post # 8
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My FH has a friend who tied 50 sparklers together and lit it. He blew his hand off! He had to get part of his arm amputated and has scars all on his face…obviously not smart.

Post # 9
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, how absolutly crazy @june42011.

Post # 11
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Holy crap, June42011!!!!!!

I actually had a chemistry professor that had 3rd degree aluminum-lithium powder burns on his hand and chemical burns are the WORST, no joke. I don’t think people realize sparklers are chemicals and they are SO SO dangerous.

Post # 12
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Oh, that’s so awful!  

I really wanted sparklers when I was first planning – but, after being handed on during the 4th of July – I was so glad I decided not to – those little falling sparks are HOT!  

Post # 13
529 posts
Busy bee

Wow…what a shame. I hope everyone is ok? How terrible for the bride and groom. I considered these because they seem so fun – childhood nostalgia, etc. and look great in pics, but was shot down by local ordinances – I guess this sort of thing is why!

Post # 14
2144 posts
Buzzing bee

I remember having sparklers as kids. It wasn’t long before I began being terrified of them. Maybe I’m a bit of a scaredy cat, but I just don’t see how those are things kids should be given! I’ll stick with poppers and snakes and smoke bombs :p


Sucks about the wedding though 🙁 I do love the pictures with sparklers, but definitely not something I would feel safe around.

Post # 16
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I was terrified of sparklers as a child…and still to a point, am today!  Great reminder for those using them in their wedding!

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