(Closed) Wedding Sparkler or Sky Lantern Send-Off?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Sky Lanterns or Sparklers?
    Sky Lanterns : (13 votes)
    36 %
    Sparklers : (23 votes)
    64 %
    Other-I will comment below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @lovelylight99:  You can check with @yellowshoe. I recall seeing a gorgeous wedding photo of her guests sending her off with sparklers.

    Post # 4
    2429 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We thought about doing the lanterns. But the weather can’t be over 5 mph wind, it’s good to be by water (lake or ocean) and there’s a good chance most ppl. don’t know how to properly light and send one off and they could start a fire. I have set off 2 in my life. One with Fiance as a practice b4 the wedding on our -1 year wedding anniversary which was romantic and perfect. But the other time was with my parents a few months before the wedding and I guess the wind was stronger than it felt in our backyard and the lantern barely cleared the tree line in our neighborhood then started going down and we lost sight of it and drove around the neighborhood for an hour in a panic and praying no one’s house or yard or tree would catch on fire. We never found the lantern but know it went down and not up. I told myself that was the LAST emotion I wanted to feel on my wedding night, total terror of possible arson. Just my experience though! They’re so tempting because the photos are so gorgeous. But spraklers are romantic and beautiful as well…and safer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The sky lanterns are gradually being made illegal in more and more places, like fireworks. So make sure you are allowed to use them, if you go that route.

    Post # 6
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    You can now buy 100% environmentally friendly, completely biodegradable, no metal parts etc, sky lanterns… if I can convince Fiance then I will go this route, because I think sparklers can be a bit lame. Or you could have fireworks, maybe?

    Post # 7
    2368 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    We did sparklers, and we got them from this site: http://www.sparklersrus.com/

    Our wedding day was SO WINDY that the lanterns wouldn’t have worked for us at all. Even with the wind going about 20 mph, the sparklers all lit very easily and didn’t blow out.

    Post # 8
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The sky lanterns on pinterest look great but I’ve seen others that didn’t go off quite well.

    I don’t think I’ve seen a bad sparkler send off.  They look so fun! 

    Post # 10
    9118 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I just googled biodegradable lanterns… they still have a flame. While the lantern itself will not catch fire, if it falls into something or a gust of air bashes it back into the ground, it can still catch something else on fire.

    I vote sparklers because they are safer. One you release a lantern you have no control over it. At least a sparkler is contained.

    Post # 13
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I vote sparklers! I went to a wedding where they did a sparkler send off, and it was really awesome! Plus I just love sparklers so it was right up my alley. :]

    Post # 14
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @lovelylight99:  not sure if ALL lanterns are environmentally friendly, but the ones I bought for ours were (I made sure of it)….but we didn’t get a chance to release them…

    I vote sparklers and this is my reason (from an experienced lantern bride):

    On our wedding night, the sendoff was going to be lanters. **FYI: The whole week before the wedding, it had been raining a TON, like monsoon style rain.**

    My coordinator grabbed the lanterns and decided to do one as a trial lantern since it had also been quite breezy that day but the wind had died down later in the evening. She lit the lantern and released it….it was great and pretty UNTIL a rogue gust of wind caught the lantern and shoved the LIT lantern to a tree right over the wedding reception! :/ Thank goodness that the trees were soaked so it wasn’t going to catch on fire but my coordinator was seconds for calling the fire dept….

    SO, choose sparklers unless you are at a beach. ๐Ÿ™‚

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