Post # 1
I have seen pictures recently of wedding send-offs done later in the evening (when it’s dark) using sparklers. I LOVE this idea, and I think it makes for some amazing pictures, like the one I pasted below. My problem is, my ceremony and reception are in the same location, and I don’t really want to leave early. I also don’t want to pay more to have my photographer sit around all night just to get pictures of a send off. I was thinking of doing sort of a staged send off, where we drive off, go around the back of the house, then we can go inside and change in to something more casual and can still hang out with everyone until they leave. My wedding is at my parent’s house so we were thinking of doing a bonfire after most of the crowd leaves. Does this sound strange? Any advice or ideas?
Post # 3
All I can say is that if you are doing sparklers make sure it’s well organized! I speak from experience! I think if you wanted you could do the staged send of which mayb get rid of the bulk of the guests then just come out a bit after to start the bonfire and spend timfriends your close fam and friends that are staying. I just wouldn’t come right back out of the house or that might be a little extra weird lol
Post # 4
I am having the same problem. I actually just posted another thread about it.
Post # 5
Taditioanlly the bride and groom are supposed to leave first, otherwise some people just wait around for you to leave, so as not to be rude. As it is at a home, I think that is a little different. Can you maybe go inside after the ceremony, have a few minutes to be alone with your new husband, and then come back out through all the sparklers? Then the photographer wouldn’t have to stick around long and still get your sparkler “welcome”