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Wedding Sparklers: How to Light a Sparkler, Handle It and Dispose of It

Tired of grand fireworks but you still want an epic show for your wedding? Thanks to Pinterest and other social media platforms, the use of sparklers in a wedding send-off is becoming more popular than ever. Well, why not? It makes for some nice photo opportunities, they're pretty, and they're easy to clean up as well as opposed to tossing rice or bird seeds. It comes with the additional benefit of being eco-friendly too. However, using it comes with various risks, such as accidentally setting something (or someone) on fire. Learning government safety rules and how to use a sparkler the right way eliminates the risks, though. Keep reading to learn how to light a sparkler, handle it, and then dispose of it. How to Light a Sparkler Before you bring sparklers to your wedding, confirm with the venue first if it allows a wedding sparkler send-off. Some don't allow it for insurance and safety hazards, while most would have no problems with it if you use it the proper way. With that said, here are tips on how to light sparklers. Choose a Location The best location for your send-off would be the outdoors as there are fewer flammable materials than indoors. Choose a spot away from objects and the wind to make lighting the sparklers safe and easy. We recommend having the send-off close to your getaway car; you can walk through the line of sparklers and then head straight for the car. Hold It Properly Make sure...

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Sparkler Writing: How to Take Great Photos of Your Wedding Sparkler Messages

Think weddings are over? A popular belief is that the younger generation no longer believes in marriage. Despite that claim, around 35% of adults in the country still want to get married at some point in their lives. Weddings are great milestones in life, with the union of two lovers cementing their relationship into something almost inseparable. A great way to accentuate your wedding is the use of sparklers. There are a lot of unique things you can do with it. But if you want to make great memories, you can make sparkler writing and take photos with it. Read on if you want to know how to take sparkler messages on your wedding day like a pro. 1. The Set Up You need to collaborate with your wedding photographer with this. They need to use long shutter speeds or Bulb mode if their camera has the capabilities. The photographer needs to have a tripod to put the camera on since the lack of support will result in shakes that can spoil the shots. If they don't have a tripod, a good alternative is a level surface where the camera can rest without movements. Working in Bulb mode needs a remote or cable release since the shutter needs to be open. A shake can appear in your shot even if you hold down the shutter button with your finger. Without the use of Bulb mode, your photographer needs to set the exposure going. They can use the self-timer option of...

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How To Plan A Proper Wedding Sparkler Sendoff

If you've trawled through Pinterest for wedding inspiration, then you'll probably already know that a wedding sparkler sendoff is perfect for gorgeous wedding photographs. You know the ones, the kind where the happy newlyweds are walking hand in hand as they exit their wedding venue, surrounded by smiling friends and family waving sparklers around. These pics are nothing short of dreamy, and they're great fun too. With that in mind, let's dive into how you can organize your own. First Things First You need to ensure your wedding venue allows sparklers, this is essential. Rest assured, most places allow them especially as nowadays wedding sparklers are incredibly safe and easy to manage. Some places have even had dedicated areas for these kinds of send-offs. This is hardly surprising when you consider how popular they are! Sometimes, the venue staff (providing you've asked them beforehand) will even help you pull this off. Which Sparklers Are Best? Our best advice is to source longer sized sparklers. Typically, these have a longer burn time, making them a more practical choice for weddings. Some premium sparklers are as long as 36 inches! Make sure you buy enough, so each guest has at least two. Top Tip: even if you opt for longer sparklers, instruct your guests to light them one at a time (this bides the happy couple a little more time). If you don't like the look of the extra-long sparklers, never fear. You can still get away with using the standard size...

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How to Incorporate Sparklers Into Your Wedding

Nothing brings a wedding night send-off to life quite like sparklers. But have you ever considered using them in other innovative ways to "light" up your special day? From professional photos to the cake cutting, wedding sparklers can provide dramatic punctuation as you and your loved one pass over the threshold into married life. Interested in learning more about how to fill your wedding with glow and dazzle? Read on for fun ways to incorporate sparklers into the different stages of your once-in-a-lifetime event. Decorate with Wedding Sparklers Instead of saving the lights for the end of your special event, incorporate them into your wedding decorations. In fact, why not make sparklers for weddings an unforgettable theme for your big day? How? Place them in glass jars, sophisticated vases, or quaint metal buckets to create unforgettable centerpieces. Not only will these decorations create a unique wedding-day ambiance but they'll stoke anticipation for the light show to come. You can also spread them on a table in an artistic arrangement. Be sure to include matches or lighters for ease of lighting. You'll want to clearly demarcate where sparklers will appear during your wedding ceremony and reception. High-quality sparklers come in myriad shapes and sizes including 10 inches, 20 inches, and 36 inches. So, you can choose the best option depending on your decor, arrangements, and planned activities. Do a little research so that you choose the best products for your special day. Make Your First Kiss Momentous As guests take their...

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DIY Fall Wedding Decor Ideas

The end of summer is just around the corner, which means that for those planning weddings this fall, it is time to stop procrastinating and get to work tying up any loose ends. If you are planning a wedding this September or October, you have most likely already planned the main details of the ceremony and reception such as the venue, catering, and your dress. However, you may not have fully decided on decor details. If you are planning a wedding this fall and looking for some fun and easy DIY decor ideas that won’t take a lot of time (or money), we have you covered! Read on to learn more about six of our favorite ideas for fall wedding decor. 1. Leaf Place Cards If you are in search of an affordable yet elegant idea for place cards, you may want to consider rolling up your sleeves and getting to work on these DIY gilded leaf place cards. All you will need is an assortment of leaves, a gold leafing pen, and a black or white pen to write the guest’s name. DIY wedding decor doesn’t get much easier than this! 2. Pumpkin Centerpieces Yes, it may seem a little cliche, but with a little creativity, a DIY pumpkin centerpiece is anything but ordinary! Dress them up with paint, hollow them out and use them as one-of-a-kind vases for seasonal floral arrangements, or carve designs into them to create elegant lanterns. The possibilities are endless for this DIY fall...

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Wedding Favor Ideas for a Summer Wedding

While swept up in wedding planning, one important detail that many couples often overlook is wedding favors. If you are in the middle of wedding planning and happen to have let this little detail slip your mind—fear not! Memorable wedding favors don’t have to break the bank, and there are tons of cute seasonal wedding favor ideas that work for summer weddings and are easy to pull off at the last minute. Below we share five of our favorite wedding favor ideas that will add a fun touch to your special day. 1. Sunglasses Wedding favors that also serve a purpose during the event are always appreciated by guests! If you are planning a wedding in the afternoon, sunglasses are an excellent favor idea. Guests that didn’t come prepared for the sun will thank you for the thoughtful touch, and they will provide friends and family with years of use following your big day! We love this basket of basic wafers with a cute sign and these cute shades with personalized tags for an extra special touch. 2. Flip Flops Planning a beach wedding? Why not provide your guests with flip flops so that they don’t have to worry about walking around on the sand in dress shoes? Providing comfortable footwear is also an easy way to guarantee the dance floor will be full of guests having a blast all night long! Buy in bulk and fill up a cute basket like this, or even personalize your flip flops for...

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Beat the heat with these summer wedding tips

If you are planning a summer wedding, you are not alone! Summer is the most popular wedding season of the year thanks to longer days, warmer temperatures, outdoor venues, and the promise of sunny weather. Although Summer is a beautiful season to have a wedding, there are some issues that can come along with it. Here are a few tips to ensure you beat the heat and plan your perfect wedding day. Provide shaded areas for guests Nothing can beat a warm, sunny wedding day. However, be sure to set up comfortable seating in shaded areas so that guests (and you!) can cool off and take a break if they become overheated. Offer guests warm-weather essentials If you are opting for an outdoor wedding, it is important to provide summer essentials like bug spray, sunscreen, and electronic or paper fans for your guests. Making sure they have everything that they need to stay cool and comfortable will ensure they have a great time. You can even make personalized fans like these that can double as party favors. Ensure your guests stay hydrated When hosting a hot, summer wedding it is important to set up plenty of drink stations to make sure your guests don’t get dehydrated in the heat. In addition to a fun warm-weather cocktail, we suggest setting up dispensers of classic beverages like tea, lemonade, and water. Consider a location that offers indoor and outdoor spaces Yes, one of the main perks of planning a summer wedding is...

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How to create a wedding day timeline

When it comes to planning a wedding, having a detailed day-of timeline is one of the most helpful ways to ensure that everything goes smoothly. From getting ready, to your first kiss, to your grand wedding exit, here are some of our top pointers for creating a perfect wedding day timeline. 1. Factor in extra time for hair and makeup Experts agree that hair and makeup for the bridal party almost always take longer than anticipated. When creating your wedding day timeline, be sure to allot plenty of time—factoring in extra time for hairstyle changes and makeup modifications. Once you decide how long you think your makeup and hair will take, add an additional hour of buffer time to ensure you remain on schedule no matter what. 2. Plan for your guests to arrive early Guests typically begin to arrive at the wedding 30 minutes before the designated start time. Be sure to factor this into your wedding day timeline, having everything set up and pre-ceremony music ready to start about 30 minutes before the actual ceremony. If you are taking pre-ceremony photos in the church or venue, be sure that you are safely hidden away at least half an hour beforehand so that you don’t end up chatting with guests as they arrive. 3. Set a time limit for toasts Yes, toasts can be a meaningful and memorable part of your wedding reception, but they also can drag on—leaving guests bored and delaying your reception timeline. When it comes...

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Five fun ways to use sparklers at your wedding

[caption id="attachment_1023" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: C. Tyler Corvin Studio[/caption] Sparklers are a timeless wedding send off idea, which is probably why many weddings only incorporate sparklers into a grand exit. However, there are many fun and festive ways to incorporate sparklers into your entire wedding day, including both the ceremony, photos, and reception. Below we share five of our favorite ways to add some sparkle to your big day with wedding sparklers. Use them to illuminate your first kiss Who says you can’t incorporate wedding sparklers into your ceremony? We love the idea of handing out sparklers to guests to light as you share your first kiss as man and wife at the end of the ceremony. This is a sweet way to make the memorable moment extra special. (Insider tip: remember to pass out matches or lighters so your guests can easily light them up at the correct moment). Spice up your wedding photos with sparklers If you are looking for a way to add a little personality to your wedding photos, sparklers may be just the touch you’ve been waiting for. The possibilities for incorporating sparklers into your wedding photos are pretty endless. Bridal Musings suggests adding them to your formal portraits, as well as to photos of you getting ready, ceremony shots, and even casual photos at the reception. Another photo idea we love? Using them to write for totally unique photos. Some fun sparkler writing ideas include having bridesmaids spell out L-O-V-E in bridal party...

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Five Pointers for Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

One of the best parts of planning your wedding in the spring or summer is the many outdoor event spaces that are available during these seasons. However, planning an outdoor wedding can be tricky—especially if you opt for a seaside setting—due to the unpredictability of nature. If you are planning a beach wedding this season, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure a seamless and beautiful event from the moment you say “I do” until your triumphant wedding exit. 1. Dress Accordingly If you are planning a beach wedding, chances are you are planning on a less formal affair. However, this laid back event style is important to keep in mind when planning your attire, as a traditional ballgown style dress with heels could easily prove disastrous on the beach! The Huffington Post’s Destination Weddings & Honeymoons blog suggests ditching traditional ballroom style gowns for dresses made from light, flowy fabrics such as charmeuse or chiffon, which will look stunning and be more functional on the beach. Other wardrobe elements to keep in mind when planning include opting for flats instead of heels, so that you can comfortably walk in the sand, and considering an up-do in case of strong ocean winds. 2. Timing is everything Another critical factor when planning the perfect beach wedding is timing. There are many factors to take into consideration when picking the time of your ceremony, including the tides, the lighting, and the temperatures. To avoid the sweltering mid-day heat, experts suggest...

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