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8 Grave Wedding Sparkler Mishaps To Avoid At All Cost

Every couple dreams of their big day, traditionally most focus on a grand entrance into the reception hall. However, it's important not to forget the exit. Wedding sparklers are a great way to make sure you get photos that truly capture how special your big day is. Just imagine it, all of your friends and family standing in line waving lit sparklers. They're all excited and celebrating as you make your way to the car as husband and wife. This magical moment has become a very popular trend among summer outdoor weddings. But there are some mistakes that you want to avoid making. 1. Check that the Venue will Allow Wedding Sparklers A simple mistake that people make when they are planning a sparkler send-off is checking that the venue actually allows it. Some don't allow it due to insurance policies. The next thing you want to ask the venue about is whether they allow both the 20-inch ones or the 36-inch ones. If they only allow smaller ones you don't want to show up with big sparklers. Having the right wedding sparklers is half the battle. 2. Have an Announcement Sign You want to make sure you have a sign that announces your sparkling send off. Be sure to include the time that its happening so your guests are fully aware. The best pictures have lots of people sending you off. In a lot of cases guests will slowly dwindle as the night goes on, but if they know...

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What Are The Best Sparklers For Wedding Receptions?

Sparkler send-offs are one of the biggest trends in weddings over the last several years. Wedding trends come and go, but this trend is here to stay. Happy couples are choosing to celebrate their big day with this fun, creative send-off. Now that you're committed to the trend, you need to figure out what are the best sparklers for weddings. Read below to find what's best for your big day.   Shop Your Sparklers Now!   What is a Sparkler Send-Off? Before you choose which type of sparkler is the best for you, you need to learn the ins and outs of the sparkler send-off. Send-offs have been a wedding tradition for decades. Originally, guests would throw rice at the newly-married couple as a way to wish them good luck with fertility. This tradition has changed over the years to include confetti, bubbles, and now sparklers. The send-off occurs at the end of the reception when the newlywed couple leaves. Wedding guests gather around the couple to cheer them on and wish them a happy future. A sparkler send-off involves a handheld firework emits colored flames. Your guests each light a sparkler and line up on both sides of your exit path. This makes for a beautiful moment as well as stunning photographs. Ten-Inch Sparklers Ten-inch sparklers are the smallest size you should consider. This is the traditional size of sparklers that you may be familiar with already. These burn quickly, for about 40 seconds each. Due to the quick...

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Wedding Sparkler Reviews

I take my responsibility of providing quality wedding sparklers to my customers very seriously.  That means I have to have a reliable product, that I have to answer my phone, emails and texts hourly and that I need to ship the wedding sparklers immediately.  It is really that simple!  I know if I continue to follow those simple customer service principles, I will succeed in making each and every wedding I send sparklers to successful. One thing I have put into practice is a reminder email.  I send a reminder email to my customers a week after ordering asking if the sparklers have been received (we know how my details you all are trying to manage).  I personally want to make sure they sparklers are at least in hand or on their way because I know you are on a very special deadline - your wedding day.  I also know that tracking the sparklers via UPS when you have a million things going on is not at the top of your list.  This is a great reminder to check tracking numbers or locate a box of sparklers strewn among wedding gifts. Just in case you are wondering, if there is some sort of issue, we manage it immediately.  If it is the week of the wedding and there is a delay from UPS, the package is lost, they were delivered to the wrong address (whether it is your fault for giving us the wrong address on accident or UPS's fault...

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Daytime Sparklers That Actually Work!

Some people may think you have to wait until dark to use your sparklers… but we disagree! Our 36 inch sparklers burn so brightly that you can use them during the daytime! Just take a look! http://www.kclearphotography.com/ emilymarchphotography.com emilymarchphotography.com  If you make your photos black and white you can even make it look like you had your send off at night! emilymarchphotography.com  

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Do’s and Don’ts for Using Wedding Sparklers

Personalization has always been a huge element in wedding planning -- in one Bridal Guide survey, women reported spending up to nine hours per week planning their wedding. Any DIY bride knows that the personal touches are what make the experience, and the average couple spends about $170 on ceremony accessories. Wedding sparklers are a great way to add pizzazz to a wedding reception, and also bring that element of guest involvement that put a smile on everyone’s face and make the night memorable. Read on for some tips when planning for a wedding sparkler send off on your big day. Dos and Don’ts of incorporating sparklers into your wedding DO check with your venue -- some do not allow sparklers for insurance reasons. This is the first thing you should check before anything else. DON’T forget to make sure there is enough space for two lines of wedding guests holding extra long sparklers, with space for the couple to pass under besides. DO announce the send-off. There are a few ways to do this -- on a chalk board at the venue, as part of the night’s schedule. You can also make the sparklers into party favors with the gathering time on them. Finally, have the MC announce the send-off to get everyone moving. DON’T keep them only for the send off. Cake sparklers are a fantastic way to wow your guests during the cake cutting ceremony. Cake sparklers are also safe and smokeless, and will not ruin the...

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Writing with Wedding Sparklers

    I ran across a cute blog the other day -  and it got me thinking - maybe people use sparklers for things other than weddings. OK, I know this is true, but seeing a bunch of college prepsters spelling out sorority names made me laugh!  I particularly am fond of the one with the crown. See for yourself.  There are all kinds of things people do with wedding sparklers instead of using them at weddings!   Shop Our Sparklers Now!   This blog consists of a cute girl, her dad (who has a lifelong dream of writing with sparklers) and a bunch of friends!  The College Prepster - TCP - you will love this blog and the cute daily posts.  She suggests using safety sparklers which is really  36 inch sparklers or 20 inch sparklers.  They have long handles so you will not have to worry. [caption id="attachment_640" align="aligncenter" width="400"] sparkler crown[/caption] There are so many cute ways people write for their weddings.  Some people spell out their new last name with sparklers, others write out their wedding date.  One of my favorites is this vintage looking photo where everyone draws a heart with the sparklers. People call me often asking what size sparklers to use for this purpose.  Because the 20 inch sparklers last 2 minutes and the 36 inch sparklers last for 4 minutes, they are the best ones to use for this purpose.  It might take a few tries to get it just right...be patient...

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How to Use Sparklers in Your Perfect Wedding Video

Happy couples everywhere send us photographs from their wedding to show us how they used our product, Sparklers, to create an even more fun and exciting wedding day for the bride, groom and guests. Often we get funny, creative photos that come alive because of the many ways couples figure out to use wedding Sparklers. But what about your wedding video? If you are fortunate enough to be able to hire a professional videographer, then you may get a really high quality wedding video. But even the good videographers often don’t know how to get those exceptional shots of people using our Sparklers. Surround the Couple in Bright Light Our wedding sparklers are the brightest on the market. They also burn for a full four minutes which is longer than most brands. These two facts make it possible to get some gorgeous still shots and video shots. One idea that works well is placing guests on both sides of an aisle who are holding newly lit sparklers. Any photographer worth his weight would be able to get some amazing photos. But the fact that sparklers will burn for four minutes makes it easy to get incredible video of the happy couple strolling down the aisle with guests on both sides waving bright white sparklers. Tips on Sparkler Writing Another good idea for wedding video shots using sparklers involves placing a dozen guests behind the happy couple who wave the sparklers in a circular motion.  A videographer can move from left...

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Wedding Sparkler Writing

As you can see from our photo contest, wedding sparkler writing is all the rage.  We have been thrilled with photos shared by photographers and brides spelling out their wedding date, the word "love" or a favorite is the hearts formed by the wedding party.  I thought I would repost the sparkler writing tutorial from Studio Tran - a favorite of us here at SparklersOnline!  Long live wedding sparklers used in interesting ways! Please enjoy the photography tutorial from Corine Tran and share your photos with us! Studio Tran Photography Studio Tran Photography I am going to paste the information below, but please make sure to visit her blog here. Sparkler pictures are fun and magical. I mean who doesn't love sparklers? They have become more and more popular at weddings as an "exit" where the bride and groom run through. Ive received a lot of emails and facebook messages asking if I would share how I took the sparkler pictures I have been posting so I thought I would share some tips and tricks. I'm sure there are many different ways you can do this, but this is what I have found works the best. You will need at least 2 off camera flashes on stands, a tripod, camera, wireless remotes, sparklers and someone to take the picture (assistant, friend of couple). I put my flashes on manual at 1/2 and point them directly at the couple. Since this is a long exposure picture you will need the off...

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Finalists for the Wedding Sparkler Photo Contest

Wedding sparkler photos...the last memory of the evening for the bride and groom... are among my favorites!   The variety of photos has amazed me.  Some have been elaborate events while others have been intimate backyard affairs.  Regardless, the sparklers speak for themselves and light up each occasion in such a simple and special way.  I am truly grateful to everyone who shared their pictures and to everyone on Pinterest who repinned these adorable wedding sparkler photos. Many congratulations to the finalists listed below. Out of 200 submissions, these photos were repinned the most.  Definitely swoon-worthy!  (listed in no particular order). The winner will be announced within a week. [caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Kristin and Robbie - Jonathan Hare Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_509" align="aligncenter" width="434"] Tessa and AJ - Andrejka Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_504" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Megan and Shane - Keely Yount Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_502" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Heather and Eric - Aaron & Susi Matzke Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_506" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Christy and Fraser - Toni Skotcher Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="364"] Kimberly and Adam - Damien and Michelle Photography[/caption]

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Photo Contest

Please take a moment to visit our Sparkler Photo Contest Page and see some of the amazing submissions!  We are thrilled to have so many of our happy wedding sparkler customers submit their photos.  What I did not anticipate was the amazing comments everyone has been so thoughtful to share about the sparklers.  Here are just a few to highlight: "Childhood memories of playing outside with sparklers brought a sense of playfulness to the evening and the beauty of the bright lights against the night sky and white dress brought a touch of romance to the final moments of the magical night." - Megan and Brad [caption id="attachment_460" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="JLB Wedding Photography"][/caption]

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