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Are Wedding Sparklers Safe?

Wedding sparklers are becoming the trend to give that extra shine to your big day. Many do have concerns because let’s face it, you think of sparklers and flame is what comes to mind. So, now you are torn between adding that special touch to your big day and the fears you have of the dangers these sparklers may cause. Let us ease your worries with a bit of information about wedding sparklers and their addition to your wedding party. The Benefits of Using Wedding Sparklers Wedding sparklers can be a light touch to send you away from your wedding with a memory that lasts a lifetime. Wedding sparklers can do so much more than sparkle. Sparklers can also be used as table centerpieces to make a unique statement. Another great idea is as a wedding favor for your friends and family to take home with them. You can even keep a heart sparkler to light on your first anniversary. With smokeless wedding sparklers, you can also have the sparkle you desire without the irritation that other sparklers may cause. Choosing the Right Sparklers for Indoor & Outdoor Weddings Taking your sparklers indoors (just don’t light them) can make decorating fun and will give your guests an idea as to what they can expect for the evening. Adding colorful ribbons to your sparkler bouquet will allow you to make the perfect accessory for your wedding decor. You can also choose to have sparkler signs to adorn your sparklers that will...

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How Hot Are Sparklers? The Science Behind Your Wedding Light Show

According to a report from MPR, sparklers can burn as hot as a blow torch. But there's much more to the science and safety of sparklers than this simple statement. While facts like this may sound alarming, in reality, sparklers are nothing like handling a large open flame! So how hot are sparklers really? And if they're as hot as some claim, why don't they feel that hot? Keep reading to find out the basics of how sparklers are made, the science behind our sparklers, and what gives them their namesake sparkle. Where were Sparklers Invented? Most people know that fireworks originated in China. But what about the sparkler? The first sparkler is actually believed to have come from Heliopolis, one of the major cities of Ancient Egypt. While evidence points to the first sparkler being a weapon, it was quickly adapted for festivals and celebrations. As far back as AD 670, people were celebrating love and victory with sparklers -- just as we do today! What are Sparklers Made of? There are four key components to any sparkler: fuel, an oxidizer, a binder, and metal powder. These chemicals are mixed with water to create a paste. This paste is then coated onto the sparkler "handle" and allowed to dry. The fuel is what keeps the sparkler burning all the way down once it's been lit. Without this the sparkler would die out shortly after being lit -- nobody wants to relight their sparkler several times! The oxidizer is a...

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Your Ultimate Guide To Sparkler Safety

There's nothing quite as stunning as running through a crowd of your friends holding sparklers on your wedding day. In fact, this special moment has become an expected part of almost every wedding celebration in today's world. But especially if you have little ones (or, let's be real, are planning on serving alcohol) at your wedding? We know that you're curious about sparkler safety. Don't worry -- we're here to help! From teaching you how to light sparklers to offering up some invaluable safety dress, this post will tell you everything you need to know to stay worry and stress-free on your big day! How to Light a Sparkler First thing's first: let's teach you exactly how to safely light a sparkler! We know that you'll likely have lots of guests surrounding you on your big day. So, you want to do things quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing safety. First of all, invest in a longer barbecue lighter. To master how to use a lighter safely, look for one that puts as much distance as possible between your hand and the flame. Under no circumstances should you use matches -- though this is less for safety reasons, and more because they rarely actually get hot enough to successfully light a sparkler. We suggest that you line up your guests in two separate rows. This is great for creating a bridge that you and your new husband or wife can run through on your way to the reception or even your...

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