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Dos and Don’ts for Using Wedding Sparklers

Dos 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. Using Wedding sparklers is 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. We will discuss in detail about Dos and Don’ts for Using Wedding Sparklers.

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Dos and Don’ts of incorporating sparklers into your wedding

DO check with your wedding 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 beside.

DO announce the send-off. There are a few ways to do this — on a chalkboard at the venue, as part of the night’s schedule. You can also make the sparklers into wedding 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 cake for your guests.

DO supply enough matches for everyone. Counting on everyone having a lighter will delay the lighting by a lot.

DON’T forget to provide a place to put them out. Sand buckets work great for this.

DO plan the timing- how long do the long sparklers take to light and burn? Experiment at home.

DON’T overbuy. Buy enough sparklers for about 75% of your guests that have RSVP’d and you will have plenty.

DO tell your photographer what you want ahead of time. Those long exposure shots take time to set up.

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What are wedding sparklers?

Wedding sparklers are long, thin sticks that produce bright, sparkling lights when ignited. They are often used to create a dramatic and memorable exit for the bride and groom at the end of the wedding reception. Which ultimately makes it a perfect day for you and also makes the work easy of your wedding photographer.

What are some do’s for using wedding sparklers?

Do choose sparklers that are specifically designed for weddings, as they burn longer and are smokeless.
To ensure that the wedding sparklers are kept away from children and pets.
Do plan ahead and make sure that there is a safe and designated area for the sparkler exit. If you hire a Wedding Planner, he will manage it.
Do instruct your guests on how to safely use the sparklers and provide them with a lighter or matches.

What are some don’ts for using wedding sparklers?

Don’t use sparklers indoors or in areas with low ceilings.
Don’t light multiple sparklers at once, as this can be dangerous.
Don’t let guests wave the sparklers too close to their faces or clothing.
Don’t forget to have a bucket of water or sand nearby to safely dispose of the sparklers after use.

Are wedding sparklers safe?

When used properly and according to the instructions provided, wedding sparklers can be safe. However, it’s important to follow the dos and don’ts of using wedding sparklers to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.

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