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Many of us choose to include wedding sparklers in our send-off for the new couple. We can incorporate them in a variety of ways, such as giving the guests sparklers and having them create a tunnel or arch for the couple to walk through. The best way to ensure that our send-off is memorable is to plan ahead of time.
The first step in planning a sparkler send-off is determining which sparklers will be used and how many will be required. It is critical that we purchase wedding sparklers rather than traditional sparklers because wedding sparklers are smokeless and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Furthermore, wedding sparklers enable us to take clear photos at the event.
Wedding sparklers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, allowing us to select the type that best suits our send-off. We can often use the rule of thumb that about 10% of our guests will leave before the send-off when purchasing sparklers for sale. So, if we're planning a wedding for 100 people, we should get at least 90 sparklers. Having a few extras, on the other hand, is never a bad idea because you can always take fun bridal wedding photos!
Depending on the type of send-off desired, guests can hold sparklers or create a pathway of star or heart shaped sparklers that are lit as the couple walks out of the wedding or reception. We can use sparklers in a variety of ways to create the send-off of our dreams.
It is critical to discuss with our photographer the type of photos we want taken during the send-off. We might want to record a kiss, a hug, or a spin. Our photographer can advise us on where to position our guests in order to capture such a photo. We don't want the photographer to have to push his or her way through wedding guests to get in the right spot. It's best to let them know whether you'll be using 20-inch sparklers or 36-inch wedding sparklers so they can plan accordingly.
Before the event, our photographer will frequently request a sample of the wedding sparklers we intend to use. This is so they know which camera settings they need to capture the best photos possible during the send-off. If we want amazing photos of our send-off, we must communicate with the photographer ahead of time so that they can do their best work. Visit our sparkler ideas section for more wedding photography tips and tricks.
If we want the best sparkler send-off possible, we must inform guests ahead of time about what will happen. This means that more of our guests will stick around until the end to witness the send-off. We don't want guests to leave before the big game because they weren't aware of the send-off.
Furthermore, it is helpful to have someone designated to hand out the sparklers, tell guests when the sparklers will be lit, tell guests where they should stand, and go over some basic sparkler safety measures, such as reminding guests not to hold the sparkler too close to their bodies or clothes, or the bodies or clothes of other guests.
Finally, tell guests where they should put the sparklers when they are finished. We should have several metal sparkler buckets filled with water or sand to place the burnt sparklers in after they have finished burning. We can simply discard the metal handles once the sparklers have completely cooled.
Starting with the first sparkler on each side with a butane or barbecue lighter is a great way to light a series of sparklers so that the couple can walk under the arch. In general, lighters work much better and more consistently than matches. After the first sparkler in each row has been lit, each sparkler in the row can be used to light the next one in the row. Using this method, many wedding sparklers can be lit in a short period of time.
Wedding sparkler send-offs are a wonderful way to send the newlyweds out into the world surrounded by family. They are a big and bold addition that can really turn heads. The best way to organize a sparkler send-off is to plan ahead of time, consult with our photographer, communicate with guests, and light the sparklers with a lighter. We can have a safe and enjoyable send-off with just a little bit of planning. Allow us to assist you in executing and planning when to buy wedding sparklers.