Wedding Sparkler Tips For Photography

Wedding Sparklers Setup Help & Photography

Wedding sparklers are a popular option for all types of people and even all types of occasions, but we want to ensure that our customers and sparkler ­fanatics are able to capture their sparkling photographs to their full potential. Hundreds of newlyweds have turned to our wedding sparklers for the most intimate portraits and snapshots. At ViP Sparklers, we make your enchanted photos the focal point of your entire event, because they will be the evidence and perhaps the only physical proof of your magical day. We want to make absolutely sure we share all of the knowledge we’ve learned from photographers as well from our amazing customers.

Wedding Sparkler Tips For Brides 

One of the most important things to do before any of our wedding sparklers are lit or pictures are taken, is to make sure your venue allows sparklers. All of ViP Sparklers wedding sparklers are nearly smokeless and ash-­less so they are safe for all venues, however, you don’t want any unpleasant surprises on the day of your wedding. This is why it is extremely important to ask this question because, in addition to most venues allowing sparklers, these venues will already know where the best locations and spots to take these pictures. All you have to do is ask. Secondly, to ensure magical photographs, you will absolutely need to notify your photographer that you will be using wedding sparklers. By giving them a heads up, this will guarantee that they bring the proper equipment to guarantee a fantastic shoot. After hearing countless reviews from photographers it has become common knowledge that the best type of wedding sparkler to use are metal based. A lot of websites and vendors sell generic sparklers which contain a bamboo or wood based sparkler and these sparklers create a tremendous amount of smoke and can ruin any chance of a great photo shoot, not to mention the pungent odor that comes along with using these types of sparklers.

Wedding sparkler sizes vary and most brides do prefer one or both of the most popular sizes, which are the 20 ­inch wedding sparkler and the 36 ­inch wedding sparkler. Photographers prefer these sizes because the length of the burn time is very favorable to take more and more relaxed pictures. These sparklers will provide anywhere from four to four and a half minutes of burn time, which will give your photographer a great window to take a bunch of photographs. They’re also extremely fond of the 20 inch sparklers which have a two minute burn time. But the 36 ­inch wedding sparklers selection is the overall selection for most events. It is of utmost importance to make sure that you have someone in charge of getting things in proper order and helpers to aide that person. This is one of the most overlooked details, but it might also be the most important.

Lighting Wedding Sparklers Up 

The last thing you want is to have people lighting their sparklers at all different times and having sparklers go out halfway through the grand exit. For this reason, it is favorable to have the newlyweds wait at the start of the line before they start the grand exit. Throughout our experiences, we have found that it works best to use barbecue lighters instead of matches due to potential weather conditions and time constraints. Once one or two wedding sparklers have been lit, have your guest use these sparklers to ignite the unlit ones off of the activated sparklers. This little trick will significantly speed up the process of igniting the sparklers, ensuring the perfect exit for the lovebirds. After all of the wedding sparklers are lit you, its time for the exit.

As you exit through the tunnel of sparklers, your natural reaction would be to jog or hurry through it. But you will actually want to do the complete opposite. Walk slowly through the tunnel of wedding sparklers because the photographer will have the shutter speed set to a slower setting for the best results. You should also think about a safe and clean way to dispose of your wedding sparklers, which is why we also recommend you set up a bucket of sand or water to stick the sparklers in after they go out. We truly hope these helpful tips we’ve gathered from photographers and customers help to create the perfect exit for you. If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us at or even call our main office at 407.545.1398. We can help you with the perfect size and quantity for you’re wedding sparklers, today!