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4 Amazing & Creative Ideas For Sparklers At Your Wedding

Wedding sparklers have become an increasingly popular choice for couples who want to add a touch of magic to their special day. These sparklers, similar to the ones used on bonfire night, are typically long and thin and can burn for up to a few minutes.

If you're considering incorporating wedding sparklers into your big day, there are a few things you should know.

First and foremost, it's essential to choose high-quality sparklers. Low-quality sparklers can be dangerous and may not burn brightly or for as long as you want. Look for sparklers that are specifically designed for weddings or special events. These are typically longer in length and designed to give a longer and more impressive burn.

Wedding Sparkers Exit at Castle Green Hotel in Kendal

How Many Wedding Sparklers?

Once we have decided that we would like to have sparklers at our wedding, the next question is usually, how many wedding sparklers should I buy?

To help answer this question we have put together an in depth article to help you calculate how many sparklers to buy, and the best type to celebrate you wedding day with


Sparkers are regulated in the UK the same as fireworks. As no one enjoys ending a wedding in A&E, it's always best to brush up on your safety knowledge before using them. The Fireworks Kingdom has some great advice on handling fireworks, including sparklers.


Safety It's also essential to ensure that your venue allows sparklers before making any purchases. Some venues may restrict the use of sparklers due to fire hazards or other safety concerns. Be sure to check with your venue beforehand and obtain any necessary permissions before buying your sparklers.



Couple watching fireworks at Craxton Hall, Cheshire




there are many creative ways to incorporate sparklers into your wedding celebrations

7 easy mistakes to avoid when using wedding sparklers

Most people are aware of sparkler safety basics. Even after a few drinks, most guests will know NOT to hold the hot end and that they need to be disposed of correctly. If any are struggling with these basics, it is best not to hand them a sparkler to start with.

What most guests don't know is that bundling sparklers together and trying to light them like this can cause them to flair up violently, resulting in severe burns!

There is something about wedding sparkler photos; they always look so candid and fun! the inner child is released as soon as you hand someone a sparkler,



Sparkler Send-Off

The sparkler send-off. This is by far the most popular way to use sparklers at weddings. However, while the idea of a "send-off", where the couple leaves the wedding party before the rest of the guests, is an American tradition, in the UK & Europe, it has been altered slightly. Typically for a UK wedding, the guest will line up at the start of the evening, lighting a path for the couple to walk down.

You may have heard of or seen a unity candle celebration where the couple each hold a candle and lights a third together. Why not replicate this with sparklers for something totally unique & symbolising the unity of your wedding while creating a beautiful photo opportunity.


Sparkler Dance

Sparklers can be great fun for writing messages or love symbols. If you want to try this, let your photographer know in advance and buy a few extra sparklers to try and get the best possible photos.

While the sparkler exit or dance is a great way to involve all your guest, writing messages in the sky is a great on to do together as a couples.

While some venues may allow this indoors, consider throwing some moves outdoors for the best and safest sparkler dance. Have your guests gather in a large circle with their sparklers while you dance away in the middle. This creates a beautiful ambiance and makes for amazing photos.

Definitely something that not EVERYONE will have in their photo album.

Wedding Sparkler Conclusions

In conclusion, wedding sparklers offer a wide range of possibilities for adding a touch of magic and fun to your special day. Whether you choose a traditional sparkler send-off or one of these creative ideas, be sure to follow all safety precautions and check with your venue to make sure sparklers are allowed. With a little imagination and creativity, you can use sparklers to create unforgettable moments and memories for you and your guests.

Finally, don't forget to have fun! Wedding sparklers are a wonderful way to add some excitement and sparkle to your special day. They're a unique and memorable way to celebrate your love, and they're sure to make for some unforgettable photos and memories.

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Relaxed and playful couples portraits at Simply Fields, Todmorden


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