Mistakes to Avoid With Your Sparkler Send-Off

June 13, 2016

By Mackenzie Kleinman 

A sparkler send off is such a unique way to exit your wedding. The pictures are always beautiful and all the guest are excited to see you and your husband off. However, there are a few mistakes that people make with their send off, so here are some things to remember when planning your own send off.


1. Getting the wrong type of sparklers
You need to make sure that you are picking the right sparklers for your wedding. Keep in mind that the longer sparklers are going last longer so if you have a lot of guests and a lot of people participating in the send off, you might want to opt for the longer sparklers. Also, sparklers come different colors as well so make sure that you order the color that you want! Here at 76 fireworks we can help you decide on the best sparklers for you.



2. Not having a place for people to put the sparklers after
After the send off is done, your guests will need a place to put the used sparklers. The safest way to dispose of them is to make sure that they are submerged in water before they are thrown away to make sure that any last sparks remaining are put out. I think that the most efficient way to make sure they make it to the water is to have stations of water buckets for guests to drop their sparklers (hot side down!).

3. Not checking with venue
This is one issue a lot of people run into. Some venues may not allow fire products and they may consider the sparklers to be a fire hazard. Make sure that you check with your venue to make sure that they will let you use sparklers for your sendoff!



4. Not supplying lighters/matches
Matches or a lighter is needed for the sparklers to be lit. A great way to incorporate a favor into this is to create match boxes for your guest. Mini matchboxes with you and your husband's' initials and the date of the wedding on a matchbox spill is cheap, cute, and your guests will get immediate use out of the with the sendoff. Stone, meet two birds.



5. Not announcing the time
It might be a tad awkward if you plan a whole sparkler send off but only half your guests show up because they didn't know when it was happening. A way to avoid this is to put a sign or two out during the reception so your guests can see. Also, maybe have several announcements during the reception saying "1 hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes until sparkler send off!"

6. Not having a photographer
I've seen so many pictures of sparkler send offs or bride and groom pictures that are breathtaking so I highly recommend that your photographer has these pictures as his first priority.


I hope that you have found these suggestions helpful and Spirit of 76 is always happy to help you!



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