One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is whether or not it is legal to travel with wedding sparklers. Most people assume that because they are a novelty item, they can take their sparklers wherever they wish without any issues. However, the rules that dictate whether you can travel with wedding sparklers depends on a few factors including where you are traveling to, as well as the mode of transportation which you will using to travel.
Travel with Wedding Sparklers While Driving
If you are driving with wedding sparklers in your vehicle, there are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure you are following all the appropriate laws. While nearly every state allows the use of sparklers, some states prohibit taking them into the state via a vehicle without proper permits. Furthermore, there are a few states that don’t allow wedding sparklers at all, so it is important to check the local fireworks laws before you travel with wedding sparklers and cross the border into a given state. As long as you are aware of the local regulations, you can safely drive with your wedding sparklers to the destination for your ceremony without an significant issues.
Travel with Wedding Sparklers While Flying
Unfortunately, the same “loose” rules that apply to ground travel and shipping with sparklers does not apply to air travel. Regulations in the United States prohibit traveling or shipping sparklers and other novelty items via air without special paperwork and additional fees required to have the shipment properly permitted. This means that under no circumstances can you bring wedding sparklers on a plane, whether in your carry-on bag or your checked bag. If you are flying somewhere in the continental United States, the best course of action is to have us ship your wedding sparklers to a shipping depot or hub for you to pick up when you arrive at your destination.
As you can see, there are a few rules that govern traveling with wedding sparklers on your way to your destination. The bottom line is that if do some research on where you’re traveling, you can easily avoid any fines or other problems without having to make too many special arrangement.