Fireworks Laws: Where to Buy Wedding Sparklers in Alaska
Each state throughout the country has its own laws surrounding fireworks, and Alaska is no exception. Before you go out looking for where to buy wedding sparklers in Alaska, you need to know what’s available. By becoming acquainted with the Alaska fireworks laws, you can prevent any type of fines or legal ramifications during your celebration.
Whether you live in Anchorage, Juneau, or any other city, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding quickly; even though it has the longest coastline in the U.S. (6,640 miles). That is greater than all the other states combined! Below are the current Alaska fireworks laws. Hopefully, it prevents problems when using sparklers for weddings on your big day.
State of Alaska Fireworks Laws
Below is a breakdown of their state regulations. Please note that this information changes often, so check back regularly. Additionally, cities, counties, and parishes reserve the right to create add-on laws. Check with the local authorities for final approval.
Specifically Permitted (Legal)
Roman candles, skyrockets, helicopter rockets, cylindrical and cone fountains, wheels, torches, colored fire, dipped sticks, mines and shells, firecrackers with soft casings, and novelties (including wedding sparklers).
Specifically Prohibited (Illegal)
All fireworks that are not defined as salable consumer fireworks. All items not listed as “allowed” fall into this category.
Legal Selling Period
Selling is allowed year-round, provided that all proper selling and fire permits are up to date. Selling without proper permitting is punishable by fines and/or jail time.
Minimum Age to Purchase
You must be at least 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by adult. Age verification must be presented upon request. Underage sale punishable by fine or jail time.
*Please note that while we always attempt to keep this section up-to-date with the latest Alaska fireworks laws, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. This information is for reference purposes only, and you should check with the Alaska state government before using wedding sparklers at your event. Wedding Day Sparklers is not responsible for errors in the information on this site, and will not be held responsible for any violations of the law.
Finding a Place to Purchase Sparklers for Weddings
If you’ve read through the laws above, then you already know that our products comply and are completely legal in this state. Additionally, you are allowed to buy and sell them year-round. However, most local stores only carry them during high demand times of the year. So, they can still be very difficult to obtain locally. Fortunately, the internet has a plethora of places to shop online for sparklers that will ship them to your home. Not only is this convenient, but it is also very inexpensive. Optionally, you could buy them ahead of time and store them until the day of your wedding. However, it’s much easier than trying to find where to buy wedding sparklers in Alaska at the last minute. Below are the most popular options available.
It can be a lot of fun learning facts about different states, and this one is home to some of the most interesting ones. Use them for a fun trivia game, or just add a few useless facts to your brain’s repertoire. Whatever your goals are, here are my favorite facts to stick in your noggin.
Nickname: Last Frontier, Great Land, Land of the Midnight Sun
State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
Motto: North To The Future
Statehood: January 3, 1959 (49th)
Origin of State’s Name: Russian version of Aleutian word “Alakshak” meaning “great lands” or “peninsula.”
State Flower: Forget Me Not (myosotis alpestris)
Largest Cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna
State Tree: Sitka spruce (picea sitchensis)
Land Area: 570,374 sq. mi., Largest state
State Song: Alaska’s Flag
Sparkler Tip #2: Plan a Way to Dispose of Them
Safety is such as crucial part of using our products that no detail should be overlooked. One of the easiest things to forget is how you plan to get rid of them afterwards. Sadly, most people assume that after the sparkling concludes, you can safely toss the stick in the trash. However, the handle can stay hot for several minutes and can even reignite bits of unused compounds! The last thing you want to do is have an incident on your wedding day. Take a moment to create a plan ahead of time so you can dispose of your sparklers properly.
Overall, water is the most conclusive way to render our products harmless. However, you can use alternatives like sand to smother them out as well. Whichever you choose, having a plan in place is the easiest tip I can give to my customers.
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