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. These include where you are traveling to, as well as how you’re planning to get there.
Different Methods of Traveling With Sparklers
There are four main ways that you can travel with wedding sparklers; driving, flying, train, and bus. Each method of transportation has it’s own factors to consider, so I’ve broken them down in detail. Here is what you need to know before you embark on your journey.
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. Then, you can pick them up when you arrive at your destination.
Traveling By Train
Trains also have strict regulations that make traveling with wedding sparklers a nightmare. Most of the large companies like Amtrak prohibit combustible materials onboard; and sparkler definitely qualify as combustible. Also, since you will likely be crossing state lines, there are potential legal concerns to consider. Generally speaking, you should not plan to take our products with you on a train.
Traveling Via Bus
Lastly, you may consider bringing your sparklers along on a bus journey. Fortunately, most bus companies don’t have any specific restrictions against sparklers. However, you will still need to contend with crossing state lines. Make sure that they are legal in every state that you plan to pass through. Otherwise, you run the risk of committing a crime.
What Is The Best Way to Transport Them?
Overall, traveling via car or bus is the best option if you want to bring sparklers. You need to make sure you’re traveling through states where they are legal. However, it is still the most viable option. Both planes and trains prohibit having them onboard, so they aren’t very good options. Knowing the laws and rules of transportation should help to guide you through your travels.
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 you need to do your research on where you’re traveling. Then, you can easily avoid any fines or other problems without having to make too many special arrangement.