There are many great ways to use sparklers at a wedding, and some ideas are more popular than others. Most commonly, people will use them in their centerpieces, as decorations and favors, or to create a sparkler send-off line for a proper farewell. However, another fun idea that many couples are choosing is to perform a wedding sparkler entrance.
There are many ways that you can accomplish this, and I get a lot of questions on the topic. So, to help out anyone planning their wedding, I’ve put together this handy guide to cover all of your options. Here’s what you need to know.
When to Perform Wedding Sparkler Entrance
Performing your wedding entrance with sparklers can take many forms. Some ideas are pretty straight forward while others involve a lot more coordinating and planning. Here are a few of the best ideas and how to make it come into reality.
Entering Your Ceremony
One of the best ways to accomplish your goal is to use them during the entrance to your ceremony. You have a few options here, but most commonly they are used to introduce the bride. You can have a few special people light their wedding sparklers just before she is announced for an added dramatic effect. Optionally, you can have the bride herself be the one wielding the flame. Of course, you could do the same thing for your bridal party or the groom; but it has the best impact when it just for the bride.
Entering your Reception
Another cool concept, and probably the most common, is to use them for your reception entrance. Most couples have some sort of formal “announcement” to kick off the celebration. This is a great time to have the wedding party gather at the front of the room and light your path to the head table. Again, the couple can be the ones using them; but it is much more memorable to include the groomsmen and bridesmaids in the activity.
Announcing Your First Dance
For a more subtle concept, consider using them to highlight the couple’s first dance. As they take the dance floor for the first time as a married couple, a select group of guests can make a huge spectacle to captivate the guests. It’s a fun way to make the event more exciting, and it will also make for some pretty cool photos.
Combining Sparklers with Other Entrance Themes
Often times, a couple has something fun planned that has nothing to do with sparklers. It could be a choreographed dance, a “grand march”, or any number of other things. By simply adding a few sparklers to your entrance theme, you can make it have a much larger impact. After all, they are an item that everyone adores!
How to put it All Together
Once you’ve decided on how you will perform your wedding sparkler entrance, you’ll need to make it a reality. Though it is quite simple in principle, there are a lot of moving parts on your big day! Here are some tips to help you execute your entrance beautifully and without added stress.
- Recruit helpers! It’s your wedding, but you don’t have to do it alone.
- Buy plenty of sparklers. The last thing you want to do is run out.
- Prepare the space. Make sure it is properly ventilated and you remove any potential fire hazards.
- Disposal methods are important, so make sure you have a way to properly extinguish your wedding sparklers after their use.
By putting the proper plans in place, it can be a simple and enjoyable process for everyone at your celebration.
Which Sparklers Work Best for a Wedding Sparkler Entrance?
With so many varieties of sparklers available, it can be tough to decide which one is the right fit for your party. There are dozens of shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose, and that makes this task even more difficult. Fortunately, there is a pretty simple formula to follow to make it a relatively easy process.
First, you need to determine how many people will be involved and how long you plan for your entrance to take. In general, it’s best to choose really long lasting sparklers to make sure you don’t end prematurely. However, if you are planning a somewhat speedy entrance involving 10 people or less, you can certainly use a smaller size. Just avoid going too short or you may end up regretting it!
Overall, performing a wedding sparkler entrance can be a great addition to any celebration. The most important factor is deciding how you want to do it. Additionally, proper coordination and product selection can make a really big difference. However, as long as you do your research and plan something as unique as your love, you can enjoy a fantastic activity that both you and your guests will remember for the rest of your lives.