One of the most overlooked factors we hear about is deciding how to present wedding sparklers to your guests. Dreaming up activities for using sparklers at weddings is one thing, but actually putting it all together can be tricky. In fact, 2 out of 3 couples say that distribution was their biggest planning hiccup! Fortunately, there are several great ways to present and distribute them at your reception. Here are 8 of the most popular options from which you can choose.
Put Them in Centerpieces
Centerpieces are one of the easiest and most universal options available to couples. You have a variety of different options, but the main objective is always the same; display them in your centerpieces beautifully. First, you can simply add them to your normal floral centerpieces as an added embellishment. Second, you can exclusively present wedding sparklers to your guests in the same fashion. Lastly, you can fill the centerpieces with candy or glass beads/dragon’s tears for a more elegant and useful display. Whichever you choose, centerpieces are how to present wedding sparklers to your guests in the easiest way.
Insert Them into Sparkler Holders
Another option is to insert them into special decorative holders. You easily can find premade versions on many popular craft websites. However, we have free sparkler holder templates available on our site so you can do it yourself! They are really great because you can pick different colors or styles to match your wedding theme. Additionally, it makes it easy to distribute your wedding sparklers because you can place one at each seat in your venue.
Hang Them Using Clothespins
There are so many great uses for clothespins, and this is yet another! For a unique presentation, consider hanging string above each table. Then, use clothespins to hang sparklers spaced out evenly. It will grab everyone’s attention, and also put the items within an arm’s reach. It’s not necessarily the most elegant option, but it works great for casual and rustic celebrations. Plus, it is one of the most inexpensive options you can choose.
Display Them in Metal Buckets
Another one of the most popular options is to display them in metal buckets near the entrance of your reception venue. Typically, the guestbook table is a prime location that everyone visits. Ideally, you’ll want to choose something like a galvanized chalkboard bucket so you can customize a message to your guests. Personally, I like to weight down the bottom of the bucket with rocks or sand and place an instruction card nearby. That way, everyone knows when and where they are supposed to use them during the event.
Keep Them in Their Original Packaging
Of course, the standard packaging for our products is already elegant and color neutral. So, there is nothing wrong with presenting them as is! Place a package at each spot at your tables and it’s pretty self-explanatory. Optionally, you can included them in small gift bags or place them in the center of the table. Whichever you choose, it is super easy and most guests won’t mind at all.
Adorn Them with Custom Tags
Decorating your offerings is just as important as the vessel in which they are displayed. One of the most elegant options is to add sparkler tags to each one! Each tags slides over the stick and has a printed message on it. Typically, it will have the bride and groom’s names along with the wedding date. You can place them in buckets, centerpieces, or just lay them on your reception tables. Whichever you choose, it is a beautiful way to present wedding sparklers to your guests.
Pile Them in the Middle of Each Table
Of course, you can certainly go the opposite direction of decorating and go minimalist! Just remove them from their original packaging and pile them in the center of each table. Place them next to a traditional floral centerpiece for added elegance, or mix in some hard candy to spruce things up a bit. Just make sure to avoid the loose dust in the boxes on your tablecloths! It may not be for everyone, but it can be an attractive, no-frills, way to present wedding sparklers to your guests.
Hand Them Out to Each Person
Lastly, you can choose to forego all of the methods described above and hand them out directly to your guests. Typically, you would have a greeter at the entrance to hand them out and explain the festivities. Additionally, you could hand them out before your chosen activity for things like creating a sparkling tunnel. No matter how or when you hand them out, it eliminates the need for complex planning ahead of time. Furthermore, it adds a very personal feel to your event because of the direct human interaction.
Overall, it’s not really important how you present wedding sparklers to your guests. Honestly, the important factor is that you have a plan in place ahead of time. Your big day is going to be filled with all kinds of preparation and chaos; you don’t need one more headache. With a simple plan in place, you can prepare in advance and everything will come together smoothly. If you wait until the last minute, it will be an unwanted curve ball. Trust me; it’s always better to be prepared. Good luck and happy planning!