Inspiration for Wedding Sparkler Send-Offs
For most people, planning a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Similarly, coordinating a sparkler send-off is not an everyday task that most people face. So, I thought it might be helpful to have a few pictures to help give you some context and ideas. Below, you will find several pictures to provide inspiration for wedding sparkler send-offs. If you would like your photos displayed in our gallery, please contact us to send them to our offices.
Photo Gallery for Sparkler Send-Off Inspiration
Sparkler Send-Off in New York
There are thousands of ceremonies in New York every year. Here is a photo of one couple’s experience during their grand exit before the reception. If you are having your event in New York, this is what you have to look forward to.
Lighting Other Sparklers During a Kiss
Ideally, the easiest way to light your wedding sparklers is either a blowtorch or a lighter. However, this image proves that a groom can easily get other people lit while enjoying a kiss with the bride. What a pro!
Romantic Kiss During the Sparkler Exit
As you can see, kissing during your wedding sparkler send-off is one of the most memorable photo opportunities you can imagine. Additionally, adding a black and white filter or making it sepia tone can add an eclectic feel.
Basic Tips for Performing a Sparkler Send-off
In order for things to go smoothly, there are some important things to know ahead of time. Selecting the right location and sparklers is very important, as is making sure everything is coordinated correctly. Here are some basic tips to help you get off on the right foot.
Picking a Location
Choosing a location for your send-off is one of the most important aspects to get right. Not only is it vital to the appearance of your exit, but also to the safety of your guests. Ideally, you should choose an area outdoors that has a lot of open space around it. However, you can safely perform your exit indoors with the correct sparklers and layout.
Lastly, make sure to discuss your exit with the venue. They may have some good ideas and you don’t want to get in trouble for doing it without permission. Sadly, some venues don’t allow them at all; so a simple phone call could save you from wasting your time and money.
Choosing the Right Sparklers
There’s a lot to be said about having the right gear for the job; and choosing the right sparklers for your send-off is no exception! It can be confusing with so many options available. Fortunately, we’ve made it pretty simple with comprehensive recommendations on each version’s page. Additionally, you can check out this post about the different sizes of sparklers to help make your decision easy.
In general, the length you select will be determined by the number of guests that participate in your sparkler send-off. For up to 100-120 guests, the 20 inches is plenty long. For larger events, a length of 36 inches is much more practical. However, make sure you look at each factor before making your final decision.
Preparing in Advance
Practice and preparation make all the difference when performing a sparkler send-off. After all, it’s not an activity that most of us do every day! First, you’ll want to try out a few of your sparklers ahead of time to make sure you know what to expect. The last thing you want is to be as surprised as your guests by how it all works when the moment finally arrives.
Next, you’ll want to practice how you plan to distribute them to your guests, as well as how they will be lit. There are a variety of ways to get the job done, but these sparkler torches are the most efficient way. Also, I suggest distributing them in buckets or centerpieces to make things as easy as possible.
Lastly, you’ll want to practice photographing sparklers a few times as well. They can be difficult to capture and they require special camera settings, so a few tries will be necessary. By preparing in advance, you can eliminate any surprises and have a beautiful wedding day experience!
Executing the Send-Off
When the day finally arrives, you’ll be faced with making it all happen. Luckily, you’ll already be ready with the right location, right sparklers, and plenty of practice in advance. However, it’s crucial to explain the process thoroughly to your guests before you begin! As long as everyone is on the same page and you’re fully prepared, executing the send-off should be a walk in the park.
Send-Off Ideas for Every Season
Luckily, our products can be used regardless of when your wedding date happens to be. Every season has benefits and drawbacks when choosing a date. However, sparklers can be used at any celebration; there are just certain considerations to make. Here is a breakdown of ideas for using them in your grand exit depending on the time of year.
Spring is considered the earliest part of “wedding season”, but often times the weather can be unpredictable. Additionally, even if it’s dry that day, there can still be mud and muck outside. If you are planning to have your wedding exit during the spring, you probably want to plan to do it indoors.
Summer is peak season and the most desirable time of year to say your vows. Best of all, the warm temperatures and great weather make outdoor send-off lines a preferred possibility. Since weather is unpredictable, you should have a contingency plan just in case. However, I suggest doing them outdoors if at all possible to enjoy nature’s beauty!
The end of peak season starts in mid fall, but it’s still a great time to get hitched! There’s still some great weather available, and you can’t pick a more beautiful time to be outside. So, I suggest planning for an outdoor exit unless the weather looks treacherous. As always, make sure you have a backup plan just in case!
If you’re planning to have your sparkler exit in the winter, there are special considerations as well. Venue prices may be cheaper, but there are many potential pitfalls. First off, you must plan on performing your sparkler send-off outdoors; and that means you need to buy a smokeless product. Ice and snow can lead to injuries, and slipping with a burning stick in your hand could be a disaster. Unless you live in Florida, avoid outdoor exit lines; no matter how tempting they seem.