One of the most controversial things I hear couples discuss is how they plan to light the sparklers at their wedding. Usually, people consider the most obvious options like lighters and torches first. However, some people are more concerned with being stylish at their wedding and go with custom printed matchbooks. However, there is another option that most people completely overlook which is lighting wedding sparklers with another sparkler.

There are many advantages to this method, most notably the price. However, there are some key things you’ll want to consider before you settle on using this method to light your sparklers at your event. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know.

Best Method for Lighting Wedding Sparklers with Another Sparkler

Before you jump right into using this method, you should verse yourself with the proper steps to follow. Obviously, even though you’ll be using a sparkler as the ignition source, you’ll still need something to get that one lit. Since it’s only a single sparkler at a time, any handheld lighter should do the trick nicely. One you have the first one lit, have your guests gather in a circle and put the tip of their sparklers into the sparks. Usually, you can get 4 or 5 of them going at once quite easily. However, it will vary a bit based on how many tips you can fit in at once. Because of the high temperatures sparklers create, the other ones should light almost immediately. Then, have the next group move in and repeat the process. If you are planning on having over 100 guests, you’ll probably want to have several groups doing this at the same time.

Is There a Certain Type of Sparkler That Works Best?

Image of a Short Wedding SparklerAnother key thing to consider is choosing the right type and size for your needs. There are certainly benefits to picking a longer type of sparkler for your sendoff or photo shoot. However, using them as an ignition source calls for something different. In fact, your best bet is to go with something very small like 10 inch sparklers for a variety of reasons. First, they are by far easier to light and handle than longer versions. Second, they are very inexpensive so it won’t add much cost to your order. When you consider those 2 factors, choosing a small version is definitely the way to go.

How Difficult is Lighting Wedding Sparklers with Another Sparkler?

Before you go full bore on any idea, you need to carefully consider how easy or difficult you are making things for yourself. Overall, lighting wedding sparklers with another sparkler is a simple and affordable option. However, as I outlined above, you really need to consider the factors at play carefully. First and foremost, there is a specific order of steps that you need to follow. Additionally, you need to make sure you pick the right type of sparkler for this purpose. With proper planning, it shouldn’t be any harder than lighting birthday candles with another lit candle. As long as you get those 2 things correct, it isn’t difficult at all to use this method to get things going.

Should I Use a Sparkler or Does Something Else Work Better?

Lastly, you should weigh all your available options before settling on using a sparkler to light other sparklers. I’ve discussed a lot of different ways to accomplish this task over the years. Sadly, some ideas rank higher than others. In my opinion, this method is the second easiest overall. And, when you factor in the cost of doing it this way, it’s probably the best overall value. However, if you want the absolute easiest option, I still urge you to spring for a few sparkler torch lighters since they are by far the best choice. However, if you want to save money and still make your life easy, sparklers are a great second choice.

At the end of the day, lighting wedding sparklers with another sparkler is a simple and effective way to handle this chore. You can easily light 5 or more of them at once, and they are a very cost-effective solution. The biggest thing to remember is that you need to have your plan in place and buy the right products. If you can do that, you are setting yourself up for a successful wedding celebration. Good luck and thanks for reading!