When seeking the best sparklers for weddings, there are several great options from which to choose. Available in many different sizes and shapes, wedding sparklers can vary from 10 inches to 36 inches in length; and even come in unique shapes such as hearts! Below, I will outline some of the most common and popular types of products that are available.
10 inch wedding sparklers are the most common and readily available version for your celebration. Each of the 10 inch wedding sparklers will burn for nearly 45 seconds, so you get a fair amount of “sparkle” time without having to spend too much money. As always, we recommend buying only steel stick 10” sparklers. Unfortunately, bamboo or wooden sticks will often smolder, smoke, and burn after it appears to be extinguished. This eliminates worries, and allows you to enjoy your activity during your event.
These are an attractive option because of their very low price. They work great as decorations, favors, or centerpiece accents. However, they are too small for certain activities during events with over 50 guests. Consider a larger option if you are planning a larger celebration. Otherwise, you may need several items for each guest or end the fun prematurely.
20 inch wedding sparklers are another popular choice among new brides-to-be. Each of the 20 inch wedding sparklers will burn for roughly 1 ½ minutes, so you get nearly double the burn time versus a 10 inch version for a very modest price increase. As always, we recommend buying only steel stick 20” sparklers. Wood or bamboo versions will often smolder, smoke, and burn after the sparkler has been extinguished. This eliminates worries, and allows you to enjoy your celebration.
This size is a great option for events with up to 120 guests. They can be used for send-off lines, centerpieces, or in your photos. However, you should go bigger for celebrations with over 120 guests; particularly for send-off lines. 1 1/2 minutes is a little too short for groups of that size.
These are the “big daddy” of all wedding sparklers. Each of our 36 inch wedding sparklers will perform for almost 3 ½ minutes; which is well over double the burn time versus a 20 inch sparkler, nearly 4 times as long as a 10 inch sparkler! As always, we recommend buying only a steel wire handle version. Bamboo stick type will often smolder, smoke, and burn after the sparkler has been extinguished. This eliminates worries, and allows you to enjoy your products.
These are best used for send-off lines because of the length of their performance. Shorter sizes won’t last long enough for receptions with more than 100 people. They can also be used as props in certain photos.
Heart shaped wedding sparklers are an elegant way to add some “spark” to your wedding. Each of the heart shaped wedding sparklers allows for 2 ways of lighting; either on one side for a single continuous burn and sparkler, or in the center of the bottom to allow both sides of the heart to burn simultaneously and meet in the middle. Depending on how you light them, they will last between 45 seconds and 1 ½ minutes. They are always steel stick, so you can enjoy your wedding sparklers worry free.
These can be used for any activity in place of the traditional versions. However, they are only good substitutes for events with 120 guests or fewer in attendance. For larger celebrations, I suggest you choose the 36 inch version instead.
Though there are many ways that they can be used, most couples use their sparklers to enhance their wedding exit or send-off line. Before you settle on which to buy, you should look at some photos of wedding exits using sparklers to make the most informed decision possible. It never hurts to have a little inspiration, and pictures can speak volumes when choosing which size and version you want to buy.