So, You’re thinking of having Sparklers at your wedding.
Is it a good idea…?
The good news is… YES!
Sparkler Pictures at a Wedding
I’ll be honest, I absolutely LOVE doing sparkler pictures at a wedding, whether its just the two of you having them in your couples pictures, or having a sparklers exit from the reception at the end of the night. They make an amazing addition to your pictures, they look great, and everybody loves sparklers right!?
I’ve made this little post to give you five tips for having sparklers on the day, since through my experience I’ve picked up what to, and what NOT to do.
Number one might seem obvious, but seems to happen when its the end of the night and there is a sparkler exit.
ONE. DON’T LET DRUNK PEOPLE HAVE A SPARKLER
Honestly, right now you’re probably thinking yeah sparklers are fun but can be dangerous, we should totally be careful. 8 hours of drinking later, people are just like “Yeyyyy sparklers”.
Just be aware drunk people have no boundaries, I was getting tapped on the head with a sparkler by one guest at a wedding in Durham last year.
TWO. DARK WORKS BEST
Totally obvious I know, but look at your timings, think about when the sun sets, what time is it going to get dark? Will you have time to fit the sparklers photos in, or will you have to wait until the end of the night instead and have a sparkler exit.
In the middle of summer it barely gets dark, so sparklers is an end of the night thing. Winter time its dark by 5pm so you could do your sparklers three times through the evening if you want!
THREE. LIGHTERS, LIGHTERS, LIGHTERS!
Yeah that’s right. Eighty wedding guests gathered around four lighters doesn’t work great, and the first persons sparkler will be finished before the last persons is lit.
Either buy a lighter for every two sparklers (They’re pretty cheap in bulk, we’ve all seen the ten lighters for a pound guy) or buy some big candles and put them in bowls/plant pots and let every body stick there sparklers in there to light them at the same time.
FOUR. MAKE ROOM
If you’re having a sparkler exit make sure there is enough room for everybody to fit in. Think about it this way:
There is going to be people on either side of you waving sticks of fire at your faces as the two of you walk past them, is there enough room?
Makes Sense right? You want two lines of people with enough space for you to walk down the centre together. Think about your venue and where you will be able to do this.
You should also check with the venue if there is somewhere that they will be happy for this to take place.
FIVE. WATER PUTS FIRE OUT (BUT NOT ALWAYS)
That’s right guys, if its raining, that’s not a good thing for fire. The good news is, sparklers burn crazy hot, so they will stay lit in the heaviest of rain, that means it down to you.
If you guys are happy to get wet for awesome pictures, I’m more than willing to take photos in the rain!
I hope you found this useful! Leave any tips and hints you might have for future couples in the comments!