Dare to Dazzle with a Wedding Sparkler Exit

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I’ve always loved pyrotechnics. Maybe it’s because when I was little my older brother made fireworks (we won’t get into the part about the stink bombs) in our basement in his spare time. Or maybe it’s just because they are so beautiful and full of drama.

Whatever the reason, I can’t help but get a little excited about the idea of adding a little pyrotechnic pizzazz to a wedding. I’m not talking about roman candles or burning school houses (we’ll save those for other occasions). I’m talking sparklers. The bigger, the better.

Is there a better way to make a grand exit and get dazzlingly dramatic photos? I think not.

If you are considering sparklers, here are some tips:

  • Wrap the sparklers with ribbon, and hot glue some matches onto the ribbon. Hand out sparklers with your wedding programs.
  • Keep a few galvanized pails full of sand handy for your guests to place their hot sparklers in after they are done with them.
  • Instead of giving out matches, light one sparkler and have a designated sparkler lighter go around and light all the sparkers. This way, guests won’t have to fumble around with matches.
  • There are lots of places online to purchase sparklers, including Sparklersonline.com.

Photos: First photo, Stephen Seward; Second photo, Swensen Photography; Third photo, 68 Photography

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  1. Posted by LA Style Unveiled on March 19th, 2009 at 11:50am

    Our favorite way to exit a wedding ... great photos and love the advice!! Beautiful blog :)
  2. Posted by rufman on March 21st, 2009 at 9:04am

    Wow, this really opened my eyes to how special a wedding can be. Thanks so much for the suggestions and the pictures were truly story telling. Thanks for a great blog!
  3. Posted by Shandelle on April 29th, 2009 at 10:10am

    If you are creating a "tunnel" of wedding sparklers for your exit...enlist a few helpers to keep the crowd a little more than an arm's length away and to raise the wedding sparklers up high. This gives the bride & groom enough room to "dash" out without bending over...Key for great pictures of a dramatic exit!
  4. Posted by Shuvo on March 27th, 2011 at 3:24pm

    While considering using sparklers for your exit, try to form a 'tunnel' or an arch..that looks really grand! Use the help of ushers to keep the crowd a little more than an arm’s length away and to raise the wedding sparklers up high. This gives the bride & groom enough room to “dash” out without bending or falling over. You can make it extra special by lining the walk way with 36 inch sparklers. Simply insert the 36inch long sparkler into a flower pot or along the sides of the walkway, space them out one every 3 to 4 feet. This not only adds to the effect but also provides a great way of getting everyone’s sparklers lit. Have an usher or two walk the line lighting the 36 inch sparklers, and your guests can light their sparklers directly from them. If you love pyrotechnics,sparklers can turn a typical wedding departure into an extraordinary moment that you and your guests will cherish forever.
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