Flip through the latest bridal magazine and bound to see unique tips on how to make your big day more special. One trend that is becoming very popular with brides and grooms is to bedazzle the event with beautiful sparklers. From elaborate weddings of the rich and famous to your very own vows, wedding sparklers are a charming way to bring a spark of light to night-time nuptials. Sparklers used as wedding favors or as an impromptu arch for your honeymoon getaway will be simply spectacular.
Who doesn’t recall twirling around sparklers during their youth? A sparkler is a nostalgic diversion that has brought delight to the faces of young and old alike. Made from bamboo sticks or metal skewers, wedding sparklers are available in a variety of lengths from 10-inches to 36-inches and larger. The 36-inch variety is very popular with brides because they maximize the sparkling experience, offering up approximately 4 minutes of snazzy sparks. This gives guests ample opportunity to line up and light their sparklers before the newlyweds make their getaway.
Wedding photographers prefer the longer wedding sparklers because it provides more valuable time to set up the perfect shot. Some great ideas for photographs with wedding sparklers include the bride and groom kissing under a canopy of sparks or sitting in a heart-shaped outline of these fireworks. Another idea is to like the “aisle” of an outdoor wedding with these wedding sparkler torches. If the camera is set with a longer shutter time, you can also swirl out words with the wedding sparklers such as the bride and groom’s names or the word “love.”
Shorter 10-inch sparklers make fun wedding favors to take home when they are grouped together and tied with ribbons in your wedding colors and include a matchbook personalized with the happy couple’s name. You can also use wedding sparklers to top off the cake for a show-stopping effect, especially at night and always outside. Ten-inch sparklers only last for about 45-seconds, so if you are using these for your get-away photos, make sure each guest has a small stock (4 or 5) on hand so they can relight a new one as the other is burning out.
If younger guests will be using wedding sparklers at your event, the items made with wooden sticks are a better choice to avoid accidental burning by the metal rod. Sparklers are the only variety of fireworks that are officially meant to be hand held, but only by adults and older children who understand the inherent risks should do so– the tips can reach a temperature of 1000 degrees.