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The Ultimate Guide To Smoke Bombs In Weddings

Smoke bombs are the real deal; they are what you use to signal the party of the year or the wedding of the decade and throw subtle touches out the window. However, there is an art and a bit of science to using smoke bombs safely and for the best effect so here’s everything you need to know before incorporating smoke bombs in weddings.

When In Rome

Smoke bombs are all about the location you are using them in. And Smoke bombs are best utilized in an outdoor setting in daylight. But be careful because smoke bombs can stain clothes, furniture, and walls although they don’t really make any noise. Using them outdoors (or for the wedding exit) means you can get more impressive photographs because the pictures will capture more of the colors and gradients than they would in a closed room even with great lighting.

If you are using them outside during the night time definitely rethink the backlighting; whatever you think is enough probably isn’t especially if you want quality photographs showcasing all the colors. Other locational considerations to bear in mind include the fact that you don’t want the guests undergoing too much smoke inhalation in a medium-sized space and some venues may not allow the use of smoke bombs at all (probably due to size or inadequate ventilation, not to mention it will stain their pretty white tablecloths).

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Beware A Storm

Checking the weather forecast for the day you plan to use smoke bombs is definitely for the wise. Smoke bombs blowing in the opposite direction are no fun. If your guests are wary of their clothes getting stained, set off the smoke bombs 3 feet away from everyone. This will help to ensure that there is less contact between the smoke and guests.

Many couples prefer the smoke bombs to match the wedding theme or the general décor of the festivities. This is especially important in more ethnic weddings) so the fumes need to be close. In that case, your photographer might suggest waiting till the end for a special photoshoot so it doesn’t matter if the clothes get stained. You can do a rehearsal smoke bomb try-out a few days before the wedding to be sure!

All Smoke Bombs Are Not Built Alike

There are many different types of smoke bombs available on the web. And many couples use biodegradable, non-toxic fume-based smoke bombs that are not harmful to the environment. This is a great idea if your wedding party has a lot of children!

There are firework fountain smoke bombs, homemade versions that need more time to dry out before being lit up. There are also ones that emit colored fire along with smoke, and many others. Choose ones that will have the effect you want . Each smoke bomb stays lit for 90 seconds. So decide how many you need and how to navigate using them safely depending on the number of guests.