As you start planning your sparkler send off, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by the amount of sparkler choices. When you start your research regarding grand exit sparklers, start by learning the differences between wedding sparklers vs traditional sparklers.
Bamboo stick vs. Metal Stick
July 4th sparklers or traditional sparklers are made with wood or bamboo sticks. Unfortunately, these sparklers create a lot of smoke and put off some ash and soot. Using traditional sparklers leaves the chance for you wedding photographs to be ruined by excess smoke. There is also the possibility of ash damaging your wedding dress, rented tuxedos and table linens. Wedding sparklers on the other hand, are made with steel wire sticks which eliminates these issues. Wedding sparklers are considered low smoke sparklers. Your pictures will not be compromised when using the correct wedding sparklers.
Colorful sparks vs. Gold sparks.
While color sparklers (green, blue, pink ect. ) may seem festive, using these sparklers for your wedding is a bad idea. Just like the bamboo sticks, the chemicals that are used to create the pretty colors also create a lot of smoke. Gold wedding sparklers are not only elegant, but the chemicals that create the gold sparks do not put off a lot of smoke.
Small sparklers vs. Long sparklers.
This depends on what your plans for the sparklers are and how many guests you are expecting. The smallest sparkler we carry is the #8. They are 7.5 inches long and burn for 20 seconds. These would make for fun party favors but would not work for a sparklers send off. The burn time is too short. Your wedding photographer would not have time to capture amazing photos before all of the sparklers have finished sparkling. The same is true for the slightly longer #10 sparklers. Although, the #10 sparklers work well for dessert and wedding cake enhancements. For weddings with 100 guests, the #20 sparklers are a good, inexpensive choice. The are 17.5 inches long and burn for 75 seconds. The #36 sparklers are the longest wedding sparkler. They are almost 3 feet tall and burn for 3 minutes. For weddings with 100 or more guests, these sparklers work best. Your guests can light their sparklers and your photographer will have plenty of time to capture great photos as you make your grand exit.
When purchasing your wedding sparklers, go through the wedding sparklers vs traditional sparklers checklist-Metal stick, gold sparks and long burn time. Keeping these three things in mind, will ensure your sparkler sendoff goes off just how you envisioned. Y