3 Reasons to Buy Long Wedding Sparklers
There are a lot of different ways to use sparklers during your wedding, and each couple has their own preference. A lot of it has to do with when and where your wedding will be held, but part of it has to do with the theme of your wedding. Most weddings follow a pretty standard format, and most commonly couples will hand their sparklers out for the send-off line at the end of their reception. However, if you are doing a period themed wedding like the 1920s or a genre themed wedding like nautical, using sparklers at that time may seem out of place. Instead you could use them as centerpieces or wedding favors or even as a special effect during your wedding photos.
If you’ve already started shopping for your wedding sparklers, then you already know that there are three main size options available; 10 inch, 20 inch, and 36 inch sparklers. It can seem tricky to decide which size to buy, but I always suggest that couples choose 36 inch wedding sparklers instead of trying to guess which size is right. As a seasoned wedding planner, I’ve used every single size and the long ones are the best option. Below, I’ll break down the 3 main reasons you should always choose long sparklers for your wedding.
36 inch wedding sparklers last over 4 minutes each, and that makes them ideal when you’re coordinating large groups of people when they’re being used. Shorter sparklers may burn out before everyone gets theirs lit, and that can create a whole new set of problems for whoever you’ve delegated to organize things at your wedding. You can just put a few buckets of water near where your guests will be using their sparklers in case they are burning too long for your needs.
Another cool feature of 36 inch wedding sparklers is that while they are much longer than other types of sparklers they are also much thicker. That means the sparks that they create as they burn are also very large which will create a cool effect for you to see and for your photographer to capture in pictures. Since wedding sparklers are smokeless and able to be used indoors, the larger effect size is really helpful for your photographer since there will be ambient light making it harder to get the sparklers on film.
Easy to Light
Since they are thicker, 36 inch wedding sparklers are also much easier to light than skinnier ones. They are so easy to light; you don’t even need a lighter so you can have personalized matchbooks made up to give to your guests. If you are planning to use them indoors, you can even use candles as part of your centerpieces to make lighting the sparklers easy for your guests.
Though you will spend a little more for 36 inch wedding sparklers than you would for their shorter counterparts, it is a very small price to pay to ensure everything goes smoothly during your reception. Since they last longer, burn brighter, and are easier to light than the other shorter sizes, choosing 36 inch wedding sparklers will ensure that your reception is a sparkling success!