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Sparkler Sendoff Made Easy: The Ultimate Guide for Brides

September 11, 2023

Sparkler Sendoff Made Easy: The Ultimate Guide for Brides

Congratulations, beautiful brides-to-be! Your big day is fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about those magical moments that will make your wedding day unforgettable. One such moment is the classic sparkler sendoff. Picture this: you and your beloved, surrounded by friends and family, all holding sparklers that twinkle like stars as you make your grand exit. It's a dreamy scene, isn't it? But let's be real; the last thing you want is to fumble with sparklers and delay the moment. That's why we're here to share the easiest and quickest way to light sparklers and execute a sparkler sendoff that's as smooth as your love story.

couple kissing during wedding sparkler sendoff

Choose the Right Sparklers

Before we dive into the lighting process, it's essential to start with the right sparklers. Not all sparklers are created equal, and some are better suited for your sparkler sendoff than others. Opt for sparklers specifically designed for events like weddings. Utah Sparklers 20" sparklersor long 36 inch wedding sparklers are ideal for this occasion. These are typically longer, burn brighter, and have less smoke, making them perfect for your special day.

Safety First

Before we get to the fun part of lighting the sparklers, let's talk safety. Safety should always be your top priority when handling sparklers. Make sure you have a few buckets of water or sand on hand for used sparklers, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case.

Designate a Sparkler Attendant

The easiest way to ensure a smooth sparkler sendoff is to designate a sparkler attendant. This could be a trusted friend or family member who is responsible for distributing sparklers to your guests and ensuring everyone knows how to light them. Having someone dedicated to this task will take a load off your mind and ensure that your sendoff goes off without a hitch.

Use Long Barbecue Lighters to Light Sparklers

To make the lighting process as quick and foolproof as possible, consider using long barbecue lighters. These lighters have a longer flame so it is quicker to light the tip of the sparkler. This is a game-changer when you have a large group of guests to coordinate.

Prepare the Sparklers

Before your sparkler sendoff, it's a good idea to prepare the sparklers. The easiest way to be well prepared is to make sure the sparklers are out of the original boxes and plastic wrapper. Most wedding planners suggest having a sparkler display container set up near the location where the sendoff will take place. This ensures that each guest has at least one sparkler. 

Find a Wind-Free Zone

One of the biggest challenges when lighting sparklers is dealing with wind. It can be frustrating when your sparklers keep blowing out just as you're about to light them. To combat this, choose a wind-free zone for your sparkler sendoff. This might mean that you find shelter between two walls to get the sparklers lit then guests scatter to the actual area where the grand exit will take place. Remember, safety first-Don't run with lit sparklers.

Lighting the Sparklers

Now, the moment you've been waiting for: lighting the sparklers. Here's the step-by-step process for the easiest and quickest sparkler lighting:

  1. Gather Your Guests: Assemble your guests in the designated area for the sendoff. Make sure they have their sparklers in hand.

  2. Ensure someone has the lighters: All that is needed is 2 lighters. Click the starter button to make sure the lighter have butane in them and are ready for use. 

  3. Designate a Starting Point: Choose a central point where the sparklers will be lit. This will help ensure a uniform and stunning display.

  4. Countdown: Announce a countdown to build anticipation. Start from a number like "3" or "5" and count down to "1."

  5. Light the Sparklers: At the end of the countdown, use the long lighter to simultaneously ignite the sparklers at the starting point. Make sure to stand back and watch the magic unfold.

  6. Enjoy the Moment: As the sparklers light up, make your grand exit through the glowing tunnel of love. Savor the magical moment and take in the cheers and applause from your loved ones.

Capture the Moment

Don't forget to have a photographer or a few trusted guests with cameras on hand to capture this enchanting moment. The photographs and videos of your sparkler sendoff will be treasured memories that you'll cherish for years to come.

Dispose of Used Sparklers Safely

After your sendoff, it's crucial to dispose of the used sparklers safely. Have your sparkler attendant collect the extinguished sparklers in buckets of water or sand to prevent any fire hazards. 

In conclusion, your wedding day should be filled with love, joy, and unforgettable moments, and a sparkler sendoff is the perfect way to cap off your celebration. By choosing the right sparklers, prioritizing safety, designating a sparkler attendant, and using sparkler lighting devices, you can ensure that your sparkler sendoff is not only easy but also a breathtaking experience for you and your guests. So, let your love shine bright and let those sparklers light up your path to a lifetime of happiness. Utah Sparklers wishes you a big congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and may your sparkler sendoff be a dazzling success!