Fireworks are a great way to celebrate any type of special occasion, and recently they have gained popularity at weddings. In fact, many fireworks companies offer special packages specifically designed for wedding celebrations so you can get a really great show for an affordable amount of money. When choosing a fireworks company to put your show together, there are some important things you’ll need to consider to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. Additionally, you’ll need to check with your wedding venue ahead of time to ensure that you can legally use fireworks at the venue and they are allowed in your lease.
Choosing a Company
When looking at different companies to do your wedding fireworks, there are two major components to look at; price and reputation. Though you certainly want to shop for the best price available, most fireworks companies will have competitive prices already. You’ll still want to call around before booking a particular company, but usually the pricing is roughly even. More importantly, you need to make sure the company has a good reputation. Ask for some referrals and make sure they have actually done shows for weddings before to avoid any last minute problems.
What to Expect
When you schedule a fireworks show for your wedding, you can expect it to be a smaller version of the types of fireworks displays you see around the 4th of July. The size of the fireworks will be smaller and the length of the show won’t be quite as long, but essentially it is the same thing. Also, you’ll need to anticipate paying for a permit and possibly insurance in order to be cleared to do the fireworks show from your local fire marshal. Fireworks can cause a variety of damage even when executed by professionals; so many municipalities require additional protections.
Alternatives to Firework Shows
If you live in an area that doesn’t allow fireworks shows or your wedding venue doesn’t have an appropriate location for it to happen, there are a few alternatives that you can consider. One of the most popular is to use wedding sparklers instead of hiring a big fireworks company because they are legal almost everywhere. The best part about using sparklers is that they are much less expensive than hiring a professional fireworks company, and you don’t need a lot of room to use them. Even if you only have a parking lot available outside your reception hall, you can still use sparklers to have a great time. Some wedding sparklers are even designed to be smokeless so you can use them indoors, but you’ll want to check with your venue ahead of time to make sure they are okay with it.
Whether you hire a professional fireworks company, hand out wedding sparklers to your guests, or find another alternative, having fireworks at your wedding can be a great way to make the celebration even better. Just make sure you follow all the laws and check with your reception venue ahead of time and you are sure to have a blast on your big day. If your venue doesn’t allow fireworks, then you’re going to need to find a different alternative; but it’s better to know in advance than find yourself without any entertainment on the day of your wedding.