Fireworks have long been used for many important celebrations from the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. However, fireworks are perfectly appropriate, if not down right fabulous, for celebrating love. There has been a big trend in couples lighting up their weddings with impressive fireworks shows or just incorporating a few novelty fireworks into their special event. Wedding fireworks will top off your nighttime nuptials with a big, beautiful blast.
If you are getting married in a spot that plans and hosts a lot of events, they may already be familiar with arranging wedding fireworks. For example, many country clubs allow for fireworks or know how to get special permits so that you can easily add pyrotechnics to your big day. Plus, the wide open expanse of the golf course is perfect for hosting a fireworks show. However, if you are planning an event in your own home or public place you must get permission from your town and the regulations vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The last thing you want is to get ticketed and fined in your first hours of marriage.
Some simple novelty fireworks, such as sparklers and poppers, are not even considered “fireworks” by officials (again, check to make sure what is legal in your area). If you can’t afford a big aerial display of chrysanthemum bursts and sparkling comets in your chosen wedding colors, you can still make a “wow” impression with a simple fireworks display. For example, imagine how spectacular it would be at a destination beach wedding to walk down an “aisle” that is lined with sparklers? Sky lanterns are another unique way to add whimsy and wonder to the wedding; these wedding fireworks are shot up into the sky and open up into illuminated paper lanterns that gently float back down to the ground. And, as you make your getaway to the honeymoon suite, guests can shower you with the confetti from champagne party poppers instead of the traditional but oh-so-tired tossing of rice.
An elaborate for-hire wedding fireworks show can cost upwards of several thousand dollars – literally, the sky is the limit. However, if the bride or groom has a buddy who is a fireworks enthusiast and is willing to step up to the job, a more modestly priced, but still show-stopping display can be created. And, if you are just going the sparklers and party poppers route with your wedding fireworks, you are just looking at a few dollars per guest.