Many couples have the desire to use sparklers at their wedding, but there are currently a lot of options on the market that can make it very difficult to decide on what you should buy. There are many different color options available, as well as sparklers in various shapes and lengths to confuse the situation even further. Since very few of us are “experts” on the subject of sparklers, it can be almost impossible to make an informed decision. Fortunately, choosing sparklers for your wedding really isn’t as difficult as it appears provided that you understand the different types and their purposes. Here’s a quick overview to help educate you so you can decide which type will work best for your wedding.
If you’ve already started browsing for wedding sparklers, you’ve probably noticed that you can get them in any color that you can imagine. From the classic red, green, and blue sparklers you use during the summer to wacky neon colors, the only limitation is your own imagination. Choosing color sparklers is great if you are planning a color-based wedding theme for your celebration. Though most people choose gold for their wedding sparklers, having a specific color can really make your wedding theme come together.
Most of us are familiar with the classic “stick” design that most sparklers adhere to, but there are plenty of other options out there if you are more adventurous. You can get sparklers in a huge selection of shapes like stars, hearts, or even numbers if you want to write out your wedding date. Shaped sparklers are often much more expensive than the traditional stick type, but if money isn’t a problem and you want something unique for your wedding, they are an excellent option.
Now to the bread and butter of wedding sparklers; the classic gold “stick” variety. These are the sparklers that we all know and love, but they come in a variety of different lengths. The three most common sizes are 10 inch, 20 inch, and 36 inch, and each has a purpose depending on your budget and how you want to use the sparklers during your ceremony or reception. If you are on a tight budget, the 10 inch version is by far the least expensive. If you are planning to use them for photos and want them to burn a little longer, the 20 inch version is a great choice. But, if you plan to use them for a grand entrance or exit like most couples, there’s no substitute for the 36 inch sparklers.
The best feature of the classic gold wedding sparkler is that they are designed to be smokeless. That means that if you’re looking for sparklers for an indoor wedding, the classic gold style is your only option because all others create too much smoke and ash to be used indoors safely. Though most couples want to use their sparklers outdoors, only the gold version will do for those who want to step outside the norm.
By knowing how you want to use your wedding sparklers and what your budget is, it’s actually quite easy to figure out which ones will work best for you. And remember, any sparklers will steal the show at your wedding, so there’s really no reason to spend a fortune or beat yourself up over the decision; just pick whatever is in front of you and you should be just fine.