The excitement of fireworks for any celebration is sure to get the Oohs and Ahhs. And for a wedding this display of fireworks is sure to not only thrill your guests but also surprise them. Fireworks for a wedding can take on many different forms such as sparklers when the couple leave the reception, fountain cones to announce an afterglow party outdoors or the large displays we love as kids and wish would never end, or as adults you wished the finale was done all the time for 10-15 minutes.
There are a few things you need to consider when having fireworks at your wedding, don’t assume you can have fireworks anywhere:
Indoor or Outdoor Pyrotechnics
Clearing radius around the take off of the fireworks.
City, Town or County Permit
Fire Marshall Approval
When is sunset?
Time limit when they need to be completed
Noise restrictions (booms) after a certain time in the evening.
How do you introduce fireworks:
Most displays are done at the end of the reception when the bride and groom leave or when the reception comes to an end. Here is something we did for a wedding and the guests really enjoyed it and once again gave them a surprise after the fireworks ended.
At the end of the dinner, the guests were ushered outside for an after dinner glass of champagne and toast from the bride and groom to their guests thanking them for spending their glorious day with them to celebrate their marriage. As the guests raised their glass to say cheers, the first fireworks shot into the sky. Following the finale, guests returned to their dinner to find the table stripped of dirty dishes and freshly re-set with a piece of wedding cake, chocolate truffle and a cordial.
What a finale!