If you choose to tie the knot during one of the three major summer holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day, you can easily add a little more sparkle to your special day. The sparkle I am talking about does not come from a jewelry store. I am talking about fireworks!

Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day are all usually celebrated with fireworks. Having your wedding during one of these holidays easily allows the bride and groom to add sparklers or a fireworks show to their evening. Just as a reminder not all venues allow for sparklers or fireworks, so if you are interested in having them make sure to check with the venue managers when you are first visiting the venues. 

Sparklers. Sparklers are a fun option that allows your guests to share in the fun of your big day. They can be tied into the evening with your guests holding them outside of the church or when the happy couple departs from the reception. Large sparklers allow for them to stay sparkling while the couple depart and offer great pictures. When shopping for sparklers if you search using the term “wedding sparklers” you will find the ones you need.  
Fireworks. Another great option is to have an end of the evening fireworks show. This will help provide a nice closure to the evening and offer a great entertainment value while incorporating the summer holiday subtly into your big day. An easy way to set this up without having to coordinate your own show is to hold your event near a place that is already having a firework show.  In many large cities like Washington D.C. and New York City a huge firework display is already set up along the water fronts. If you can book a venue for your big day with a perfect view of the show then you don’t have to worry about any liability associated with fireworks.  If you don’t have that option you can still set up your own show. 
SAFETY FIRST! Just make sure that you work with the venue when planning to use sparklers so that they can plan on having sand buckets and water on hand to help extinguish the sparklers. As the bride and groom you also want to make sure that you have enough space to walk through the sparklers without being too close, so plan accordingly. If you are hosting a firework show make sure that the guests are viewing the show from a safe distance. It is also important that the firework show is being staffed by responsible third party vendors. You wouldn’t want a family member that has been parting all night to be in charge of the firework show now would you.

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04/16/2013 3:50pm

Nice touch! Stumble across your website doing an image search for a presentation I was writing. Decided to take a detour to check out your site as I have a wedding coming up in December of 2014 and have been looking for ways to make it that much more fun and unique for our guests. Keep up the good work. Definitely signing up. :)

04/16/2013 5:34pm

Thanks Dauphine! I hope my site is able to help you with your wedding planning and let me know if there is a topic you would like to see covered to help you in your wedding planning! Congrats!!


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