LEAVING YOUR WEDDING IN STYLE: TIPS FOR A SPARKLER GRAND EXIT

 

A newlywed couple making their grand exit through a sea of sparklers.

Are you considering using sparklers for your wedding? Sparklers are fun, engaging, and add an additional element of pizzazz to your photos and videos. To assist you in making your grand exit flawless, here are some tips on the best way to have a successful sparkler grand exit! 

Sparkler Size 

Sparklers come in various sizes. For the purpose of a grand exit, you want to be sure to get sparklers that have an adequate burn time. A good rule of thumb is 20 inches for a wedding with 150 guests or less or 36 inches for a larger group. However, it’s always better to go with a longer burn time in case there is a delay.

Organization, Strategy & Finesse

The coordination of your sparkler exit will require a good amount of organization, strategy, and finesse. It is highly recommended that you have your wedding planner or someone from your wedding party designated for this task ahead of time. Guests should be lined up in two rows flanking the exit aisle. For best results, it is recommended that there are at least 5-6 feet between the rows of guests. This will allow the bride and groom to make a comfortable exit without the fear of sparkler related accidents.  

Lighting the Sparklers

There should be plenty of lighters on hand for your guests to light the sparklers in a timely manner. Try to start lighting sparklers for guests in the order that the couple will pass them (light sparklers for guests closest to the couple and move down the line from there). Do NOT attempt to light all the sparklers at once as this can cause an explosive reaction that can cause serious injury to anyone in the immediate vicinity. Also, make sure to have buckets of water nearby so the sparklers can be put out safely once the grand exit has ended.

Tips From a Yours Truly Media Photographer

1. Be sure to walk slowly and on an even plane with the photographer/videographer. If one person gets too ahead of the other, then it’ll be hard to get both people in focus. Some couples tend to get really excited and run down the aisle, but this creates fewer opportunities for great moments, and it’s hard for the photographer/videographer to keep up because they are running backward trying to capture the best moments. 

2. Midway through the exit is always the perfect point to stop for a kiss, which makes for a dramatically epic moment.

The Radiant Glow of Happiness and Sparklers 

Sparklers are not only fun but can add aesthetic value to your wedding photos. They naturally light up the scene, so the newlyweds are in focus and well lit, especially in an evening setting! Visually, they are an incredible way to wrap up the night and end the celebration with a bang. 

Overall, a sparkler grand exit is a great moment to capture the happy couple and all their guests in a moment of pure enthusiasm. 


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