Stuart from Firework Crazy gives some advice on fireworks at a wedding.
Fireworks are a popular feature at weddings all across the world. Here in the United Kingdom they’ve become a much loved wedding feature as more people embrace fireworks throughout the year and not just from Bonfire Night until New Year.
Fireworks can provide the perfect end to your wedding day as well as provide a source of entertainment during your party or reception. Avoid these mistakes to ensure your fireworks go off with a bang and not a whimper.
No Noise Considerations
You need to think about the noise fireworks make on a number of fronts:
- Will they potentially annoy your wedding guests?
- Will they disturb anyone not at your wedding but at the same location, for example if your holding your ceremony at a country estate or hotel.
- Is your wedding venue close to a residential area?
Unless you opt exclusively for low noise fireworks, which will still create an incredible display, you might find it difficult to keep the noise down. Our advice in this instance would be to simply avoid whistlers, they can be louder and much more irritating than a regular bang.
Bigger fireworks = better display? Okay, we’ll give you that one.
Bigger budget, more fireworks, and a longer display = better display? Not always the case.
You can have a brilliant firework display at your wedding that lasts as little as two minutes. Seven to ten minutes is a fairly typical display length, while anything over 12-15 minutes might start to feel too long.
You do not necessarily need to spend a lot of money to enjoy a fireworks display. Even professional firework displays are available reasonably cheaply, while if you decide to do it yourself you might get a better display buying cakes and other types of multi-shot firework rather than expensive, though admittedly exciting, big rockets.
Factor “quality over quantity” into your fireworks buying, too.
Thinking You Can’t Do It Yourself
You don’t need to hire a professional fireworks display company to host your display. Yes, they offer expertise and a unique experience if you’re looking for a display set to music, for example, but if you just want fireworks you can – subject to any rules set out by your wedding venue – do it yourself with relative ease.
Some display companies provide self-firing fireworks packages, allowing you to get amazing quality fireworks along with a remote ignition kit to hold your own display.
Paying Over the Odds
It is easy to pay way more than you should for a fireworks display. The trick here is to shop around and make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Look for fireworks companies that provide you with one price for the full display. Avoid any that charge by the minute for a display; you’ll spend more but won’t see an improvement in the quality of your display or the fireworks used.
Avoiding Mistakes when Planning Your Wedding Fireworks
Avoiding these mistakes when planning your wedding fireworks will save you money, ensure you have a brilliant display, and help you avoid upsetting or irritating anyone. Ensure you use The Wedding Gateway to help you get the most out of your wedding day.
Fireworks Crazy are a premium fireworks display and eCommerce website providing fireworks online and from their showroom all year round from some of the UK’s leading brands including the award winning ‘Brothers Pyrotechnics’, ‘Absolute Fireworks’ and more.
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