As the Fourth of July came and went (why does that happen so fast!?) and we all celebrated fully from Nashville to Miami, it is time to talk about a wedding trend continuing its popularity: fireworks! There are various ways to incorporate the spark into your big day, but there are also important guidelines to consider when planning a firework show. There are various details that need to be discussed with your planner, vendor, and venue before committing to a professional firework team.
1. First of all, price. A firework display can range from $2,000 to $200,000 depending on location, scale, and quality you are looking for. Now if you don’t have a budget to chock up $2,000, consider doing a smaller scale- such as sparklers. Sparklers are still an amazing detail to have when leaving your reception and they are relatively inexpensive and easy to get a hold of. Of course, be careful with sparklers as well. Yet, if you do have the budget, research with different companies in your area to discuss what exactly you are looking for and how much that vision would cost to bring to life.
2. Location is also very important. Depending on where you get married also determines your ability to shoot off fireworks. If you get married outside at a country club or somewhere near water, the limits are usually endless. However, if you are in a city, residential area, or inside- it can be a little more difficult. This is when it is best to consult with the venue to determine if it is possible. It is also a good idea to contact a pyrotech to meet with you and the venue so they can better explain the logistics of the fireworks so everyone is aware of the process and safety concerns.
3. When meeting with a firework company, be sure to ask for both sample videos of their work and ask important questions like what happens if it rains? Can you still shoot them off? This is why working with a professional is so important when it comes to having fireworks at your wedding. You want to make sure the show is both what you expected and safe for your guests. Many professionals have equipment that can survive rain but it varies by company, so do be sure to ask.
Of course, nothing screams celebration like fireworks and I find them a great addition to your wedding day. I hope you all got out and enjoyed some this weekend! Happy Fourth!