When most couples plan their wedding reception, they are imagining it taking place at night. While most receptions do take place in the evening hours, the most popular time of year to have a wedding is in the summer months; which means much longer hours of light than during other times of the year. In some places in the United States, it can stay light out until almost 10:00pm during July and August, and that means it won’t be dark outside when you use your wedding sparklers during your reception.
Fortunately, it is possible to use wedding sparklers during the day if you choose the right type and have a venue that can accommodate your needs.
If you’re going to use sparklers at your wedding at all, you need to make sure you choose the right outdoor wedding venue for that purpose. First off, they need to allow the use of wedding sparklers on the property, but you also want to make sure there is an outdoor area that is free of obstacles and flammable objects like furniture and plant life so it is a safe event. You don’t want something terrible to happen because you chose the wrong setup for your outdoor wedding venue.
Many wedding sparklers these days are designed to be smokeless so you can use them indoors safely. This is your best option for a daytime wedding because you can control the amount of light in the room so your sparklers are easy to see. Just like with the outdoor venue, you need to make sure that you can use them as part of your rental agreement. As long as sparklers are allowed at your indoor wedding venue, you can have a great experience and forget the hassles of dealing with ambient light altogether.
The Right Sparklers
If you find yourself outside with natural sunlight during your reception and still want to use wedding sparklers, you need to make sure you have the right ones. You’ll need them to be as bright as possible, so the best option is 36” wedding sparklers for use during daylight hours. Since they are long they will burn for almost 4 minute, but that isn’t the real incentive to use them during the day. They are also much thicker in their construction, so they burn three times as bright as sparklers that are half of their size. That means they will be bright enough to see and capture in pictures even if you light one at high noon.
Though sparklers are usually considered a nighttime item, you can easily use them during the day at your wedding. By choosing the right venue and the right type of sparklers, using them during your daytime wedding will be just as rewarding as if you used them at night.