Sparkler Send Off- Do’s and Dont’s

Here at Keith Watson Events, more and more brides are requesting that the grand exit at their wedding be a sparkler send off with all of their guests. We love the amazing photos that come from it and embrace the unique idea, but here are a few tips on how to make this wedding trend go off without a hitch!

It is important for guests to know what time they should begin gathering for the sparkler send off and where. The DJ or emcee can definitely help by making an announcement when the time comes, but it’s a great idea to have a few signs displayed around the reception area so guests are made aware of the time this is occurring and to get them excited for it!

Packaging the sparklers in a personalized presentation is an easy way to store and display them for guests. Fill a galvanized tub or a wooden crate with these sparkler sets and have them set out in the area the sparkler send off will take place. It is a much more organized and hassle-free way to make sure every guest has a sparkler rather than just passing them out.

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Another VERY important thing to remember if you are interested in having a sparkler send off is the size of the sparkler. Some brides make the mistake of purchasing sparklers that are too short in length. You want the sparkler to be as long as possible. The shorter the sparkler, the less time all of your guests have to get all of them lit at the same time.  This means the bride and groom have a shorter window to make their grand exit as well as a smaller amount of time to capture that amazing photo of the send off.

This process is very choreographed, so it also helps if you have several people in charge of directing all of your guests to begin lighting their sparklers. We recommend having multiple lighters stationed in different areas throughout the area where your guests are gathered. We also find that sparklers light better off of each other, so once one is lit, begin having guests light their sparklers off of the flames of already lit ones.

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Brides – don’t forget to stop and kiss the groom for an amazing photo and memory! How cute are these couples? And what an incredible photo with the sparklers lighting the bride and groom!

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Would you be interested in a sparkler send off at your wedding?

July 4th Decor Inspirations

Every day is a reason to have a party here at Keith Watson Events, but the fourth of July created excitement to get our creative juices flowing and design decor to enhance this celebration of America!

We love that July 4th comes at the perfect time of the year to have a family gathering and enjoy the beautiful summer weather, so why not boost your guests’ experience by adding fun and easy decor to your outdoor table setting!

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This summer season, we continue to fall in love with natural, rustic decor, and we are  inspired by these centerpiece arrangements that are so simple and easy to recreate. White hydrangea, red carnations, and roses were flowers we saw trending when researching decor for this holiday, and we think they really do add a pop of color to enhance the red, white, and blue theme! The mason jars, bottles, and lanterns also give the tablescape a rustic, country feel and work well to hold a nice arrangement of flowers for your guests to enjoy.

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What are some of your July 4th decor ideas??