Congratulations if you’ve just got engaged!
Planning your wedding is an exciting experience but unfortunately it comes with a heap of stress, especially for those that don’t plan ahead. Fireworks are almost synonymous with evening entertainment in a fairy tale wedding but as always there are a number of things to consider before you start planning. We have rounded up the top five most important things to consider in order to avoid disappointment and ensure your big day runs smoothly. We’ve been supplying pyrotechnics for over thirty years so you can be confident that we know a thing or two about wedding fireworks!
First and foremost, check that your venue allows fireworks on site because otherwise you’ll end up having to choose between fireworks and your dream venue! If you’re getting married on a farm, chances are you won’t be allowed due to live stock, and residential areas will also restrict them for obvious reasons.
But of course, where there’s a will, there’s a way! Many professional fireworks companies offer their own range of silent fireworks. In plain English this means that you can still light up the skies with an array of beautiful colours without the dramatic noise.
If you’re thinking about doing your own fireworks, think again because 9/10 times the venue will insist on having the fireworks carried out by a professional company simply because they are well trained, aware of safety procedures and not to mention, they guaranteed a fabulous show!
This is by far the most commonly asked question. Quite simply put, the budget is all dependent on the time limit and quality of the display. It will often be recommended to have no more than 4-5 minutes and slightly longer for bigger displays. This is because unlike Bonfire Night, the fireworks won’t be the main focus of the evening so a good 4-5 minutes will go down a treat for your guests!
3. Start planning from early to make it special
If you want your wedding to be unique – a magnificent event that’s spoken about for months to come – the best way is to put your own stamp on it. So take the time to ensure your display will be bespoke made down to the small details. You can choose your own music and professionals will work to choreograph the fireworks so you can watch the pyrotechnics dance to a song that’s dearest to you. Also, you can choose particular sequences to make this display a romantic one including hearts and emojis. To learn more about choosing specific sequences and everything in between in under 10 minutes, watch this video:
4. Time restrictions
It is against the law to set off fireworks between 11 pm to 7 am and although the professional fireworks company will be aware of this, it means you may have to organise the display before the last dance. But as always, there are exceptions to the rule. You can go crazy with pyrotechnics until midnight on Bonfire Night and until 1 AM on New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali!
The risks and hazards associated with fireworks is something well-experienced companies are very familiar with. A number of procedures are put in place to prevent incidents these include venue risk assessment and public liability insurance for all displays so you can enjoy your evening without having to worry. Professionals will also ensure that the fireworks display is located in the safest place possible with a good distance away from spectators.