The Sparkler Wedding Exit (A guide 2021)
The wedding exit of the couple is a final goodbye by wedding guests as they leave to spend their first night together. Traditionally, rice or birdseed would be thrown on them; however, many modern weddings utilize other items such as sparklers, streamers, bells, bubbles or confetti in order for there not being any trace that says “wedding reception” once it’s over! But in my career, sparklers have definitely been the most used.
Should I Fake the Sparkler Wedding Exit?
Sometimes the “actual exit” at the end of evening is not always possible. Some couples may have booked their photo/video team only for a few hours at the reception. Having a professional photographer/videographer for your big day is so important! Sometimes vendors contractually obligated only until the end of wedding may need an early exit, while other family members might want more time at their own celebration or event before heading off on vacation themselves – but either way it’s nice when they can contribute in some fashion too and share these special moments with us as well
When you need to exit a building quickly, it’s important that your escape route is clear and free from obstacles. You might think staging an “exit” will take up all of the time in preparation but sometimes this can actually save more precious moments later on when things go south!.
That Movie exit
Movies often depict the stereotypical “just married” scene. The bride and groom exit a chapel with music playing, doves flying away in their wedding attire while guests toss rice or birdseed at them as they walk towards an awaiting car adorned by signs that read ‘just wedded’. But it’s just not like that, not that I’ve seen anyways!
The Location of your wedding sparkler exit
Weddings can take place in many locations, and some of the most common are at either your main entrance or an area near it. If your ceremony location is separate from reception, other applicable places would include a parking lot near an open field. When deciding on this part about planning a wedding event, the most important thing is finding out what works best with people who’ll attend! Always consult with your photo/video team because they may have been to the venue before and know the best place to do it.
Always consult with your photographer/videographer about the best location; no matter what site you choose for your wedding sparkler exit and send off, the area must have room to accommodate large crowds. Some venues only allow couples to use in designated areas, making this decision easier! I always suggest a location where the only light is coming from the sparklers, and the background is dark, which makes the line of people and the couple POP in the video.
What Size Sparklers and get and how should I light them?
So, you want a grand exit at your wedding. That’s the best way to go! It looks great on video (especially in slow motion), and it is always great to end your wedding. Sparklers are great for making things exciting and memorable so let’s discuss what size is right for you.
Twenty-four (24) inches (THE BIG ONES) sparklers are perfect if you’re planning a large wedding. They last nearly four-five minutes each, giving each guest ample time to make their exit line and giving us videographers and photographers enough to get what we want without feeling rushed or crowded. Just remember about how long it takes for everyone to get ready; The small sparklers won’t last long enough if you have more than 40 ppl so all opt for the biggest ones you can get
Lighting your wedding sparklers exit line is a crucial part of planning. You need to get them all lit in a timely fashion, which means that as soon as you land one, it’s time-sensitive and will start fizzling out quickly if not dealt with properly! Having a good photo/video team there will help guide everyone in the right direction to get the best out of the sparkler exit.
You can quickly light several sparklers using candles or blowtorches. The large open flames will allow you to do this without much hassle and make your way down the line of firework launchers as soon as possible! Other ignition sources such as matches take a long time, making them inefficient for our purpose here. The great idea is to use two different lighting methods: one with an even smaller flame that gets close enough (like a candle) and another more potent on a high-temperature metal object.
- Always consult with the venue first. Are you allowed to do it? Can you do
- Make sure it can be done safely
- Check with your photo/video team as to the best options
- Make sure you photo/video team will be there
- Fake it if you need to
- Get the most oversized sparklers you can find
- Have fun
I hope this definitive guide to using sparklers for your wedding exit will put all the guesswork out there. These tips are based on my personal experiences as a Brisbane wedding videographer