Step 1: Safety First
First, make sure to hold the cannon with the top pointing up! There should be an upwards arrow that indicates which side is the top. The twisting portion is always on the bottom! Next, make sure to stand a safe distance from other people and objects. Confetti cannons pop with power so it's important to keep safety in mind. Never aim confetti poppers at another person.
Step 2: Get Ready
With your twisting hand grasp the bottom portion of the cannon, specifically the bottom 2-3 inches. With the opposite hand, hold on to the top portion of the cannon. We also recommend making sure that the bottom of the cannon is not pointed towards your body, in case the recoil force catches you by surprise, so it’s best to hold them straight up or to the side.
Step 3: Twist
Once you are ready to pop, firmly twist the bottom of the confetti cannon as depicted by the arrow. You might have to twist with a bit of force, but it should twist smoothly. Be prepared for a loud pop! It might catch you by surprise how powerful they are.
Step 4: Celebrate
Finally, enjoy the confetti and celebrate with your friends and family! And don't forget to take lots of pictures! By now you should be a confetti cannon pro, ready to use them on any occasion!
MISTAKE #1 NOT CHECKING WITH YOUR VENUE
Before you purchase any sparklers, check with your venue to make sure they allow wedding sparklers. Unfortunately, some venues do not allow them. So, make sure you double check with your venue and ask first!
(Sparklers are not returnable; you have to have a special license to ship sparklers. So, you wouldn’t be able to ship them back to us.)
MISTAKE #2: NOT ORDERING YOUR SPARKLERS IN TIME
Sparklers are classified as hazardous material and can only be shipped by ground shipping only. This prevents us from being able to offer any kind of rush delivery, so make sure to have plenty of time for your sparklers to get to you before your wedding.
Unfortunately, we cannot overnight them because sparklers are not allowed to be shipped via air. All of our orders are sent out by UPS ground shipping only. Due to USDOT regulations, this is the only way they can be shipped. Please allow 2-10 business days to receive your order. We recommend ordering your sparklers a month in advance.
MISTAKE #3: DON’T OVER BUY
We recommend ordering 25% less than your RSVP guest count. Keep in mind there will be a few guests who may choose to leave early. Such as grandparents, guest traveling, and parents with babysitters at home. Everyone won’t stay until the end. Keep this in mind when choosing your wedding exit timeline. Some couples even plan a “fake exit.”
MISTAKE #4: DON’T ORDER THE WRONG SIZE SPARKLER
Make sure you purchase the right size sparkle for your wedding. The last thing you want to happen is to invest in wedding sparklers, then they burn out too quickly. We recommend using our 20” sparkler for guests of 150 or less. This sparkler lasts two minutes and will be the perfect amount of time for your grand exit. For crowds larger than 200, we recommend our 36” sparkler, because this sparkler burns for minutes and will allow plenty of time for everyone to get their sparkler lit in time and still have time for extra photos!
We don’t recommend using our 10” sparklers for wedding exits.
MISTAKE #5: NO ANNOUNCEMENT
We recommend making an announcement for a few reasons. First, you’ll want as many guests as possible to be present for your sparkler exit, so let them know what time it’s happening so they stick around. You can do this by having a sparkler display sign out on the welcome table when they arrive.
Second, we recommend having someone help you coordinate your sparkler exit. Someone you trust to make a quick announcement to guests and help light the first few sparklers. It’s always a good idea to let guests know to hold their sparklers still and upright and how to properly dispose of the sparklers.
We also recommend designating a couple of people to help ensure fire precautions are taken and all sparklers have been properly distinguished before leaving the reception.
MISTAKE #6: YOU FORGOT YOUR LIGHTER
Do not forget your butane torch lighter! We recommend packing it with your sparklers. You can purchase these lighters at your local corner store or Walgreens/CVS. Make sure you give the lighter to your wedding planner or the person who is helping you coordinate your sparkler sendoff. This could be a bridesmaid’s duty!
MISTAKE #7: NOT HAVING A DISPOSABLE BUCKET TO THROW AWAY YOUR SPARKLERS
This is very important to remember. Guests will need a place to throw away their wedding sparkler once it burns out. We recommend using a large galvanized steel trash can. Ask your venue if they have one, or if you will have to provide one. They can be thrown in the garbage once they’re completely cool. If you throw sparklers in the trash before they’re cool, it’s a fire hazard. Do not throw sparklers on the ground, they can cause a stain on the ground.
MISTAKE #8: YOU NEED MORE SPACE
Make sure you plan ahead of time where you’re going to have your sparkler exit. Make sure it’s in an open outdoor location away from anything potentially flammable or hazardous, for obvious reasons. Also, make sure there is enough space for guests to form two lines, and a wide aisle for you to walk down the center of together.
If you don’t have enough space, have your guest just stand together behind you holding their sparklers while you guys stand front and center. This is a great way to remember everyone who celebrated with you on your wedding day! Group photo, everyone!
MISTAKE #9: NOT TELLING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
And, last but not least… make sure you get plenty of photos of your grand exit! Make sure you communicate with your photographer that you're planning on having a sparkler exit. You can also plan a quick practice run through together. This will also help them prepare to capture that magical moment on our wedding day.
We recommend ordering your sparklers a month in advance.
How to plan for shipping times?
Please allow 2-10 business days to receive your order. Sparklers can only be shipped via ground shipping only, so make sure to leave plenty of time for them to get to you before your wedding.
We will ship your order the same day it is ordered if placed before 3pm central time or the following day if after 3pm. Orders on Saturday or Sunday will be shipped the following Monday. We ship orders daily from Texas.
Can you ship sparklers overnight?
Unfortunately, we cannot overnight them because sparklers are not allowed to be shipped via air. Sparklers are classified as hazardous material and can only be shipped by ground shipping. This prevents us from being able to offer any kind of rush delivery.
All of our orders are sent out by UPS ground shipping only. Due to USDOT regulations, this is the only way they can be shipped.
Can sparklers be taken on a plane?
Absolutely not! They cannot be checked in luggage or carried on the plane in your carry-on luggage.
Let’s face it, there is a slight fear you have about having sparklers at your wedding. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back every step of the way. Here is a list of some tips that you might find helpful for your big day.
Tip: Have a large metal bucket or trash bin to dispose of the sparklers. Do not throw the sparklers on the ground.
If you need help coordinating your sparkler exit, or have any questions, please give us a call at (979) 777-6801.
Most brides will order one for everyone and simply enjoy the leftovers if there are any. Our sparklers last up to 3-5 years if they are stored in a dry area. Sparklers can’t get wet.
We recommend ordering 25% less than your RSVP guest count. Keep in mind there will be a few guests who may choose to leave early. Such as grandparents, guest traveling, and parents with babysitters at home. Everyone won’t stay until the end. Keep this in mind when choosing your wedding exit timeline.
If you are using them for your first dance, then we suggest our 36” Sparkler and only one sparkler per guest. Since our 36” Sparkler burn for minutes it’s the perfect sparkler to use for your outdoor first dance.
We don’t recommend using our 10” Sparkles for a wedding exit.
The question every bride wants to know. Honestly, it all comes down to personal preference. Here are some quick tips below to help you decide what size sparkler is right for you.
Our 20″ Sparklers are perfect for weddings of around 100-150 people because they last for two minutes! That’s just enough time for all of your guests to light their sparklers and for you to make your grand exit! Our 20″ sparklers are also great for birthday parties and other celebrations!
Our 36” Sparklers are the biggest and longest lasting sparkler you can find anywhere. They burn for 5 minutes! That’s right, we said five minutes. This is the perfect sparkler for you brides who want to make sure they capture their grand exit moment! We recommend using this sparkler for crowds larger than 150 and more. Five minutes allows for plenty of time for everyone to light their sparkler and have time for sparkler exit while taking a few extra photos at the end!
Heart Sparklers are the perfect prop to use during photos with your one and only, or even your bridesmaids! They burn for 60 seconds making them the perfect photo prop to add to all your special wedding moments!
Our 10” sparklers are best for kiddos and for cake toppers. The perfect sparkler for a New Year’s Eve celebration, or birthday party. This sparkler is perfect for intimate moments with a small crowd. Our 10” sparklers burn for 30 seconds.
Our Star Sparklers burn for 30 seconds also making them perfect for a New Year’s Eve party!
Also, some wedding venues have sparkler size requirements, so we highly recommend asking them before you order. Sparkles are not returnable.
If you have any questions, or need help decide please give us a call at (979) 777-6801.
We know you have a multitude of choices when it comes to selecting your sparklers for your big day and believe it or not, not all sparklers are created equal!
Well, here at Broadway Bridal, your safety and satisfaction are our number one concern. As such, we only offer the highest quality and safest sparklers. All of our sparklers are chlorate and perchlorate free making them the safest sparkler option available on the market – especially if we’re shipping to you!
Our sparklers have also been formulated and tested with the perfect balance of fuel, oxidizer and binder to offer the slowest available burn time with maximum sparkle effects!
By using a more stable and safer oxidizer in combination with a precise amount of binder not only can we offer slower and consistent burn times from sparkler to sparkler, but the effect is virtually smokeless!
Read more info about our sparklers here.
The wonderful thing about Wedding Sparklers is that you can use them however you wish. There are many fun ways to incorporate sparklers during your big day! Looking to capture that “wedding glow” moment? Well this is the way and we’ve got your back!
Read below for some great ideas on how to use sparklers for your wedding day.
The most traditional way to use sparklers for your wedding is during your Grand Exit. This is also called a “sparkler sendoff.” The moment you’re ready to leave, to say goodbye to your guest and start living your happily ever after with yours truly. Before you jet set off to your honeymoon, take this moment to share with your family and friends by celebrating with sparklers.
Is your first dance outside? We highly recommend using sparklers during your first dance. Have your guest surround you in a circle during your first dance with their sparklers lit in hand. Talk about a magical moment! Not only does this create a romantic glow, but the photos always turn out amazing! Our 36” sparklers are the best option for a first dance moment. They sparkle for 5 minutes long! Yes, this is the longest lasting sparkler you will find anywhere and it’s the perfect amount of sparkle time during your first dance.
Some couples use sparklers as a fun way to be introduced into their reception room. Let’s get this party started! The bride and groom have arrived.
Another small way to incorporate sparklers is on top of your wedding cake. We recommend using our smaller 10” sparklers for cakes. Using sparklers outdoors is always recommended. The last thing you want to deal with on your wedding day is setting off any smoke alarms.
We don’t recommend using sparklers as a favor to your guests. Sparklers are not allowed in airports and we wouldn’t want your guest to accidentally pack it in their suitcase. That would not be a good way to end a wedding celebration.
I hope some of these suggestions help inspire you to create your own magical moment for your wedding day. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can help you.
We would love the opportunity to make your wedding sparkle!
We know you have a multitude of choices when it comes to selecting your sparklers for your big day and believe it or not, not all sparklers are created equal! So, we’ve put together this article to detail how sparklers work and showcase the differences between the many options available in an effort to help you find the highest quality, brightest burning and safest sparkler for your special day.
Let’s start with the chemistry of a sparkler. Don’t worry, we won’t go too deep but if you are the type who is interested in a deeper dive into the chemistry of a sparkler then check out the article the team over at Compound Interest has put together by clicking the link here.
Sparklers are comprised of 4 parts. A shaft, metal fuel, binder and an oxidizer. The shaft is typically wood or iron and is coated with the other 3 components. There are several different metal fuels and they are responsible for the color of the sparks and the sparks themselves. Some of the most common metal fuels are iron, magnesium and even titanium. The binder keeps everything suspended and coated to the shaft and also helps to slow the reaction making the sparkler burn longer. A typical binder found in most sparklers is dextrin.
The oxidizer is what makes the magic happen. The reaction we see when a sparkler burns is an oxidative reaction, and this is supplemented via the oxidizer. The most common oxidizers are metal nitrates, chlorates and perchlorates. These oxidizers are often used in aerial fireworks as well. Of these oxidizers the chlorates and perchlorates are the most volatile while nitrates tend to be more stable.
So, now that we have your head spinning you might be asking yourself, how does this help me in choosing the right sparklers for me? Well, here at Broadway Bridal, your safety and satisfaction are our number one concern. As such, we only offer the highest quality and safest sparklers. All of our sparklers are chlorate and perchlorate free making them the safest sparkler option available on the market – especially if we’re shipping to you! Our sparklers have also been formulated and tested with the perfect balance of fuel, oxidizer and binder to offer the slowest available burn time with maximum sparkle effects! By using a more stable and safer oxidizer in combination with a precise amount of binder not only can we offer slower and consistent burn times from sparkler to sparkler, but the effect is virtually smokeless!
We hope we have been able to share some meaningful information and have helped make your sparkler selection a little easier!