Nothing adds drama to an occasion like a spectacular fireworks display, and including fireworks in your wedding day is becoming increasingly popular. Depending on the time of day and the season that you get married, you could have a firework display at the end of the ceremony, at the beginning of your reception, or as you make your grand departure.
Aren’t wedding fireworks expensive?
Although the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ does ring true, professional wedding firework displays are more affordable than they used to be. There are various factors that will affect the price of your firework display:
The length of the display
The longer the firework display the more expensive it will be. Remember that although guests will enjoy watching a firework display, it will lose its impact after a short time and they will want to return to eating, drinking, dancing or chatting. A display of five to ten minutes will be enough to delight your guests without costing you a fortune. It’s better to have a short, high quality display, than a longer one with fewer simultaneous sequences.
The variety of effects and sequences
The more complex and spectacular the firework display the more expensive it will be. Work with your chosen pyrotechnic team to make sure they are basing the display on your favourite fireworks and effects, which may not necessarily be the most expensive ones.
The degree of customisation
Most suppliers of wedding fireworks have standard displays that come at a fixed price. Having a customised display, such as one that only uses the colours of your wedding theme, may be beautiful but it will generally be pricier.
Whether the display is set to music
Music brings a firework display to life, and having a professional fireworks display choreographed to ‘your song’ can be incredibly romantic. However, having a new display set to music will be very expensive. Using a song that the supplier has already produced a firework display for will greatly reduce your costs
Wedding fireworks – alternatives and extra surprises
You may think that you need an outdoor venue and a dark night sky to include fireworks in your wedding, but it is possible to have limited indoor fireworks, such as silver fountains in the centre of the tables. Always check with the venue before you book these.
Low noise fireworks
If your venue has noise restrictions, or you just don’t like loud bangs it is possible to have quiet displays specially designed.
Either before, after, or during a firework display, it can be a lovely touch to have your and your new husband’s names or initials written in fire, either side of a flaming heart.
Wedding firework displays are often booked as a surprise for the couple, perhaps by a close friend or relative. Most pyrotechnic companies will work with the venue to stage a surprise display, and will use unmarked vehicles and safety gear when setting up.