Tips to use fireworks in your wedding photos


Having fireworks at your wedding reception is the ultimate entertainment for your guests and brings a sense of occasion to the most important day of your lives.

Speak to your wedding venue

Firstly ask your venue if fireworks are allowed. Many venues have different rules including using only low noise fireworks. Secondly consider the time of year that your wedding will take place. Winter months are perfect for timing but keep in mind how late in the evening it gets dark in the summer months especially between June to August.

The perfect length of time for your display is between 5-10 minutes, always remember that the display is only part of your evening’s entertainment. An intense spectacle of effects, colours and bursts synchronised to a few of your favourite romantic songs will leave lasting memories to all and create the most beautiful wedding photos for your album.

Speak to your wedding photographer

Make sure you inform the photographer and videographer that you are having fireworks and at what time so they can orchestrate some stunning footage. A good wedding photographer should be prepared to deal with any kind of lighting scenario on the wedding day. However low light and nighttime photos do require some more skills and often more gear according to Doncaster wedding photographer. Equally if your guests are providing the evening photographs then ensure they have prime position to capture the moment.

If fireworks are not allowed at your venue or out of your budget range there are other options which will still allow you to create that top-of the-night-effect.


Sky lanterns and wedding sparklers are just as romantic and you can include as little or as many guests as you like. Always check with your venue first to see if they allow Sky lanterns.

Wedding sparklers can also make great favours and there are various ways you can display them to suit your theme. Photographers can work wonders with sparklers and whether you want to create a line of well wishers or spell out letters or shapes with the sparks you can rest assured your photographs will capture the moment beautifully.

Another cost effective solution to outside lighting is wax torches. Dotted around the grass on a summer evening once the sun has set, a warming distraction to guests during the winter as they participate in your chosen activity or simply to line the path for guests in the garden. They are long lasting, low ash, low wax dripping and low smoke.

Finally as the day comes to an end, well wishers are lined up at the front of your venue and you and your loved one are in the car ready to bid everyone a fond farewell for the night, why not add one more sparkling surprise to create the perfect finale to the best day of your life? Twenty sparkling silver fountains set alongside the driveway for your departure.

Does it all not sound like stunning wedding photography?


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