Shopping for wedding sparklers may seem like a simple task, but there are a lot of different options available. Though there are many different colors of sparklers available, most people stick to standard gold sparklers for their wedding since they don’t create smoke as they burn. With that said, it can still be difficult to decide on which length of wedding sparklers that you want to purchase.
Each different length of sparkler has its own pros and cons, but unless you’re well versed in sparklers it can be difficult to discern which size is best for your needs. And while it may seem inconsequential on the surface, buying the wrong type of wedding sparklers can lead to injury or, at the very least, lackluster performance in the middle of your wedding. With that in mind, here are the features of each size wedding sparkler available as well as what their best uses are.
10 Inch Wedding Sparklers
If buying wedding sparklers that are as cheap as possible is what you’re looking for, then 10 inch ones are the best choice for you. They still come in an elegant box, but they are by far less expensive than their larger counterparts. However, 10 inch wedding sparklers are not very well suited for most activities at a wedding, so they are best used only as a small wedding favor for your guests to use at their own discretion.
20 Inch Wedding Sparklers
20 inch sparklers are by far the most popular size used at weddings, and that’s because they are much more versatile than the 10 inch version. They work great for send-off lines and photos if you are having a relatively small wedding (100 guests or less) because they burn for about a minute and a half each. However, if you are going to have a larger wedding (250 guests or more), it can be a challenge to get all of the sparklers lit in a timely fashion to pull off your grand exit. They are going to cost a little more than the 10 inch version, but they will work much better if you’re planning to use sparklers as part of a wedding activity.
36 Inch Wedding Sparklers
If you want the longest-lasting sparklers that you can buy, then 36 inches is the length that you want. There is no substitute for a sparkler that lasts a long time when you’re performing a send-off line, so something like these gold 36” wedding sparklers are your ideal choice. They last for around 4 minutes each, so you will never have to worry about them burning out too quickly; even for weddings with over 250 guests. However, they will cost a significant amount more than 10 or 20 inch sparklers, so make sure you need something that burns for 4 minutes before you decide to buy them.
As you can see, each length of sparkler has a specific duration that it will burn; and that is how you can decide what length to buy before you start shopping. I always suggest to buy sparklers that last longer than what you think you need because you can always put out a sparkler that is burning for too long; but it’s very difficult to light multiple sparklers for each guests.