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I would love to have fireworks going off during my first dance, but am not sure how to time this correctly! I was planning of having the ceremony start at 5 (but could be later). Figure it goes for 30-45 minutes. Then cocktail hour till 6:30/6:45ish. I checked and it's not supposed to get dark till right before 8:00. I thought as soon as the cocktail hour ends, everyone is led to the reception area, then we are announced and immediately go into the first dance. If it's not dark yet, when do we do ithuh.gif Or am I better off starting the ceremony at 6 and moving everything up an hour. Still not sure if that would work- fireworks look best when it's really dark out, not just after the sun went down. For those of you who have had them, what did you do? Thanks so much for any advice you can give!

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I had one more thought about this... what about doing fireworks during the cake cutting? That would ensure that it was dark enough by then... does anyone have any thoughtshuh.gif When did others do the fireworkshuh.gif

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You lucky thing being able to AFFORD fireworks. LOL!

 

I think theres one other bride here that I've seen that did them, but I'm not sure of her name. Maybe do a search? I think, really you would be fine with anything after the sun really set, but I think doing them for your first dance would be really something.

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I was thinking of ending our reception with the fireworks, it would be my surprise to everyone if I can fit it in my budget. That way it's definitely a great finale to the day and it will definitely be dark.

 

Can I ask what vendor you're using?

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What resort are you doing your wedding. Im going with Moon Palace and the fireworks are included with my wedding package, but it just says after the ceremony... I didnt know you can pick when to do it!!

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I don't think I can afford the fireworks so I have been thinking we would use sparklers.

I think its way cool and will definitely be looking into that.

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Hi Cwelch, I'm going with MP as well and my package includes the fireworks. I had my wedding specialist ask the WC at MP if I can have my fireworks towards the end of the reception as a grand finale and the WC at MP stated that the fireworks can not be moved from the ceremony area because that's where the set up is. I'm planning to have my reception right next to the ceremony area. She never gave a clear answer to my question so my guess is that it can be done. I didn't ask to move them, just do it in the evening. Any MP brides able to answer this question??

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Originally Posted by DiamondGirl View Post
Hi Cwelch, I'm going with MP as well and my package includes the fireworks. I had my wedding specialist ask the WC at MP if I can have my fireworks towards the end of the reception as a grand finale and the WC at MP stated that the fireworks can not be moved from the ceremony area because that's where the set up is. I'm planning to have my reception right next to the ceremony area. She never gave a clear answer to my question so my guess is that it can be done. I didn't ask to move them, just do it in the evening. Any MP brides able to answer this question??

I heard one bride say that her fireworks were at her reception. I'm having the ceremony athe Bugambilias Gazebo and the reception afterward at the Bugambilias Terrace. I don't think they will have a problem doing the fireworks at the reception site when it's right next to each other...

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I am so on the fence about the fireworks. At first this was something we were really interested in but then after talking to the WC she said that if it rains and they are not able to shoot off the fireworks we do not get reimbursed. I just cant justify spending over $1000 for something that is not guaranteed. Any suggestions?!?!

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I do think the fireworks going off during the first dance sounds fantastic, maybe something I think about as with others my fireworks are provided in my package

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