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#1 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:09 AM

Hello lovely brides and brides-to-be!

 

I am thinking of having sparklers at our wedding.  We get married this June in the Mayan Riviera.

 

My idea was to have everyone light up their sparklers during our first dance.  I am going to make little tags that say "let love sparkle" or "let amor sparkle" since we are trying to do things a little "Spanglish"

 

Does anyone know where you can buy Sparklers in the mayan Riviera?  I'm guessing the Walmart there would have them?? But just wondering if anyone else has succeeded with this. 

 

Also, for any past brides, do you think the sparkler light up would be distracting during the first dance.  I don't expect everyone's undivided attention but I'm hoping that for pictures there are enough sparklers to make it pretty.  At least for sure it would draw a crowd that way. 

 

Would love to hear your thoughts!  :)

 

 



 
 
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#2 smileitseb

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:49 AM

@veryvalentine check with your resort, we are getting our sparklers directly from them for $2 each! could prob find them cheaper tho


58 guests plus bride and groom
Ceremony: Gazebo
Reception: Pool Deck


#3 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:55 AM

Thanks @smileitseb ! ;)

 

I found a decorator in Playa del Carmen that can sell them to me for $1 Canadian each.  I'm thinking of buying about 80 so I was hoping to buy them in packs as I don't want to spend $80 on sparklers...that could be money I could spend on flowers.  *sigh*

 

@calgarybride2015 did you do sparklers?  I'm wondering what the best time would be for them.  I've seen some brides do a send off.  Maybe we could do it at the end when we leave? 


Edited by veryvalentine, 14 April 2015 - 05:59 AM.


 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

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#4 calgarybride2015

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:00 AM

Thanks @smileitseb ! ;)

 

I found a decorator in Playa del Carmen that can sell them to me for $1 Canadian each.  I'm thinking of buying about 80 so I was hoping to buy them in packs as I don't want to spend $80 on sparklers...that could be money I could spend on flowers.  *sigh*

 

@calgarybride2015 did you do sparklers?  I'm wondering what the best time would be for them.  I've seen some brides to a send off.  Maybe we could do it at the end when we leave? 

 

No I didn't do sparklers.    

Timing would depend on a few things -- will you leave before everyone else?  we closed down the party, so by that time a lot of the older folk had left as well as some of the quieter crowd (ie not party animals) so there wouldn't have been everyone to enjoy it.  With that said, maybe a couple ideas:  first dance, entrance into reception

 

Read your other post, I actually think the sparklers would keep people's attention on the dance, because it adds some fun!  hahah seriously I am sure only 1/2 of my guests watched the whole first dance.    And you will be so in your own world you won't even notice them - you will see them, then you will forget they are there! Would make for some pretty pictures :)

 

Where to buy them? no idea, the only bride I can think of on here who used them also rented her decor from the lady in PDC and if memory serves me correct, she got them for the bride.  I would assume Walmart would sell them, but maybe as your WC?

 

Hope that helps some!


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#5 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:05 AM

@calgarybride2015

 

thanks so much for the advice!  I think you are right, first dance would be perfect. 

I usually don't pay attention to first dance myself...but if I can participate or feel a part of it by lighting a sparkler it certainly would keep me more focused!  I'm going to go with this idea!   the tags I'm making will say "let amor sparkle"

 

I was actually going to ask you...what was it like at the end of the night?  I know we are with different hotels..but did you have to do anything?  like deal with the WC?  Did they take down the décor?  I'm used to local weddings where the bride and groom come back the next day or family comes back and takes down some of the décor etc etc. 



 
 
Married on June 20th, 2015 at the Grand Sunset Princess Riviera Gazebo & Reception at the Chill Out with 60 guests
 
 

My planning thread:  http://www.bestdesti...unset-princess/

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#6 smileitseb

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:14 AM

@veryvalentine I'm doing a sendoff but I really love your idea of let love sparkle during the first dance. It will make for some magical pictures :)


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Reception: Pool Deck


#7 veryvalentine

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:17 AM

@smileitseb

 

I think so too.  I at first considered the send off...but I'm picturing a circle on the beach with sparklers and I think it's gonna look amazing if the timing is right.  Our song is really short.  2-3 mins...so that's enough time I think.

 

As CalgaryBride2015 mentioned...who knows if everyone will stick around at the end...and who knows if people will be sober enough operate a lighter?  hahahah.



 
 
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#8 pjay

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:25 AM

Cute! We are doing the same thing as well. I actually contacted one of my vendors (my photographer) and he is going to get them for me at the cost price (not charging me anything extra on top). I think i'm paying around $30 USD for 30 of them and they are the extra long sparklers.

 

Ps. Any idea how you plan on having everyone light them at the same time? I've been thinking about this.


 

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#9 Victoriabride

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

Can you buy them before you leave and bring them with you? Would probably save you a lot of money! And they are small enough should fit into your suitcase! :)



#10 smileitseb

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:45 AM

@Victoriabride you can't take sparklers on the plane :/


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Ceremony: Gazebo
Reception: Pool Deck






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