Planning Your Wedding Fireworks
Remember that most displays will be shown off to best advantage if it is dark. Check sunset times for your day and work forward from there.
Consider the ramifications of wind, rain etc. Will your guests need clothing/umbrellas/footwear to ‘cope comfortably’? In the event of heavy rain and your fireworks display cannot take place, ensure you’ve spoken to your the fireworks company in advance of what usually happens in this situation.
There are a few days in the year when restrictions are lifted but unless you are getting married on one of these days you will need to make sure that you finish by 11pm.
Wedding Venue Stipulations
Check that the relevant local authority allows your venue to have fireworks – some local and district councils who ban fireworks because of environmental issues that have nothing to do with your wedding but will impact it nonetheless. Your firework company many need to get in touch with the local council if the actual display is being set up a distance away from the venue (in the park opposite, for example).
Most venues will specify the level of cover required. Don’t assume that your operator will automatically meet this requirement. All reputable venues will insist that you use a professional company to set the fireworks off. A member of your party who has ‘done it before’ will probably not qualify! Check out John Lewis Wedding Insurance here.
Make sure that either your operator comes back the next day to clear the debris or that you find a groomsman to take on this task. Post-event clean up charges CAN be avoided!