LET SPARKS FLY

In­ject magic, glam­our and sparkle into your day with a daz­zling fire­work dis­play

You and Your Wedding - - Party -

Kiss­ing your new hus­band against a back­drop of EUHDWKWDNLQJ!ÀUHZRUNV!PD\! be the stuff of fairy tales, EXW!WKHUH·V!PRUH!WR! ZHGGLQJ!ÀUHZRUNV!WKDQ! set­ting off the rock­ets and lis­ten­ing to the de­lighted “oohs” and “aahs” of your guests.

“It’s al­ways wise to check with your venue that WKH\!DOORZ!ÀUHZRUNV"!DQG! LI!WKH\!KDYH!D!FXW#RII!WLPH"! DV!PDQ\!YHQXHV!KDYH!QRLVH! UHVWULFWLRQV"Μ!DGYLVHV!(PPD! 0F'RQDOG!RI!6RPHWKLQJ! Blue Wed­ding Plan­ning.

KNOW THE RULES $VLGH!IURP!D!IHZ!H[FHSWLRQV! (New Year’s Eve and Di­wali in­cluded), in the UK it’s il­le­gal to set ÀUHZRUNV!RII!EHWZHHQ! $$SP!DQG!%DP"!VR!LI!\RX·UH! plan­ning to light up the night you’ll need to or­gan­ise the dis­play for be­fore the last dance.

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+RZHYHU"!LW·V!QRW!DOO!DERXW!WKH!ODZ'!WKH!ÁRZ!RI! \RXU!HYHQLQJ!FDQ!EH!LPSDFWHG"!WRR&!´'RQ·W!OHDYH!\RXU! ÀUHZRUNV!WRR!ODWH!LQ!WKH!ZLQWHU"!DV!WKHUH·V!QRWKLQJ!ZRUVH! than be­ing lovely and cosy in the venue and then be­ing ush­ered into the freez­ing cold,” says Lisa Gough of Sur­rey venue Gate Street Barn. PREP FOR PHO­TOS ,I!\RX·UH!KRSLQJ!IRU!VWXQQLQJ!SKRWRV!RI!\RXU!ÀUHZRUNV"! EH!SUHSDUHG!WKDW!\RX!PD\!QHHG!WR!SD\!\RXU!SKRWRJUDSKHU! WR!VWD\!ODWHU!RQ!LQWR!WKH!HYHQLQJ&!´:H!QHHG!WLPH!WR!VHW!XS! RXWVLGH"!VR!PDNH!VXUH!ZH·UH!DZDUH!RI!\RXU!WLPLQJV!DQG! SODQV"Μ!VD\V!SKRWRJUDSKHU!6DPLH!/HH&!

DO YOUR RE­SEARCH &KHFN!ZLWK!\RXU!YHQXH!LI!WKH\!KDYH!D!SUHIHUUHG!ÀUHZRUN! FRPSDQ\"!RU!LI!\RX!VKRXOG!EH!XVLQJ!ORZ#QRLVH!ÀUHZRUNV&! ´$OZD\V!KLUH!D!SURIHVVLRQDO"Μ!VD\V!$LPHH!RI!$LPHH!'XQQH! :HGGLQJV!DQG!(YHQWV&!´7KHUH!DUH!VRPH!JUHDW!FRPSDQLHV! RXW!WKHUH!DQG!LW·V!ZRUWK!ÀQGLQJ!D!UHSXWDEOH"!OLFHQVHG! FRPSDQ\!WR!RUJDQLVH!\RXU!GLVSOD\&!,W·V!FHUWDLQO\!QRW! VRPHWKLQJ!\RX!VKRXOG!EH!WUXVWLQJ!WKH!EHVW!PDQ!WR!GR(Μ

“Do your re­search be­fore choos­ing your sup­plier,” adds (PPD&!´&KHFN!LI!WKH\·UH!ORFDO"!DVN!LI!WKHUH·V!DQ\ZKHUH! you can see one of their dis­plays be­fore­hand, and ensure they’re fully in­sured. It’s good prac­tice to get PXOWLSOH!TXRWHV! WR!FRPSDUH&!,I! RQH!LV!VLJQLÀFDQWO\! cheaper al­ways ask for ref­er­ences.”

BE BUD­GET AWARE Be pre­pared for ÀUHZRUNV!WR!FRQVXPH! a healthy chunk of your bud­get; we spoke to sev­eral dif­fer­ent wed­ding plan­ners about cost, and we heard ev­ery­thing IURP!)*++!IRU!VL[! PLQXWHV"!WR!),+++! IRU!ÀYH!PLQXWHV&!$V!ZLWK!HYHU\WKLQJ!LQ!WKH!ZRUOG!RI! wed­dings, the price de­pends on what you’re af­ter. Just OLNH!\RX!FDQ·W!KLUH!D!JUDQG!FDVWOH!IRU!)$+++"!\RX!FDQ·W!JHW! D!'LVQH\!:RUOG#ZRUWK\!GLVSOD\!IRU!),++&!!

2QH!ODVW!ZD\!WR!PDNH!\RXU!GLVSOD\!H[WUD!VSHFLDO!LV! WR!NHHS!LW!DV!D!VXUSULVH!IURP!\RXU!JXHVWV!²!LPDJLQH!WKH! DPD]HPHQW!RQ!WKHLU!IDFHV!.DQG!WKH!IXQ!SKRWRV(/!ZKHQ! they see the sky above your venue lit up in a tech­ni­colour blaze; the per­fect end to the per­fect day.

“The price de­pends on what you’re af­ter... you can’t get a Dis­ney World­wor­thy dis­play for £500”

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