Wedding Fireworks - Are They Expensive?
Want to add a little wow-factor to your wedding? You can’t go past fireworks. Yes, fireworks! Depending on the time of day and the season, a fireworks display can be incorporated into your celebrations for some serious pizzazz.
Here are your most popular wedding fireworks questions answered:
Are wedding fireworks expensive?
Although the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ does ring true when it comes to fireworks, professional wedding firework displays are more affordable today than every before.
There are, however, various factors that will affect the price of your firework display:
The length of the display
The longer the firework display the more expensive it will be.
Remember also that, though guests will enjoy watching a firework display, it will lose its impact after a short period and, no matter how spectacular your display, guests will want to return to eating, drinking, dancing or chatting.
A display of 6 to 8 minutes will be enough to delight your guests without costing a fortune. It’s better to have a short, high-quality display, than a longer one with fewer simultaneous sequences.
The variety of effects and sequences
The more complex and spectacular the firework display, the more expensive it will be and, if you’ve got the budget to afford them, great! However, if you’re on a limited budget, ask our team to see what they can give you for your allocated budget and, if need be, re-jig the proposed show. A shorter show with better effects will always be better than a longer one that may not be quite so entertaining.
The degree of customisation
Most suppliers of wedding fireworks have standard displays that come at a fixed price. Illusion Fireworks offer you the chance to customise your display at no extra cost or add a range of extra's from our display upgrades page. Again, if you’ve got the budget, we say go for it! Who doesn’t want a fireworks display, let alone one using your wedding colours?
Whether the display is set to music
Music can add a whole lot of drama to your firework display and having a professional fireworks display choreographed to your song can be incredibly romantic. It’s also pretty darn impressive. However, having a display set to music is a little more expensive because we need to create a whole new show based on its tone and tempo. Using a song that we have already produced a firework display for will greatly reduce your final cost.
Wedding fireworks: alternatives and extra surprises
You may think that you need an outdoor venue and a dark night sky to include fireworks in your wedding, but it is possible to have limited indoor fireworks, such as silver fountains in the centre of the tables or around the dance floor! Always check with the venue before you book these.
If your venue has noise restrictions, or you just don’t like the noise associated with fireworks, it is possible to create ‘quieter’ fireworks displays.
We can produce stunning daylight wedding fireworks displays the use an array of coloured smoke comets, vivid colour stars and clever noise effects!
If you’re looking for something a little different, but still in the fireworks arena – or as a highlight during your fireworks display – a fun alternative is fire writing or 'lance work'. It can be a lovely touch to have you and your spouse’s names or initials written in jets of fire, either side of a flaming heart!
Wedding firework displays are often booked as a surprise for the couple, perhaps by a close friend or relative. We will work with the venue to stage a surprise display, and can use unmarked vehicles when setting up, so if you’ve got surprise fireworks in mind, either for a couple or for your new spouse, be sure to mention this to us – so we don’t blow the surprise!
To find out more about wedding fireworks, visit our Wedding Fireworks section!