Instead of using confetti or birdseed, many couples are choosing to use sparklers during their send-off instead. Not only are sparklers a much more affordable option, but your guests will enjoy using them more than other traditional send-off line favors. However, displaying them elegantly at your wedding can be a bit of a challenge since sparklers are inherently a boring looking item. Nobody wants to see gray or silver sticks sitting all over their reception table, so you’ll need to be a little more creative to find a suitable presentation option. Probably the simplest and most elegant way to accomplish this feat is by using a bucket for your sparklers.
Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could an ugly bucket be a better alternative than just piling sparklers on my reception tables? In short, the answer is that you will choose a nice looking bucket and you will take the time to decorate it appropriately. Not only that, but you will place the bucket somewhere neutral so the sparklers for your wedding send-off line won’t be the center of attention yet will be easy to find for your guests. Here’s everything you need to know about using a bucket to display your send-off sparklers elegantly.
Choosing a Bucket
Choosing a bucket may sound like an easy task, but there are a few factors to consider. If you are having a rustic or country themed wedding, all you’ll need is a simple steel bucket. But, if you want to coordinate the bucket with your wedding colors, you’ll need to do a little more shopping to find one that’s the right color. Metal buckets work best because of their weight, but a plastic one will work if you can’t find a metal one in the right color by using rocks or another type of heavy object to weigh down the base. If all else fails, you can pick up some spray paint and change the color of the metal bucket to match the rest of your wedding colors.
Decorating Your Bucket
Decorating your bucket is a little more personal. Usually you would put a sign on the front of the bucket that says “sparklers” or some other clever saying, but many couples want to take the decorations up a notch. You’d be amazed what you can so with some ribbons, bows, and other inexpensive craft items to make your sparkler bucket look charming and elegant.
Where to Place the Bucket
In theory, you could place your sparkler bucket anywhere you’d like, but the least intrusive place by far is at the front of your reception venue next to the guest book and gift table. This location will make it really easy for your guests to see the wedding sparklers, plus it will help you decorate the guest book table without a lot of extra effort.
Using a bucket to present your wedding sparklers is a simple and elegant solution to a complex problem. By choosing the right type of bucket, decorating it appropriately, and placing it in an easy to find area that your guests won’t have to see the entire night, dispensing sparklers for your wedding send-off line is a task you can quickly cross of your list of things to do.