Friday, October 21, 2016
There are many professional fireworks companies that you can find by performing a quick online search. Once you have accumulated a list of companies in your area you will want to call them and speak to them about their services before deciding which company to hire. You also want to make sure that they have all the right certifications, becoming a pyrotechnician authorized for weddings and other events is a labor-intensive process and many “professionals” either forge their paperwork or ignore the fact that licensing and permitting are required at all.
Before you call any fireworks company it helps to have a general idea of the amount of money you are able and willing to spend on their services. You may be able to negotiate with companies to get the lowest price possible.
When calling any fireworks company to inquire about their services you will want to discuss with them the logistics of how the fireworks will be set off. You should always double check with your reception venue to ensure that fireworks are allowed before you pay any company for their services. How small or elaborate you want your fireworks display to be will depend on what the company offers you and what your venue allows.
It is recommended that the fireworks company you hire is able to come to your reception venue to see where they would be setting up their display. This well help you confirm with the company what you are hiring them to do. You will also want to arrange for someone to clean up after the fireworks display has concluded.
Other considerations when hiring a fireworks company for your wedding should include making sure that they have the proper insurances and licenses to do so. Reputable fireworks companies will have the insurance and licenses; generally companies that don't are run by amateurs and you should avoid hiring them.
For the most part, the crew you hire to perform your fireworks display will stay out of sight during the wedding as much as possible. It is often preferable to have crew members wearing an official company uniform so that they can be identified as fireworks experts. You will also want to ensure they are dressed for their own safety and comfort.
The fireworks companies you hire should tell you in advance how the needed equipment will be arriving at your venue on the big day. The bigger the show will be the more equipment they will need and this often involves bringing them in on large trucks, trailers or vans. Check with your venue to ensure that the fireworks company you hire will have a place where they can park their vehicles and unload the equipment.
In the event of inclement weather you will want to know what the fireworks company can do for you. In some circumstances, you’ll want to just buy some wedding sparklers to have on hand in case you can’t have a fireworks show at all. Though most people don’t consider sparklers to be fireworks, it can be a viable alternative if you are in a pinch. Some companies will offer you at least a partial refund if weather conditions prevent them from being able to perform the show that you paid for. This should inspire confidence in hiring them.