Light Up the Night

Let me tell you a little-known secret about Mr. PAC. Back in the day, he and his friends may have attended large urban dance parties where there may have been a few glow sticks. So as a nod to his footloose and fancy-free days, I thought it’d be a hoot to bring out the glow sticks one more time for our reception.


Photo by Michael Howard Photography


R. Fritz Photography via Schiemer Entertainment Services


Photo by Kory Johnson Photography


Photo by Gresham Photography

And if the glow sticks make their way into the photo booth, all the better. I like the idea of giving our guests a prop, especially if it encourages them to dance. For our grand exit at the end of the night, why not glow sticks! (Has anyone thought to combine glow sticks and flags?)

I was all set to purchase glow sticks when I heard a rumor, substantiated by photos and finally confirmed by our venue, that we can use sparklers. OMG, did you hear that?! The Pain au Chocolat wedding has been approved for sparklers!


Photo by Martin Whitton Photography

Cue shocked, happy face.


Photo by Chad Franz

Sparklers and glow sticks?! I think I might pop out of sheer joy. So now I’m on the hunt for both and looking to the hive for great recommendations on bargain sources!

Does your venue allow sparklers? If not, what are you doing for a send-off?


Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
Let There Be Wine!
Showered With Joy (Again)!
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  1. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:18 pm

    I didn’t even bother trying with sparklers for ours. Went to a wedding once where a bunch of us almost caught each other on fire. Don’t want that to happen again! :) I love the glow sticks idea, and I’m sure your Mr. will love it too!

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