Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tips To Help Your Wedding Experience

Six Tips to help your Wedding Experience

  We understand how stressful weddings can be especially when it comes to crunch time and you are crossing off everything on your list.  We wanted to come up with some helpful tips to really enjoy your wedding experience and to not be stressed out.  Every step along the entire wedding process should be filled with smiles and the feeling of accomplishment.  Below are some great tips we've heard back from our very own brides who have used our wedding sparklers and other wedding products.  ViP Sparklers is honored to be helping brides for over ten years and love working alongside each brides story of true love! 

Improving Your Wedding Experience

  • Prioritize (to do list)

  We understand old-age wisdom could sound a bit boring, but prioritizing is key. Keep in mind that prioritizing is not limited to simply your to-do list; it also includes assigning roles to your close friends and family. First create your to-do list so you can have a better idea of your wedding plans. Your wedding to-do list will also allow you to delegate between which tasks you would like to assign and which you definitely want to keep for yourself.
  • Don't get caught up in perfection

  We know everyone works towards making their wedding day as perfect as possible. In fact, most of the stress bridal parties experience stems from "the idea of perfection." It is admirable to aim for perfection, so we just want to simply introduce the idea of leaving a few things open to the chance of not going as planned. Of course, there are some things that simply should go perfectly; prioritizing will allow you to keep in mind which items on your list are more proned to experiencing a hiccup than others. Having a peace of mind is worth more than getting caught up in perfection and not enjoying your special wedding day.
  • Share something special and unique with your guests

  It's all about bonding and creating unique memories! Perhaps one of our favorite tips on the list is planning an activity that offers an opportunity for the bride and groom to bond with their guests. Make sure you include a fun activity like a dance off, piƱata, or a wedding twist to pin the tail on the donkey. If looking to express your appreciation, perhaps include a warm personalized thank you card for your guests or dedicate a meaningful toast during the reception.

  • Spa day

  Our next favorite tip is a treat for the bride and groom! We STRONGLY encourage the soon to be newlyweds to put aside a Spa day to enjoy themselves. Remember what really matters and embrace the true reason behind your wedding day: your love! With all the nonstop planning, having a spa day is exactly what you need! During your spa day though, the topic of weddings is prohibited! It is a day dedicated to relaxing and being in the moment.  We highly recommend the sauna or steam room to sweat out all of the pressure and anxiety leaving you with the best sleep of your night! 
  • Use your venues strengths to your advantage

  Oftentimes, your venue is forgotten simply because they take care of themselves. When planning your wedding, think about the strengths of your venue. For instance, if your venue offers beautiful nature-bound space, plan a romantic photoshoot with your wedding photographer. Take mesmerizing, nature inspired wedding pictures with the soft glow of a sunrise. Plan fun activities for kids and adults such as treasure hunts or a sack race!  One way we continually tell our brides ordering wedding sparklers is we can ship them right to the venue.  This is one less item you'll have to manage and take care off when it becomes the big day!  Use little things to your advantage and since your already paying a premium for your venue, let them help! 
  • Take a First Look

One of the most wedding-centered tips we can offer is "taking a first look." On your Wedding Day, before your day even begins, be the first one to take a look at your venue. Use your original to-do list as a checklist to help you narrow down which items are still pending arrival or completion. You can then assign a few more tasks to your dedicated friends and family while you prepare for your special day! Seeing your venue will eliminate any last minute surprises, and if there are a few things that unfortunately could not be done, you now have the opportunity to think of a plan B.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Testing Your Wedding Sparklers For Quality

Easy Ways to Test Your Wedding Sparklers Quality

ViP Sparklers is proud to offer a few ways to test your sparkler's quality. Our goal is to offer the best wedding sparklers in the wedding market for your special event. We want our sparklers to exceed your expectations. ViP Sparklers caters to all the bride and grooms who are looking forward to amazing wedding photographs and a stress-free wedding sparkler shopping experience.
When we first began our search for wedding sparklers, there were several tests that helped narrow down which sparkler was the absolute best. We are now revealing our checklist for everyone to use when coming across wedding sparklers.
Wedding Sparklers have two distinct physical divisions: steel wire core and firework composition. Reviewing your wedding sparkler begins with physically testing the sparkler. 

How To Check Your Sparklers For Your Wedding

As mentioned in our previous blogs, true wedding sparklers consist of a steel wire core. Sparklers with a steel wire core allow for a firm, secure sparkler. As such, bride, groom, and guests are able to safely hold their sparkler as well as display it in vases or sparkler buckets. Low quality sparklers are built with bamboo wooden cores that result in very smoky sparkles and flimsly sparkler handles. Bamboo sparklers easily break when waving it during a grand wedding exit and eventually burn with the sparkler itself.
The second physical distinction in wedding sparklers is the firework composition. On the opposite end of the handle, the wedding sparkler is composed of a dark gray firework composition that is "glued" to the steel wire core. Sparklers of great quality are double-dipped in sparkler firework composition to create a compact sparkle. A few ways to test the quality of the firework composition is to flick or tap the sparkler on a wooden desk; when doing so, your sparkler should not chip at all. If it does, it may more likely be a lower tier wedding sparkler.
Customers can also double check the quality of the firework composition by squeezing the sparkler between their index and thumb fingers. A top quality sparkler will leave little to no sparkler dust on your fingers. On the contrary, poor quality sparklers will leave behind noticeable sparkler dust and even debris.

After lighting your sparkler

Lighting your sparkler will most definitely determine the quality of your sparkler. When purchasing wedding sparklers, clear and virtually smokeless sparkles is key since the main attraction of wedding sparklers is their beautiful appearance in photographs. Lower quality sparklers produce unbearable amounts of smoke while the best quality sparklers emit very little smoke. Once you light your sparkler, you will immediately notice whether your sparkler is one of the best sparklers in the wedding industry.
Besides examining the amount of smoke emitted by your sparkler, you also want to determine the amount of ash it produces. Choose a clean, white or light-colored counter top to place your sparkler over. Once you light your wedding sparkler, hover over your counter top. If your sparkler begins to break apart in small pieces, we recommend returning it given its low quality. Our sparklers will sparkle with virtually no ash or broken pieces for a hassle-free wedding sparkler experience.

ViP Sparklers Has Quality Wedding Sparklers

We are confident in the quality of our sparklers. They are well built with steel wire cores and compact firework composition. Customers can easily review and test the quality of any sparkler they purchase. Most sparkler companies offer refunds for unused sparklers, so if you happen to purchase low quality sparklers, you may still have enough time to return them and buy top quality sparklers. ViP Sparklers offers expedited shipping options if your event is less than a week away!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Do You Really Need Wedding Punks?

Importance Of Wedding Punks!

Punks For Wedding Sparklers
The wedding sparkler experience is filled with joy and timeless pictures, but do you need wedding punks?  We are here to make sure your wedding sparkler experience is as perfect as your wedding day.  If you have already chosen to include wedding sparklers into your big day then you are probably thinking about including wedding punks.  There are many benefits to explore if you want to include wedding punks with your true wedding sparklers. Below we have broken down everything you will need and would ever want to know about wedding punks.
You've chosen to have wedding sparklers as a special guest in what will be one of the best days of your life!  Wedding Sparklers are becoming one of the biggest trends in wedding favors due to the amazing photos captured by wedding photographers.  Many venues and wedding photographers are recognizing the importance of being able to work with wedding sparklers.  Several techniques have been developed to take full advantage of the wedding sparkler experience such as wedding sparkler writing and prolonged exposure time.  Whether you are using your wedding sparklers for a grand exit, first kiss, or first dance, your journey starts with lighting the wedding sparklers.

We've spoken to several brides, grooms, and venues and asked for their own practices when it comes to lighting wedding sparklers;  almost everyone agrees that having an open flame during the ceremony is frowned upon.  We wondered why open flames are still a concern since wedding punks are commonly used to light wedding sparklers.  When we asked why aren't wedding punks used instead of lighters or matches, well over half of our clients were not aware of this wedding item.  We were shocked!  Here's why wedding punks are a great addition when purchasing wedding sparklers for your wedding day.

Using Wedding Sparklers

Reasons To Have Wedding Punks

Wedding punks are similar in shape and size to incense.  It is meant to be used as a match when lighting your wedding sparklers.  You will need a few matches to light a couple of wedding punks to begin with, but your wedding punks will serve as matches once lit.  Each wedding punk lasts about 30 seconds, which is ample time to light several wedding sparklers.

Besides eliminating the use of an open flame, wedding punks have a second feature.  Wedding Sparklers are an exciting item, and its excitement is noticeable in the sparkles it exhibits.  Though beautiful to witness and capture, each ray of sparkle is relatively hot;  now imagine hundreds upon hundreds of sparkles gracing your fingertips!  As much as we love sparklers, we advocate safe fun especially when it's your most important day!  Wedding Punks offer a safe distance when lighting wedding sparklers given the length of the wedding punk.  Guests, both adults and children, can partake in bringing to life those first sparkles!
Wedding Punks are a safe way to light your wedding sparklers.  We strongly recommend using wedding punks instead of matches and lighters during your ceremony and/ or grand wedding exit.  Wedding Punks are efficient in lighting several wedding sparklers per wedding punk.  Now we need to discuss how to light as many wedding sparklers in the least amount of time.

Best Way To Use Punks For A Wedding Sparkler Process:

instruct your guests to gather in groups. Try to balance the number of guests per group
position your groups along two imaginary, parallel lines (importance discussed later)
Ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to hand out wedding sparklers (or have a designated area for your guests to obtain their own - check out our wedding buckets)
all guests in each group will point each of their wedding sparkler towards the center of the group to create a single point of contact
number your guest groups and give each bridesmaids and groomsmen a few wedding punks with an assigned guest group
each bridesmaid and groomsman will light a wedding punk next to their assigned guest group
bridesmaid and groomsman will use their lit wedding punk to light each of their assigned groups using the single point of contact
As mentioned earlier, creating two imaginary, parallel lines with your groups of guests will allow for a smooth transition into your grand wedding exit runway.  Once your wedding sparklers are lit, each group will break from a circle into two lines of sparkling guests.
Following these tips will ensure lighting of all your wedding sparklers in under a minute!  Usually, the preparatory steps take much longer given that guests will need to be placed in groups and given wedding sparklers.

ViP Sparklers has been in the wedding industry for over 10 years!  We offer three different sized wedding sparklers and our aforementioned wedding punks for safe lighting.  Depending on the size of your wedding party, your best option for a wedding sparkler size can vary.  For instance, wedding parties over 200 guests benefit from our 36 inch wedding sparklers.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wedding Checklist for Your Florist

Florist Checklist For Your Wedding

Questions For Wedding Florist

Sparkling Flowers are always part of weddings, from bouquets to centerpieces. There are many kinds of flowers to choose from that will fulfill your wedding inspiration. Coordinating with a trusted florist is very essential. They are always busy all year around especially during Valentine’s and wedding season. It is always ideal if you book with them ahead of time. There are not many florists in town so don’t procrastinate in sealing that deal once and for all.  We recommend using florist that have been a staple of the area your having your wedding.  If they have been around longer than ten years then you know you have a company you can trust for your wedding day.
Floral packages are among the items that could need much allotment of your wedding budget. Fresh and radiant flowers don’t come cheap. So to make sure that you’ll get the most of what you’ll pay for, here are some questions you should ask your florist.

Wedding Day Florist Checklist

Questions For Your Florist About Your Wedding

  • Availability. First and foremost, ask your florist if he’ll be able to show up in your wedding with his undivided attention. Don’t waste time negotiating with the price and throwing your ideas if he is already booked that day. Of course you’ll be paying him, therefore, it’s righteous enough that your wedding is the main focus of your prospected florist.
  • Background Check of Previous works. How was his experience in dealing with weddings? Is he an expert already? Does he have a website where he can show his work? Can he give numbers of his past customers for reference check? Although these questions might make you sound a little push, that’s okay. You’re a customer therefore you have the right to know their credibility.
  • Perseverance and Perspective. Tell him how you envision your wedding. How is he planning to exceed your expectations? Does he have a better concept? Is he the type to just follow what customers want and not provide suggestions on what he thinks might be more appealing? You’ll know that he is really dedicated if he’ll put an extra effort to achieve your needs. And being an expert as he claims to be, he will not let himself be dictated.
  • Reasonable Pricing. Although we are anticipating the expensive price tag on any floral packages, find out ways on how you could narrow down the expenses. Inquire if they are offering a budget friendly wedding package. Let them give you their options and it’s up to you to decide. Do they accept credit cards? Are they requiring down payment? Will they allow installment method of paying? Or, are they going to charge you upfront once you booked their service. Payment method is very important for you and your florist. It’s also one way of assuring that your wedding will be supplied of flowers. Ask them to give you a timeline to when they need the payment. Most florist require settled bills as much as two weeks before your wedding.
  • Familiarity about your Venue. Ask them if they have an idea about what your chosen venue looks like. In this way they can size up the location and space of the area. It would be beneficial if they already have a previous experience working in that venue. This way, they are already familiar about the designing and styling necessities. Venues that are too far away can give them a hard time of delivering their products. So it’s best you choose a florist that are just minutes away from your venue. There are also some venues that requires insurance from florists.
  • Contract of Agreement. Business, either small or big, should provide a contract. It signifies that they are professional, reliable, and abides the law. Some of the questions you are ashamed to ask can be found in contracts. It creates a legal relationship between you and your florist. Take time to read their contract and make sure that you understand it. Don’t hesitate to ask if there’s anything unclear.
  • Advertisement Purposes. Florists take pride of their previous works. To attract more customer, they showcase their masterpieces online, on flyers, and even on their shop. Aforementioned, you asked for references to verify their expertise. There is a chance that they will also use some clips from your wedding to gain more customers. If you are not comfortable with that idea, you should tell them right away.
  • Cancellation Policy. In the event that the wedding was postponed or you found a good deal with other florist, how is their cancellation process? Asking a potential cancellation of service can be a big turn off for your florist. But it’s necessary to be aware on how they deal with it. Cancellation policy usually depends on how early your notification is. Cancelling a florist might not be helpful if you want to save money. Sometimes they charge you more since you already booked that they for a potential income for their business.
  • Coordination. Your wedding organizer and your florist should be coherent when working on your wedding. They should work as a team to create a uniformed result. Sometimes wedding organizers have their own supplier for flowers. However, it’s still your option to seek for other choices especially if you can find something that is less costly. 

Once you’re prepared to go ahead and seal the deal with your florist, here are some ideas to smoothen the process of transforming your dream wedding into reality. Before committing into anything, it is always important to ask a lot of questions than to regret in the end.
Save photos of the bouquets, centerpieces, and other arrangements that you want to incorporate in your wedding. Series of photos can help you determine the inspiration you are looking for. It also creates a narrowed choices so that you’ll not get lost with too many ideas popping up.  Another popular item to incorporate is wedding sparklers.  Centerpieces built around sparklers has also been a very popular option and makes for amazing arrangement. ViP Sparklers has offered true wedding sparklers for over ten years and has a lot of knowledge on how to incorporate them with your florist.  A lot of times you can even let your florist know you plan on using wedding sparklers and they can do a great job in assisting you.
Make sure that you stick on the color scheme for the overall theme. Share this with your florist so he’ll know exactly what type of flowers he needs. You could also give him the palette of colors that are allowed with the concept.
Most importantly, what particular time of the year you’re planning to get married? The cons about flowers is that their availability depends on the season. Once you have your date for the big day, discuss with your florist about the type of flowers that are accessible during that time.