Where are you located and what service/products do you offer?
Firemagic (UK) Ltd are located in Clevedon situated to the west of Bristol.
We offer professionally organised firework displays, laser shows, pyromusicals and visual effects. This means we provide an end-to-end package that includes designing, sourcing, setting up and firing fireworks for our clients. Our firing technicians, are covered by public and professional insurance and fully trained to create safe and spectacular displays for crowds from 100 to 100,000 people.
How long have you been involved in the industry?
Over 20 years
What planning advice would you give to couples?
Give the same thought to having a firework display as you would any other element of your wedding. Engage the venue to see if fireworks are allowed and if there are any restrictions. You should also engage your firework company early, as believe it or not November 5th isn’t the only busy night in the firework calendar! We recommend our clients give at least three months notice if possible, more if they can.
We advise all couples to ensure their fireworks provider is a member of a recognised association. Firemagic (UK) Ltd is part of the Explosives Industry Group (EIG) but the British Pyrotechnics Association (BPA) is another well recognised organisation. A professional fireworks operator should have the correct insurances (public, products and employer liability) in place and in date. Any bonafide firework company will have these certificates easily to hand and be happy to provide a copy for you to check.
Anyone planning on having fireworks on their wedding day should consider how it fits with the evening schedule. A firework display offers the perfect opportunity as a break in proceedings, because it usually requires the wedding guests to focus their attention away from the centre of celebrations. We’ve seen it used successfully as a cue for those leaving early and those ready to begin all night dancing. We’ve filled the sky as the first dance begins and created a shimmering ‘tunnel of fountains’ for the new couple to drive away through.
Have you got any trend tips for couples planning their own wedding?
The best trend tip we can offer with regard to fireworks is to ask. We are fortunate being an importer of fireworks. This allows us total control and means we are constantly refreshing our stock to ensure we have the latest colours and effects for our clients. However a lot of venues have noise and space restrictions, which limit the effects that can be used, so the real trick is to create a spectacular show within these constraints. For us restrictions highlight the need for creativity – be it colours or effects – to ensure the ‘wow’ factor whatever the venue and budget.
Have any weddings you attended left a lasting impression and why?
There have been two ‘Firemagic Family’ weddings that were pretty special, as we could stand back and watch the firework display.
Any other information you like to add?
It’s worth checking with your photographer to see if they have experience with and will stay to photograph the fireworks. I know we’re biased, but a firework image incorporating the couple, is a beautiful way to end a wedding album.
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