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I’ve had lots of good ones too, which is always great. What I was really getting at though was that while moving obstacles around for a better video is usually perfectly acceptable, asking to get a large effect changed might not work out. Personally, I’ve seen a few bridezillas snap at their own family for suggesting changes. I’d hate, as a vendor, to ask them if they would consider dropping the whole sparkler thing.
That being said, I agree that it’s a huge fire hazard, and no matter what you do, it’s going to be a bear to tackle on the event day. Hank’s suggestion to practice is a great one. If the scene is dark, turning up the exposure will make the couple show up better, but all the "purdy" of the sparklers will be reduces to a hot white blaze of ugliness. It’s an interesting shot to take. I still think having a light on hand will be a good idea. Odds are, with all the bright sparklers all over, they’re porbably not going to notice one 50w lamp on a camera.