No one’s quite certain who first added a fireworks show to a sporting event — the specifics are clouded in smoke — but the idea stuck.

What the Chinese invented in the seventh century to scare away evil spirits was first adopted by the likes of Baron de Coubertin, Barney Dreyfuss and Bill Veeck to attract paying customers.

For more than 100 years skyrockets and explosions have been a winning pairing with sports, especially with football, basketball, the Olympics, boxing, pro wrestling and basically anything you can poke a stick with! And as we head into State of Origin, Suncorp Stadium will again feature pyrotechnic productions to pack in the patrons. It’s as traditional as a traditional sport gets.

But while fireworks have added entertainment value and helped sell tickets, the scintillating sideshow hasn’t all been about oooohs and aaaahs. Sometimes, they’ve become the main event, more memorable than the game!

Want to add a little wow-factor to your wedding? You can’t go past fireworks. Yes, fireworks!

Are wedding fireworks expensive?

Although the old saying, ‘you get what you pay for’ does ring true when it comes to fireworks, professional wedding firework displays are more affordable today than ever before.

There are however, various factors that will affect the price of your fireworks display:

The variety of effects and sequences

The more complex and spectacular the firework display, the more expensive it will be and if you’ve got the budget to afford them, great! However, if you’re on a limited budget, ask us about what we can give you for your allocated budget and if need be we can re-jig the proposed show. A shorter show with better effects will always be better than a longer one that may not be quite so entertaining.

The degree of customisation

Having a customised display such as one that only uses the colours of your wedding theme is beautiful. We say go for it! Tell us what you want! Who doesn’t want an exceptional fireworks display, let alone a display using your wedding colours?

Indoor fireworks

You may think that you need an outdoor venue and a dark night sky to include fireworks in your wedding, but it is possible to have indoor fireworks, such as silver fountains in the centre of the tables…………. Always check with the venue before you book these or ask us and we can do it for you!

Low-noise fireworks

If your venue has noise restrictions or you just don’t like the noise associated with fireworks, it is possible to create ‘quiet’ firework displays. Ask us how!

Fire writing

If you’re looking for something a little different but still in the fireworks arena – or as a highlight during your fireworks display – a fun alternative is fire writing. It can be a lovely touch to have you and your spouse’s names or initials written in jets of fire either side of a flaming heart in the sky!

Surprise fireworks

Wedding firework displays are often booked as a surprise for the couple, perhaps by a close friend or relative. Skylighter will work with the venue to stage the surprise display using unmarked vehicles when setting up, so if you’ve got surprise fireworks in mind, either for a couple or for your new spouse Skylighter loves to keep the surprise!