For over a thousand years, fireworks have been used to mark a celebration – and Malta has one of the best and most active fireworks scenes in the world… just think of all our festi (village feasts)!

But did you know that you could also have fireworks at your wedding?

Step 1: Find out whether the venue you’ve booked, or are looking at booking, allows fireworks to be fired from the venue. Alternatively, if your venue is close to the countryside or uninhabited areas, then you might be able to fire them from there. This, however, depends on many factors.

Step 2: Get in touch with a pyrotechnician or a firework maker (we can handle this for you!). Discuss what you’d like to achieve, and find out how much it will cost, and what will be needed in terms of space, equipment and so on.

Step 3: Contact the local council where the fireworks will be fired, and enquire about whether it’s possible or what your alternatives – if any – may be. It might be a good idea to do this with your chosen pyrotechnician to answer any technical questions you may not know the answers to.

Step 4: The next important thing is to make sure that everything is done legally. Get in touch with the police and then the area’s local council to make sure that all permits are finalised, issued and approved – the earlier you do this the better.

Step 5: Give your pyrotechnician free reign or sit down with them to figure out what the final product should be. And remember, that although fireworks are not cheap, they will be a focal point of your wedding celebrations.

Step 6: If your venue has an area that has a direct view of where the fireworks will be fired from, it might be a great idea to ask your guests to conglomerate there. Some people, however, prefer having it as a surprise without making too much fuss about the fireworks themselves – after all, they’re bound to make an impression aren’t they?

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