How Much Do Fireworks Cost For A Wedding?

The cost of professional outdoor fireworks displays for Weddings, Anniversaries and Birthdays typically ranges between £800 to £6000.

The determining cost is the number of fireworks used, and the type of fireworks fired.

Displays of 5-10 minutes would usually fall at the lower end of the price range. However, a reputable company will ensure that there is a sufficient mass of fireworks at high, middle and low level to create a dramatic display and a climactic grand finale. As you are usually closer to fireworks at a wedding than at a public show, the effect is intense and unforgettable

Reception Fireworks set to music are known as Pyromusicals and cost between £4000 and £11,000. These shows are usually fired by speciality computer equipment to ensure perfectly synchronized choreography. Favoured by many of the rich and famous the cost of a wedding Pyromusicals can go as high as £20,000.


How Much Do Firework Displays Cost?

The cost of public Firework Display's for Guy Fawkes and New Years can be roughly divided into three tiers.

1. Schools, Round Tables, local councils and fundraising events typically budget between £2000 to £7000

2. Larger events presented by city councils average between £10,000 and £20,000.

3. The largest displays in the UK such as Hogmanay at Edinburgh Castle or the Lord Mayors display at the London eye can cost from £50,000 to $300,000

While the return on investment for such events is not widely reported, in 2018 The Fermanian Business & Economic Institute did a study of the economic impact of San Diego's Big Bay Boom fireworks show.

They concluded;

. The July 4th show generated $10.1 million in incremental sales in 2018 for the local area's hotels, restaurants, retail shops, tour operators, museums, charter cruise firms, boat rental companies, and other businesses.

. Including the various ripple or multiplier effects produced through the supply chain and additional consumer spending, the fireworks event created a total of $17.8 million in sales in 2018.

Closer to home Derry's 2016 Halloween Carnival celebrated its 30th anniversary with a massive firework display. They reported that the event brought such a boost to the local tourist industry they would budget for a similar spectacle in future years.


Do I need insurance for a firework display?

Reputable firework display companies should have insurance to cover your event. Always check that your firework display company has the appropriate amount of insurance for the size of your event. At Star Fireworks, we carry full public and product liability insurance for up to £10 million.

Do I need to notify the police or the local authorities?

For smaller displays, you are not required to notify the police or local authorities; however, you may still want to let your neighbours know in advance as it is the considerate thing to do. For larger public displays contact your local authority, and they will let you know what is required. When you choose Star Fireworks we will take care of this for you so everything goes smoothly.

What happens if it rains?

Star Fireworks crew can produce your show in the rain or the snow. The only weather that would cause a display to be cancelled is extremely high winds. Most wedding venues have an indoor area from which your guests can comfortably view the fireworks in the event of bad weather.

Will my venue allow fireworks?

At Star Fireworks, we work with venues all over the UK, and we have a sterling reputation for safety and post-show cleanup. However, check with your venue before you book or contact us for help with finding a venue that allows fireworks.

How late can I have fireworks?

In the UK the law states you must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, The exceptions are: Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight. New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am.