Add a Little Wow Factor to Your Reception

Consider a fireworks display for your wedding.

If you really want to add some wow to your wedding, consider fireworks. "It's the icing on the cake, that added element that brings your wedding up another notch," says Matt Shea, vice president of the Jaffrey-based Atlas PyroVision Productions. Not surprisingly, there were fireworks at his recent wedding at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods (pictured).

Matt says fireworks are a great way to make transitions between activities: "If you're having dancing after dinner, your guests can watch fireworks while the tables are being cleared and the room made ready for dancing. Or, if you're having an after-party, you can use fireworks to bridge the two." Whenever it takes place, he adds, it will "amp up the atmosphere."

Atlas provides fireworks for weddings all year-round. Rain isn't a problem; in fact, it cuts down on the amount of smoke. The only impediment – high winds. And Matt suggests making sure the fireworks are over by 10 p.m.; some cities and towns have noise ordinances. Even if they don't, he says, "it's respectful to the neighbors to stop at 10."

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