Looking for cheap fireworks online?

There are many people who believe buying fireworks can be very expensive. In fact, there are some very reliable, cheap fireworks brands available on the market, but just like anything in life, you get for what you pay for. While searching the web you will be able to find a number of trustworthy discount fireworks stores that offer great deals on fireworks all year round. If money is not an issue then you can put on a fabulous display that will leave your guests amazed, but if your budget is not quite as generous there are still plenty of options to ensure you have a night to remember.

Whether it is Rockets, Roman Candles, Cakes or Single Ignition Display packs and with so many different styles, effects and colours to choose from it can be a confusing task to choose the right fireworks for your display. So here is a handy guide for choosing exactly what you need.

The first thing to consider is what type of event you are planning to hold. From that you can then consider how long you want the fireworks display to last, how spectacular you want the fireworks display to be, the type of fireworks and most importantly your budget.

If you are having a bonfire night celebration then you will probably be considering a full length fireworks display with a range of effects and colours because your audience will be there specifically to see the fireworks. In this case somewhere in the region of 20-25 minutes would be substantial. Any more than this and your audience will most likely lose interest no matter how good the display. It might be worth thinking about having two shorter displays giving your audience a sample of the fireworks before the main event. Having a break before both shorter displays is often a sensible option.

For garden parties you will find a lot of display Selection Boxes that are all designed to last for 20-30 minutes, so for the smaller family gathering these would be ideal. The packs contain a complete range of fireworks including Rockets, Mines, Roman Candles, Fountains, Wheels, Cakes and Barrages. You can get various size packs depending on your budget. Bigger packs have bigger and better fireworks. Make sure you do not confuse quality with quantity. A recommendation would be to buy a display pack but allow some of your budget to add some additional fireworks for a bigger and more powerful impact to your display. For example, you might choose a Selection Box and then decide you would like some extra rockets and something really big to finish - a Shot Cake or a Single Ignition Display Unit for instance.

If this still doesn’t satisfy your needs and you want something a lot bigger and powerful that your audience will not forget then you may want to consider a professional fireworks team to carry out your display for you. It will cost you significantly more than retail fireworks but is unrivalled when it comes to impact, effect and enjoyment.

There are many companies who have their own professional display teams so if this sounds like what you would like and have the necessary budget, then do your homework before employing a Professional Display Fireworks company.

Regardless of whether you buy fireworks in person or online there are some important things you need to look out for:

  • By law fireworks must be classified to British Standards BS7114 or its EU equivalent. Ensure they have been tested for safety, debris fall out and safety fuse delays
  • Check your fireworks are completely intact and are undamaged
  • Don't forget to buy some firework safety lighters such as Portfires, especially with mail orders as they cannot be sent afterwards on their own
  • It is recommended to watch video clips of the fireworks in-store or on-line before you buy so you can make sure you are buying fireworks that best suit your display

Buying retail fireworks

It is legal to buy consumer fireworks and let them off all year round, although a lot of people are under the impression that it is only allowed around Guy Fawkes Night. This is because most non-specialist firework outlets like supermarkets and corner shops only apply for a temporary sales licence to sell them for the fireworks season.

There are in fact a large number of specialist fireworks shops all over the UK that are open all year round. There are also a number of online firework stores that sell discount fireworks all year round with the added benefit of delivery to your door.

So our advice would be to always try and find a specialist fireworks retailer rather than buy from a seasonal outlet who only stock fireworks as a sideline. YTM Fireworks is just that!

Here are some good reasons why:

  • Specialist fireworks retailers know a great deal about their products whereas seasonal outlets such as supermarkets can only tell you what is written on the firework's label. It is a sad fact that a lot of supermarket staff are unable to even understand the difference between a rocket and a roman candle so don't expect them know what each product does
  • The specialist retailers who are open all year will be available for advice and to help afterwards in case of any problems. Seasonal discount fireworks shops generally close their doors after the season and are only in it for the money
  • You will find that most specialist retailers usually have a broad range of fireworks by different manufacturers. A seasonal supplier usually selects a few profitable lines they want you to be buying from
  • Specialist suppliers also stock reliable ancillary fireworks items such as portfires (professional lighters), remote firing systems and safety products
  • Specialist retailers these days normally have video clips available to show what each product does before you purchase so you can select exactly what you are looking for