Why Fire Is Bad Around Wedding Dresses

by admin on September 26, 2011

That includes sparklers, too.

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Janos September 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

If you would have read the comments its a quinceanera Not a wedding…XD


Iris September 26, 2011 at 7:02 am

Poor lady šŸ™ I hope she wasn’t badly hurt.


SuSu September 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

That’s actually a quinceanera, a celebration of a Hispanic girl’s 15 th Birthday.
She was lucky that there were so many guests to put her out or she might not have seen 16.


Maribeth September 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

The XV AƱos title indicates this is a quinceaƱera, not a wedding. Latina girls have a big celebration for their 15th birthday, often a miniature version of their future wedding.

No matter: the take-home lesson is to be very careful with fire, especially when you are wearing a giant dress with lots of flammable fabric!


Amanda September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

Not that this is important, but are you sure that’s a wedding dress? Judging from the caption at the beginning I think this is actually a quinceaƱera.

And back to the important part – how terrifying! I really hope that poor girl wasn’t burned too badly.


Hemi Halliwell September 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

OMG. How totally awful for that bride!
I watched one of those wedding diaster shows a few years back, and on that show, people shot silly string on the couple, and a candle on the table caused the silly string to ignite and the bride’s veil caught on fire.
The video above is much worse.


Another Laura September 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Not to quibble, and not that it makes any real difference, but I would guess that this was a girl’s 15th birthday, judging by the “title” before the video. And don’t they have a phrase in Spanish for “STOP, DROP and ROLL”?


Gracie C. September 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

That’s all I could think of, too as I was reading it. I was practically screaming, STOP, DROP and ROLL in my head! Yikes!


WildIrishRose September 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I said the exact same thing to myself as I watched this on TV last night. Don’t they teach STOP, DROP and ROLL any more???? We had that drilled into us the entire time I was in grade school!!!!

My college roommate set her blusher on fire lighting her unity candle. I opted to forgo the unity candle as much for that reason as any other.


Adica September 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I thought this was a quinceaƱera, not that it really makes a difference.


Cady September 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

That’s a quinceanera. But yes, fire is bad.


TychaBrahe September 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Well, technically, that’s a quinceaneras, but the style of dress is often the same.

I wonder if this was in the US. American school children are taught to “Stop, drop, and roll.” While we do have a sizable Hispanic population (where this tradition comes from), the majority live in Central and South America.

Of course, she may be an American who has forgotten her training. How many times have we heard the (hopefully) apocryphal story of the person trying to call for help and being unable to find the “11” button on the telephone?


Kendra September 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Wow!!! How terrifying for that poor girl. I hope she is ok. I assume she is since the video was posted online, but nowadays you can’t be sure.


Janos September 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Also did anyone notice the jerk that threw something at the flaming cups that started this whole mess?


Kendra September 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Somebody threw something at her?! I had thought it was a bug or moth attracted to the flames. If someone threw something at her that made her drop the flaming cups, I would bet that poor girl’s father is ticked. She could have been badly hurt, and ruined her quinciera (sp?). I have a couple of cousins who would pull a stunt like that, then get bent out of shape because everyone was mad at them. It was only a joke after all….sheesh!


Butterfly September 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

Yeah, something was definitely thrown, looks kind of like a ping pong ball or wadded up napkins. She actually reacted very gracefully when the object was thrown, until she realized that her dress was on fire!


Starchasm September 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I swear it looks like someone throws something at her around :16 to make those glasses fall over.

But that is just awful! Poor girl.


stephanie September 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

It looked to me like it was a moth or something that was flying towards the flames (attracted to light and heat) that startled her into knocking some of the cups off the tray. but yes, omg STOP DROP AND ROLL!!! If she had laid down right when the dress started burning, it would have gone right out, but instead she ran around and kept shaking and fluffing up the skirt, giving the fire even more oxygen to burn, until she ended up almost naked and burned. Not that I blame her, she was in a total panic, but someone else should have been able to help her faster.


Cat September 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm

If this is a portent of things to come, I’d elope when I was ready for marriage. No one in a large, poofy dress should get close enough to an open flame to have this happen. The drinks must have had alcohol in them in order for them to flame like that. She was too young to be handing flaming alcohol around, even though she was not partaking herself. She could have been disfigured or killed in a most horrible way.


Enna October 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

That is so dangerous. If fireworks, flames or sparklers are going to be used it’s got to be done safely as possible. Even then things can do wrong but they are less likely to and they wouldn’t be so serious.


justme June 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

oh my god, that poor girl! I hope she wasn’t burned too badly. Good thing her guests were paying attention.


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