(Closed) DIY Lighting: Am I insane?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

YES! lol. Just kidding. Honestly, i think each one of is at least a little insane for attempting to plan our own weddings. . .never mind the super DIYers. Dont worry though. . .lol. . .i am doing practically EVERYTHING by myself.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I think we are all a little crazy, I’m doing the same thing.  Although I’ve ordered around 120 –

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m going to be attempting the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d rather be crazy than spend the the huge price tag for our tent rental company to hang lanterns.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I might have you beat – I am making my own drum lamps and then we’re hanging them ourselves…certifiable. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

BUT SOOO PRETTY! I don’t know if our venue will let us hang things from the ceiling, but if they will I’m thinking about doing somrthing similar!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

You are not insane!  What is insane is the price that rental companies try to charge you for lighting!  We did 130 paper lanterns lit by DIY throwies and the effect was gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

It does take forever though.  You’ll have to remind yourself how much money you are saving A LOT.  

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

hi 2dbride!  we planned on using 3, as with some trial and error found that that gave the best glow… but with time running out we ended up with not quite enough and actually used 2 in a lot of the lanterns.  it looked better with 3 though!  I’m sure 6 would give quite a nice glow! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My jaw is on the floor… that is A LOT of work. You aren’t insane– you’re just ensuring that your venue is going to look fabulous!

Oh yay you’re going to get keys to the venue the night before? That makes it a lot less stressful! Its going to look so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

Hmm.. the picture didn’t load.  Good luck, it sound like it will be beautiful!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I love the color!!!!  It looks really great. ๐Ÿ™‚

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