Post # 1
I’m getting married in August at my parents home where we will also be having the reception. Our reception is being held in a 40 x 60 tent and for our lighting we’d like to hang an array of chinese paper lanterns. We’re using LED lights because we have issues using a lot of power. Do any of you know how to hang the lanterns in the tent? We’re doing this ourself… and we want to know how much work it’s going to take. I’m assuming we won’t be able to hang them until the day of because we have to manually turn them on. Thank you everyone for your help!
Post # 3
I have been trying to get an answer to this exact question for over a month now, maureen. If you have figured it out, or if there’s somebody (anybody? hello?) else reading this post, can you please forget that this girl asked the question 3 whole months ago and just respond with some info anyway? So I can stop obsessively searching threads for the answer?
Post # 4
I have actually hung laterns inside and along the sides of the tent many times. Here is what I do. Take a ribbon or a plastic tread (fishing treads that are clear) and wrap around the bars inside and along the tent. Then take the laterns and just hang them on the thread. Make sure to space them out evenly and if your laterns don’t have hooks on them, you can buy hooks like the ones used for Christmas ornaments from your local crafts store. Also, make sure to drop the laterns just low enough to be seen and not covered by the tent edges. Hope this helps.
Post # 5
My venue wants to charge an outrageous amount to hang lanters all over the tent. So, to compromise we’re having them just hung around the interior tent poles (there are 2).
Basically the lanterns will be hung in bunches at varying height around the poles- high enough that nobody will bump into them- to make a kind of chandelier effect.
It will be much less work than trying to hang them all over. Also, we didn’t want to buy lots and lots of lanterns and felt that clustering the 2 dozen we purchased would have a bigger impact that spreading them all over.
I got the idea out of a recent issue of a bridal magazine, but I can’t remember which one, otherwise I would post the picture.