(Closed) outside wedding string lighting

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

When is your wedding?  What are you looking for exactally?  White bulbs or white lanterns?  If you are looking for the bulbs, my first thought would be to wait for the large assortment of Christmas lights to come out if you can wait that long. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I looked for these because I like the ones Olive Garden has and came to the conclusion that C7 size christmas string lights will do the same thing for me at less cost and I can use them for energy saving decor for the holidays as well. I see you have warm white as a color, is that because you’re looking for LED lights? Warm white was a rare color last christmas, but I did pick a couple small twinkle light type led string lights from michaels that were warm white. Hopefully this christmas more stores will catch on. There are a few online places you can find the types of string lights like the OG has but you’ll pay more for the bulbs than the actual string. Some one correct me please as I’d still like to get a set of those lights for my patio. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was just looking last night for our outside June wedding!  Check out http://www.lunabazaar.com/ — they have a nice selection of string lights.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

You can also rent them from tent companies and prop rental places.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2003

This is the best place I have found to purchase the lights you are looking for. They can even put together custom length strands of the c7 or c9 lights if you need them. I hope it helps!

http://www.partylights.com/

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh!  I just saw a big collection of string lights 50% off at Hobby Lobby today.  They had all different shapes, patterns, and colors, you should be able to find what you want.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Nice site ladybug. I’ve bookmarked that sight for later. I like the picture they have on their sight with the lights over the dance floor. That’s kind of the look I think I’m going for. From guessing at the number of lights over that area with a 24" spacing for C9 bulb strug lights a 140 plug string with bulbs would be $358.95. Seems a bit pricy to me for what it is.

Over last christmas clearance I accumulated 6 sets of c9 LED string lights they are 25 count lights on a 14.5 ft cord in cool white. If I wanted to I could connect 87 sets together! My six sets will be 87′ connected. I payed about $8 a set. So that comes out to just over $50 with tax. The bulb shaps aren’t round though. They are a modified traditional pointed oval light with little dimond divits to make it more sparkly looking. They are energy efficient and I can use them for Christmast decorations for years to come. I also bought other christms lights from thrift stores for much less, but haven’t counted them or taken them into my budget becasue they are being used as out door lighting right now 🙂

bellbell I do remember seeing small LED round ‘bulb’ string lights last Christmas, the bulb part (wich is actually little plastic over cover that goes over the top of normal shaped LEDs, the light from the LED is casts through the bulb shaped cover) were only about the size of a nickel and frosted, not clear. If you’re looking for LED lantern string lights I’ve seen the them, with lanterns the size of a tangerine, in the garden sections of stors again this spring. But I don’t know if they are warm white. I guess you could alwasy buy string lights and replace the cool white ones with warm white LEDs. I’ve looked for LEDs online also and the warm white are usually more expensif than cool white. LES’s do run cool, so if you get the string lights with the little shaped plastic covers I don’t see why you couldn’t coat them in something like maybe clear nail polish or varnish to give them a warmer glow. I wouldn’t paint the LED’s directly though just to be safe. I just pulled one set of my string lights out of the box the covers, or reflectors as the instructions call them, are actually screw off. How COOL! Are you doing lights and lanterns?

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am selling 350-foot of C7 bulb wedding lights. Three 100-foot strings @ 100 sockets and one fifty-foot [email protected] 50 sockets. C7 Green cords and C7 bulbs (350 bulbs!!). A few (very limited number ) of bulbs need to be replaced. Used only one night for wedding. Industrial quality. Paid $393.13 from Hometown Evolution Incorporated (www.hometown evolution.com). Will sell for $300.00. Great for any holidays/ wedding/event/business.

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