Please share in my WR pain …

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sorry! That’s so sad you wanted them so bad and could have had them…

I would like to say though, that depending on what is near the area they can be really dangerous for surrounding homes, wildlife, etc. Some states have tried to get them listed as litter as well. Maybe it was for the best?! 

Or you can two can release a latern of your own sometime? Or hire a photographer to take pictures while you do it? 

Post # 5
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mylittleviolett:  I think it could definitely be romantic with just the two of you!? Maybe you could even restate your vows as you do it? Or talk about your first year of marriage together? Whatever you decide let us know! I think that sounds awesome! 😀 

Post # 6
7290 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@mylittleviolett:  How about thinking about like this. What you did by not having the lanterns was to not litter and not endanger wildlife. So you were being ecologically minded.

Post # 8
9206 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think releasing just one on your 1 year anniversary is a beautiful idea 🙂 And releasing lots of them at your wedding is a high risk of wildfire. I don’t even think weddings here are allowed to use them, because of the dry climate at certain times of the year.

Post # 9
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ummm, seriously… not a good idea.

Too much can go wrong…

Never mind the fact that you’d be asking… rather well-lubricated Guests to have the required common sense to light them and then send them skywards

Talk about a personal injury case waiting to happen… never mind the obvious fire hazard to property


Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@mylittleviolett:  Another thing that might make you glad you don’t have them – in the UK earlier this year a lantern like that landed in a recycling plant and caused a major fire that went on for days and completely destroyed the plant and was so bad for the surrounding area!!

Post # 12
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@kellym83:  Haven’t they banned those laterns at most wedding venues over here now because of that? I know everywhere we looked made of point of saying NO WE DON’T DO THOSE, but we did look at venues in mainly rural areas close to farmland or country parks, so there were huge concerns about litter and harm to livestock.


OP that picture is beautiful, but at least you’re now free from the guilt of the repercussions!

Post # 13
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mylittleviolett:  You married the man of your dreams, and this is what you’re upset about? 

Wish lanterns are extremely dangerous and I don’t think any venue should allow guests to have them. Imagine a historical property being burnt to the ground because of one of these … our venue doesn’t even allow candles! 

Dwell on the fact that your day was absolutely beautiful without them. If this about a sentimental thing – such as remembering a loved one who wasn’t with you on your special day – then do your own memorial at home and buy beautiful candles.

Otherwise, do not cry over not having wish lanterns. They are not worth your tears. 

Post # 14
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mylittleviolett:  Ok, as someone who knows Perona Farms… I can not believe they allowed that. In my opion it was actually very irresponsible of them!! There are woods and then homes all around the area in Sparta… where will those lanters go which will not affect someone? I am more angered I know they allow this!!!

Post # 15
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lanterns are beautiful, but they are dangerous. Yes, even the “safe” ones.

Here’s a link to an image that shows the damage they do [Dead animal warning + injured child] and here is an article with farmers pleading that lanterns be banned.

Sky lanterns are floating fire. 800 acres were burned in 2011 [Myrtle beach] when a lantern fell upon dry brush.

Farmers have been pleading with anyone who will listen to make sky lanterns illegal. They kill livestock, destroy field crops, damage equipment.

Your wedding is not worth the life or home of somebody else. I really hope they make these lanterns illegal in the very near future. Too many people have been injured by them and too much wildlife has been killed.

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