(Closed) Sky Lanterns

posted 5 years ago in Reception
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Helper bee
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Like balloon releases, sky lanterns pose a whole host of safety and environmental concerns. You are basically throwing trash that is on fire up into the air and hoping that is does not land on someone’s roof and result in a fire or cause the death of an animal that eats or becomes entangled in it. I really hope you will consider safety and ecology in making your decision.

 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing one but we haven’t bought them just yet. And there are environmentally friendly options made with wood instead of metal rings. Because the ballon part is basically just paper which decomposes very quickly.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@JenGirl:  Does the wood and paper disintegrate on contact? If not, you are littering in someone else’s yard/street/place of work/lake/whatever. What goes up must come down somewhere. And there is the added risk of starting a wild fire or burning someone’s property to the ground. You are letting an open flame just wander wherever the wind takes it! It’s akin to throwing your lit trash in someone’s yard and just walking away. It’s inconsiderate, if not downright dangerous. I realize that they are very pretty, but when you think about the consequences of these actions, and how someone else is left to clean up the mess you make, pretty just is not enough to justify it all.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

sorry, I don’t have any advice on where to get them but I just wanted to let you know to be sure to run the idea past your venue before you buy any. I wanted to do them soooo badly but my venue said I had to have permission from the local airport (which was about 10miles away I think). After speaking with the airport person and explaining what they are he decided we couldn’t have them because they could confuse a pilot trying to land because they can go pretty high. Just so you know! But I hope it works out for you because they’re so beautiful!

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also check with your local municipal bylaws. They are not allowed in many places.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i think these look fantastic!!

 

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I hv loads of these leftover as we estimated 1 each to be on the very safe side. So if anyone wants em, I will do free priority shipping. 

 

And for for a small fee, I can buy and tie strings on them so you can gently guide them back to you when the fuel pack runs out.

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