(Closed) Sky/Wishing Lanterns

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: So what do you prefer?
    Sky Lanterns : (18 votes)
    44 %
    Fireworks : (18 votes)
    44 %
    Alternative (which i'll say below) : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    2518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would def. check into whether that is allowed in your area or not. I live in northern CA & would get into some HUGE trouble if we were to send these up into the air during the summer months (ie- fire season) especially at our location in the redwood forest… BUT I’m pretty sure fireworks also aren’t allowed here either so I would think if one is ok the other might be as well. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Damn… I love the idea of them (so sweet in Tangled), but if they’re dangerous you’d probably better not use them. 

    Maybe you could give everybody sparklers to wave around. It might make for some pretty pictures!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5012 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They’re pretty, but they are also a fire risk and massive danger to animals. 

    We were allowed a low-noise fireworks display as long as it was done by a professional pyrotechnics firm.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6750 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @SpecialSundae:  How much does something like that cost??  I was considering doing Sky Lanterns, too, instead of fireworks, but after reading this, I feel kind of bad!

    Post # 8
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Hang on, are there small, battery powered led lights? If so, you could tie those to helium balloons and send them up. They shouldn’t be a fire risk because led doesn’t get very hot. 

    You’d probably need to get somebody to go around the next day and try to clean them up though.

    Post # 11
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    5012 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @futuremrsk18:  Our display cost £1000, but the options started at half that.

    Post # 12
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    11242 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was under the impression that some of these are biodegradable? I love these and how they look, but I’m not comfortable with them unless I know that they’ll completely disintegrate or do them over a lake or something. Hell, I gave up my idea of confetti/poppers when I couldn’t find any biodegradable ones.

    Post # 14
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    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My friend used laterns for her son’s birthday last week.  Half her backyard burned down after one of them fell to the ground accidentally.  The fire department came out and everything.  So I would be careful with those.

    Post # 15
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    3627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a problem with using balloons because once they pop or deflate, animals get to them and they can choke and die. This applies to both land and sea animals. With this in mind, I probably would vote for fireworks, but I’m not sure of the environmental ramifications of fireworks.

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