Post # 1
I’m planning on using chinese lanterns to decorate our tented outdoor wedding reception. We’re going to have 3 big white tents with the DJ/dance floor/head table in the middle tent, and most of the guests seated in the outer two tents.
For those of you who have done something like these, a few questions/advice needed:
-How did you hang your chinese lanterns? From the support wires of the tent, or higher up (like from the ceiling?)
-How did you determine how many to buy? What worked for you in terms of spacing?
-Did you use lighted chinese lanterns (like with little LEDs inside the lantern), or just use the paper lanterns for some color? It won’t be dark for much of our reception, but once the sun goes down it could look cool for mood lighting…
Any tips are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Here’s a good inspiration post. It looks like most of the photos, the lanterns are tied up on wire strung from pole to pole, not necessarily on any of the support of the tent.
Paper Lantern Ideas
Otherwise, I would use the search function to see what some of the other Bees on the blog have already done. I haven’t used lanterns myself, but I know a few of the Bees have!
Post # 4
i trying to fugure out the same thing… what i did is i bought three lanterns first in different sizes so i can figure out how much i need and how to light them
Post # 5
There was a post a few months back, I believe originally from Miss Tiramisu (I can’t find it now) about hanging paper lanterns. Our plan is to use fishing line strung between the poles and then hang the paper lanterns off of that. We have a 40 by 100 tent and I plan on using about 75 lanterns, alternating really big ones and smaller ones. I’m not going for the allover coverage though, and unfortunately can’t find the picture that is my inspiration. The picture that is my inspiration actually has string lights and the lanterns are attached to that, so they aren’t actually lighted but it looks really cool.
This website is where I have found the cheapest lanterns so far http://www.justartifacts.com
Post # 6
I found it! Here is the picture that I was talking about, and this is what I plan on doing with hanging them, I just need to decide if I want the string lights or if I want to put lights in the lanterns.