(Closed) Christmas lights for tent?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46654 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The number of lights you need depends on how you plan to use them.

You can see that the number and length of strings varies widely. I suggest you figure out the pattern you want to have, then you will be able to figure out the quantity.

Don’t forget that many couples sell their lights on Craigslist.here are all the current listings:


Did you know that you can check all the posts on all Craigslist sites at once?

Go to                                                  http://www.google.com

enter                                                   site:caigslist.org

then add what you are looking for      white moni lights

Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We are also having a tent reception and are planning on doing this! Can’t wait to see pictures!

My sister had her reception under a pavillion and we used xmas lights to decorate the entire thing. It took a good bit of lights, but not AS much as I thought it would take! 

Also be sure to use candles/small lamps, etc. so you are not relying solely on the lights overhead (you can just use the lights, but the candles add a nice romantic feel).

Check with friends and family to see if they have some you could use. Amazon and ebay also have good deals (with a little searching).

Good luck!

Post # 6
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re doing this also and I’m starting to worry about not having enough lights.


@julies1949:  That’s a good tip though that I’ll keep in mind about figuring out what pattern we want and then seeing how many lights we need. Thanks!! 🙂

Post # 8
46654 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@erincredible:  I just noticed that I made  typos in the section about searching all of Craigslist.

It should be    site:craigslist.org white mini lights.

I left out the r in Craigslist and spelled mini wrong.

Sorry about that.


Post # 10
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

alejandro:  you’re going to learn very quick people here dont like it when you post of years old threads. Find somewhere else to advertise. 

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