Post # 1
Hi! I just fell in love with sky lanterns! They’re from Asia… I forget where. And they’re featured inthe Disney rapunzel movie, Twisted. They’re also called wish lanterns, and wedding lanterns. Anyway I was thinking of getting them for my wedding night “send off” I would probably get 40 or so, and I think they would look so cool!
Has anyone seen this in real life, or used them?
Post # 3
Are they the ones that you light up so the heat expands it and it flies away?
I’ve seen it done once. I don’t think it worked out the way the bride and groom wanted. They couldn’t get them all going in the same time frame, so there was one or two going up at a time. It was a bit frustrating as well to get the things lit.
Post # 4
I’ve never been to a wedding where they did them-but I am having them at my wedding. I ordered them off of amazon.
I tried one out, to test it, and it did take a bit longer than I would of liked to light- I’m going to buy like 10 lighters(the long ones) to light them all. We are having 40 lanterns.
~They are pretty big, prob have one per couple/family….kinda takes 2 people to get it going(one hold/one light)
Post # 5
They can be pretty but, honestly, they can also be a total disaster and a lot of venues are banning them. Our venue had its roof set on fire by one recently causing several thousand pounds worth of damage. They are also a danger to livestock who can accidentally eat the frames.
Sorry to be a downer but I didn’t know about the issues until someone else told me and I did some research.
Post # 6
I’m torn on having these at our wedding in March. I haven’t ordered them yet, but keep researching them and seeing feedback about the fire dangers and concerns about livestock and animals. Many of my friends really want me to have them because they’ll be great for photos and the guests will enjoy them, but something’s holding me back from ordering them. I’ve even received approval from our venue, which I was rather surprised by. Ithinkpink90 – please let us know how yours go this weekend?
Post # 7
they just had them on an episode of Four Weddings, they were beautiful! They did them in honor of family members gone before them.
Post # 8
@sehrler: I may have seen that one?
I was just going to post saying I just saw them in an episode of Four Weddings and they did not go as planned. I don’t know if I would risk setting the venue on fire.
Post # 9
I wanted to use them but I’m afraid I would catch barns/fields on fire or something awful like that. They’re so pretty though!!
Post # 10
@Aure: The one I saw, it went ok. The other 3 wedding contestants were nervous for the bride’s hair though!
Post # 11
Would you mind letting us know how it went with your wish lanterns after your wedding.
I am also considering it for my August 11th wedding.
Post # 12
They are highly illegal here.
Post # 13
Hmmmm…. it would be an unplanned, added expense, and the wedding is in my dad’s backyard (pleanty of room for something like this, but the risk may not be worth it seeing as how it is a residential area.
Thanks for all your input Bees!
Post # 14
We had wish lanterns at our wedding back in March and they were one of the most talked about parts of our entire day. All of the guests absolutely loved them. I know they’re pretty controversial on the boards, but we opted to have them after receiving approval from our venue and we’re so glad we did. One of our favorite photos is of us launching one off.
Post # 15
You also have to take into consideration that you will most likely have to let emergency services know. We have a law over here which means that the coastguard has to approve them first – because so many people report them when they’re set off.
They also can cause massive problems for any local cattle farmers, so you would have to let any farms/people who have fields nearby know what you are planning. Cows in particular like to eat the frames, which can lead to internal bleeding and cause fatalities. I live on a dairy farm, so I’m quite biased, but I would much prefer someone set off some fireworks than put my cows at risk.
Of course there’s always the problem of setting places on fire too!
Post # 16
I thought about these, but there is no fire allowed at the venue I want, and well thats something I was a little worried about anyway. Now im thinking about the balloons with the LED lights in them. Im not exactly sure how it would work but its definately safer than fire.