(Closed) Impulse bought paper lanterns. Now I can't hang anything from the ceiling!

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
8489 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have no ideas for you, but that sucks!

Post # 4
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Use them as centerpieces! Type “paper lantern centerpieces” into Pinterest and check them out.

Post # 5
45631 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could do these centerpieces that use paper lanterns


You need a heavy vase (or one weighted with rocks etc) , flexible rods (bamboo garden stakes, metal rods). The weight of the balloons causes the rods to bend. They are high enough that they do not obstruct anyone’s sight line across the table for conversation.

Or you could do something like this:

Artisitc Paper lantern Centerpieces by jerrypisani on Etsy, $50.00

Post # 7
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Love the last idea ! Can you also incorporate them into the ceremony lay them on the ground and use them as vases for flwoers to line the aisle or if you are having something like an arbor have a couple of them hanging as well

Post # 8
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

craigslist! We also used lanterns for the reserved seating rows  instead of flowers.

Post # 11
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Are their trees outside your venue? You could hang them there. Don’t worry, you’ll find a use for them!

Post # 12
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Will they allow you to use 3M Command Strips? They allow you to hang things without nails and without damage.  I used the heavier ones to hang curtains.  If they still don’t want things hanging from the ceiling (if the ceiling tiles are too weak) maybe you can hang them high on the walls and string fishing wire between them and hang the lanterns from the wire?  Note that you’ll really need the heavy duty ones and I’d do a few test runs to see what length spans and how many balloons they can handle.  

Post # 13
11328 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@julies1949: Love those, especially the second picture.

Post # 14
8428 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012


I love some of the ideas julies1949:  has posted and I love the pic you have of them posted around the pool as well from the martha stewarts wedding….so pretty!

Here are a couple more pics using lanterns


Post # 16
8428 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrand2008:  I know I thought those were awesome!!

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