(Closed) Lanterns as centerpieces– am I going to burn my guests?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just from a liability standpoint, I would try to find something less dangerous.  I would hate to have one of my guests get hurt when it was avoidable.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yea that is crazy that it got that hot to the touch….a lot of people or curious like me..and would touch it lol.  Now I think I can X the latern centerpiece off of my list….Maybe you should consider looking for something else??? Sorry girl

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that lanterns look so pretty and I LOVE that image! I am going to look into this for my own upcoming wedding!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If there was any concern during your test run, then find a different centerpiece. I’m not sure why your guests would be touching it in the first place and it won’t even occur to the majority to do so. But you don’t want anything they will hurt themselves with.  You can also go for the battery operated tealights inside the lanterns and they won’t heat the metal. They aren’t terribly realistic looking but most people don’t pay that much attention to whether they are real or not.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont think you should worry about people touching it – I really dont think anyone would? People always have candles at wedding and no one touches the candlestick or the votive, do they? Maybe a more expensive (ie, rental) lantern would be better than just buying super cheap ones.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I second serabell.  Use the flickering battery operated tea lights because they look like the real deal.  My church wouldn’t let me use candles on my decor.  I am using moroccan lanterns and will be using the battery operated tea lights for them 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love that lantern and am looking for something just like that.  I agree with using the battery operated tea light too….they don’t get hot and last longer than burning a real tea light. 

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