Lanterns as centerpieces

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found mine and several others at hobby lobby.  They can’t order seasonal items, but they can order their regular candle holders.  They will also give you a raincheck for the sale price while they ship to your store(I got mine for 50% off, $9 a piece).

Post # 4
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am sorry that I don’t have a picture, but I went to a wedding recently that had the most gorgeous lantern centerpieces.

They used these lanterns – they are black and a bit filligreed (they had a Moroccan look) –  They also used battery powered candles, which I really liked – they have a really soft glow, and never blow out!  Then the couple very loosely wrapped some berry branches (fake) around the base of the lanterns.  It looked really sophisticated, but was really cheap!

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Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have 16 white lanterns for sale, and I’m asking 7.50 each, plus shipping! Never opened (except for one!). πŸ™‚


Post # 7
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 Here were our centerpieces. They are from Ikea, as well as the candles. We used fake flowers to fill them and they ended up costing $24 each! πŸ™‚ We let our guests take them home, I actually think there were fights over them haha, not real fights but you know πŸ˜› – Hope this helps you!

Post # 9
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I love lanterns.  We’re using them.  It’s a nice alternative to the vase/mason jar/bottle full of flowers.  And they are cheap!  

I did a quick mock up the other day.  We have 20 lanterns, 144 votive candles and holders (the tea lights will actually be white votives on the wedding day.  I didn’t want to light them just for the mock.  I think I’m going to add some red berries and a bit of greenery to this as well.  And there’s 2 black frames to go on either side of this on the table (one has the menu, the other has the table number.)  The pinecones are all over our decor.  I collect them like a crazy human-squirrel. 

Total cost per table: 

lantern – $3, mirror $2, votives/votive holders $.45 combined (x4), tall candle $.50, photo frames (not pictured) $.98 ea (x2) = 9.26 plus taxes.  I’m not sure what the add-ons will cost, but they’ll be less than $15 per table.  

Post # 10
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

misslaurav:  I bought ours at the dollarstore (Dollarama)! They had a dark brown lantern, slightly smaller than that (ours is maybe about 20cm tall?) with a lovely frosted/patterned glass, but they were too ornate for Fiance.  He likes simple.  They also had some with a battery operated candle inside.  They were all $3 ea.  We like these the best.  They were in the seasonal/outdoor patio section.

I’ve also seen them at stores like JYSK, Superstore, Ikea, Bouclair for less than $20 ea.  The superstore ones were on my list, but I was going to have to take out the glass and spray paint them as they were coloured and we really wanted black.  I like these better.  (I’m Canadian an all those stores are probably only in Canada.) 


Edite:  ANNNNND I just realized this is a 4 year old thread, you’ve likely bought, used, sold your lanterns by now.  πŸ˜›  Oh well, I hope this helps someone looking currently.

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  sostobe.
Post # 12
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

sostobe:  Do you mind if I ask where you got your lanters? That’s such a great price!


Sorry I just saw your response to someone else πŸ™‚

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  keevolpi.
Post # 14
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

keevolpi:  No problem!  I’ve seen them everywhere! 

Post # 15
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

misslaurav:  Here are a few different “looks,” depending on what mood you’re in!


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