Post # 1
Good morning bees! I’ve been looking at paper lanterns on Save-on-crafts, but I just can’t figure out the logistics. I want to get the LED ones that are pre-lit, battery operated. However, I’m envisioning them hanging from the tent ceiling at 5:00 in August (AKA not dark out yet) and wondering if the LEDs will go out before it does get dark! Anyone have any experience with the LED lanterns? When di dyou light them? How long did they last? Anyone use paper lanterns that can be plugged in at twilight? What kind of lights did you use? Sooo confusing! Any help would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Look for Tiramisu’s posts about it, I got a lot of goof information on logistics from the post and the comments that followed. I’m using the paperlanternstore .com – I found they are the cheapest and have a good selection (I haven’t bought yet so I can’t comment on quality yet)
We’ll be making the LED throwies and lighting them the night before. I think they’ll last atleast 24hrs before they start to fade.
Keep us posted on any info you find out, there are tons of us looking for tricks on lighting lanterns.
Post # 4
Will do, thanks for the tip!
Post # 5
I have an article on the various ways of lighting paper lanterns, complete with step by step instructions, at this link. It’s actually a finalist in a DIY wedding contest at the moment, so if you like it you could vote for it at this link.
Post # 6
I had a pool party with 145 lanterns strung across my entire yard. Obviousely we had to hang them the day of the party. I used Floralytes from http://www.codwholesale.com the one that were only for one time use. Because I knew I was not going to climb up the latter and take them down to save the batteries! These lights lasted 3 days. I’m not kidding you. Some even fell in the pool from the wind the next morning and stayed lite for about a day! They come on a bungie cord and I just cut the bungie to fit the lantern size and taped it to the lantern hardware. (just so if the wind blew the lights wouldn’t fly off)
Heres a picture! Fun look!
Post # 7
Hi there. We did lanterns in our tent. I think the guys hung them up around noon and turned the LEDS on then. They were still going strong the next day! Good luck!
Post # 8
The floralytes are plenty of light for up to 24″ lanterns! Believe me these floralytes are great! And really this is an en-expensive solution and can be lite at the beginning of the day and you won’t have to mess with them till the next day! They will be bright by the time it is dark outside. I tested it!
Post # 9
Thanks so much! I’ve got plenty of time to test it out, but the less money I have to spend on testing it, the more money I’ll have for my actual wedding! And even though these are a little more expensive then hunting down supplies to build your own “throwies” I think I’d rather spend the extra to make my day a little easier…