(Closed) Non lit paper lanterns??

posted 13 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
36 posts

I’ve hung paper lanterns outside for a couple of different parties now–unlit, during the daytime. And they look super!

I know that doesn’t completely answer your question. But I’ve also noticed that Ikea, when they hang paper lanters in the store actually lights them remotely–ie, whether or not the light inside the lamp is on, there’s a stronger light from overhead aimed at the lantern. My guess would be that depending on the venue, you might want to add some of those extra overhead lights (if possible) so that the lanterns don’t kinda pile up and look dark…

 Looking forward to hearing if others have actually done this!

Post # 4
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

World Market makes battery operated lanterns.  I bought a package of three for a party. 

Post # 5
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

How tall is the ceiling? You need to be careful that you don’t have people running into them. I haven’t ever seen them done like that, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t look good! Buy a few and take them to your venue to check it out.

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I found a pack of 15 little LED lights that can be looped through lanterns to light them at Walmart for $10.

Post # 7
5 posts

My neighbour did this in a hall for her wedding.  It looked very nice even unlit.  It made the hall very pretty and wasn’t overwhelming.  Go for it.

Post # 8
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We were supposed to light the lanterns that we hung around our dance floor at the reception but we just didn’t have the time to put them together. The lanterns looked great without them but I would’ve liked them lit just to create the mood I wanted.

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