(Closed) Paper lantern sizes?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you want the size around a baseball you want the 8″ its the closest without being too small like the 3″.. I found the 3’s too small 8 was small but not too much.. I just purchased 9 Paper lanterns.. I did a combo… I did 8″, 16″ and 20″

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

12″ is the diameter. You probably will need 12″, 16″ or 20″.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

FYI- If anyone is looking for bright colors-hot pink, lime, purple, orange, red, Hobby Lobby has a 3 pack of paper lanterns in their garden party section for $6.99!  And they are 40% off every few weeks.  I keep sending FH to buy all the hot pink and red ones when they are on sale!  They are various sizes per pack too which I think is cute.  Happy lanterning!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I have a 40×60 tent that we haveto decorate and we’re getting 14″, 16″ and a few 20″ if that helps you.  I think the 8″ and 12″ are a little smallbut that’s just my opinion 😉 good luck! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

One thing to think about is whether you will light them, and if so, how.  I’m not an expert on the physics of this, but if you go from an 8″ paper lantern to a 16″, you need way more than double the amount of light.

At our wedding, we had 8″, 10″, and 18″ lanterns.   See picture, below.  This link has information on how we lit each size.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

do you want to sell them after the wedding?

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