(Closed) Paper Lanterns and Strin lights. must it be one or the other.. could it be both?

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

we are using lights and paper lanterns.  The lanterns don’t give off a whole lot of light.

Post # 4
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Sounds lovely.  I am no lighting expert, but I can’t think of a reason it would be a wedding faux pas.  🙂

Post # 5
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think both would look great!  No reason not to!

Post # 6
3968 posts
Honey bee

If you’ve always loved the lanterns, go for it. 

I love the look of lanterns, but you need A LOT for them to make a difference.  I recently planned an event that had the flicker light in them (the kind that work off a battery) and it barely emitted any light.

You definitely get more bang for the buck with lights.

My vote is for both! 


Post # 7
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

I vote for both too.

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are using both- string lights around the paremeter and lanterns overhead. They set the mood more than anything, and are so gorgeous!

Post # 9
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re doing both too 🙂

Post # 11
4 posts

I just found this DIY project on Martha Stewart weddings today and saved it b/c I liked the idea so much. It uses large-bulb christmas lights, stickers and paper bags. It seems pretty easy and very inexpensive! I say the more lights and twinkle the better. Another look I found recently that I like is having the twinkle lights hand vertically from the ceiling (if it’s inside) this gives the illusions of height. Anyway. here’s the link: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/good-things/dinner-at-dusk-paper-lanterns?autonomy_kw=lanterns 

Good luck!

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