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

posted 9 years ago in Reception
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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

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Helper 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.  🙂

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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

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Busy Beekeeper

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! 

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I vote for both too.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • 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!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re doing both too 🙂

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Newbee

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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