(Closed) Wedding Centerpiece using Chinese Lanterns

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

OMG!  I saw these too and wanted them so bad.  I got quoted by a few places all of which were WAY TO EXPENSIVE so I decided to scrap the idea.  Awwww…it brings a few tears to my eyes because I wanted these sooooooo BAD!  Oh well.  Good luck!  I wish I knew what to tell you but I think no matter what you do…it will end up costing quite a bit.  =( 

Post # 4
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would think it would be thick-ish metal rods. That would be my best guess. Maybe you could try taking this to a hardware store and ask one of the associates for their opinion.

Post # 5
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

So we aren’t doing something exactly like that, but we wanted paper lanterns and couldn’t hang them from the ceiling of our venue because is was far too high. We have decided to go out on his parents property and chop down saplings for eight trees about 6-7 feet in heighth and cement them into coffee cans. Then we are painting the saplings and cans black, covering them in white lights and hanging 9 12″ lanterns from each sapling. (3 orange, 3 pink and 3 white) We will light the lanterns with throwies.
We are having our wedding in a big pool hall, (a real pool, not like billiards) so one tree will be on each corner of the pool, with fountains and lights in the pool and one on either side of the arbor and one on either side of the doors to the venue. I wanted to have the same feel as your photo, but didn’t want to pay someone to do it!!!! Viola!!! Wink

Post # 6
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsDosterToBe: That is similar to what we’re trying. The rods have been tricky. We found these stainless rods that are 1/8th inch diameter and 3ft long. It seems like we can drill holes into a piece of scrap wood. The hard part has been bending the metal, it is harder than it seems to get the effect. The other thing that is tricky is what size lantern to use. Fiance and I disagree, I think small 4″ ones but he thinks bigger. Still a work in progress.


My wedding is July 22nd, I can keep you posted on how it turns out. Pleas epost here if you guys make progress!

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