(Closed) Wish Laterns

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ika: Can you describe a wish lantern a little more? I’m not familiar with them, but are they something that you could use the electric tea lights for to prevent any worry about fires? They even make the e-lights that flicker now to look more realistic, and white or yellow ‘glow’ for your preference. 

Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Are you talking about the ones you release into the sky? I want to do this too, but share the same concerns. Anyone have experience with them?

Post # 6
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m from Germany and after some terrible accidents the use of wish lanterns is forbidden and requires a special written permission now, which of course is not important to you but you might be interested to hear the reasons:

The possibility of a fire hazard, especially in a hot and dry summer. Nobody can predict the strength and direction of the wind, conditions can change suddenly and you can not predict or control where the lantern flies to or comes down. It may hurt other people or material goods and set them on fire. Moreover the user can hurt himself


Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We had wish lanterns as our favors, and I can’t tell you how much people loved them. It was many of our guests’ favorite part of the wedding, and was really a beautiful moment. They were great for our beach wedding, as there was no worry of a fire hazard and we bought fully biodegradeable ones. We used matches and tiki torches so people could light them. This isn’t a great picture, but should give you an idea of how ours went. Feel free to message me with more questions/specifics!


Post # 8
12 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m really interested in having wish laterns at our wedding as well, but I’m concerned too.  I thought about checking with our venue coordinator but I’m not sure that she would even know.

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