Wedding Paper Lanterns

A great and easy way to dress up a ceremony or reception space is to add paper lanterns. There are so many different shapes, sizes and colors that can be used to add a little extra drama. Cluster them together over the reception guest tables or over a dance floor for added decor.

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For a different look, choose lanterns in unusual shapes and sizes.

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I especially like patterned lanterns with stripes, flowers or geometric designs.

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Some paper lanterns also have texture to add another layer of dimension.  Or hang traditional round lanterns with garland made of flowers or branches for a whimsical look.

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Large over sized lanterns look beautiful for pictures in the evening.  Plus you don’t have to buy or hang as many lanterns to get the same dramatic look.

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Over sized lanterns are also unique and interesting decor for an open lawn.  What do you think about this?

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They even make colored mini lanterns that are great for pew ends!

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Do you have a unique way you are using lanterns for your ceremony or reception?  We want to know!

Happy Planning!

Lantern Release for Wedding Farewell!

 I think every bride and groom hope for a memorable departure from their reception.  Most couples opt for a traditional farewell of bubbles, rose petals or even sparklers but this past October a Glendalough Manor couple had a unique and fun way for guests to say their farewells and I just had to share this idea with you!

Lauren and Adam Matthews released lanterns right before they left the reception and not only did Stephanie Hamlet capture some beautiful photographs of the lantern release but it was also a very memorable moment for the bride and groom and all of their guests. The bride said it was “one of her favorite parts of the wedding”.

I found some eco friendly lanterns on that are 100% biodegradable.  They are non-flammable and easy for your guests to use.  They will fly for about 12 minutes and go up about a mile high in the sky and the white lanterns are a stunning display when released by all of your guests at the same time. 

An idea I absolutely love is to have your guests write a “wish” for you and your groom on the lantern itself and on the personalized tags.  The tags can be kept as a keepsake from the wedding!

Hope you like this ideas as much as I did! Happy Planning!