Hanging Lanterns Makes a Wedding More Romantic
Of course a wedding is supposed to be romantic but don’t you think that hanging paper lanterns makes a wedding even more romantic? So why not decorate with this relatively inexpensive item that can fit many different wedding themes.
Decorating with Paper Wedding Lanterns
Consider using wedding lanterns to decorate your wedding. As a relatively inexpensive addition to your wedding decor, they certainly go a long way to give that extra kick of festiveness. Paper lanterns that flutter in the wind will give an extra festive look to your outdoor or garden wedding. Outdoor wedding lanterns always get ooh’s and ah’s from the guests.
Likewise, hang paper lanterns across your indoor wedding reception ballroom to easily liven up the space.
Wedding Lanterns Come in Lots of Shapes and Sizes
You will find paper lanterns in many sizes and shapes, colors and patterns. Shapes can be round, star shaped, oval, tiered and “hot-air-balloon” shaped among others.
- Common sizes range from 6″ to 24″ wide for depending on the shapes of lanterns.
- White wedding lanterns are very popular. Other colors are bright purples, blues, reds, deep green, and many pastel colors
- Patterns like “china cat yellow sunflower”, “cosmic splash” and butterflies to name a few.
In addition to your hanging wedding lanterns, coordinating lanterns can serve as table decor. Wedding lanterns centerpieces are so cheap and easy and cost a lot less than fresh flower centerpieces. Why not reserve fresh flower arrangements in beautiful crystal vases for the head table and the buffet table!
Wedding lanterns are fairly cheap decorations that can be purchased from an online store like The Knot as well as other online party decoration companies and importers. Just order them enough time before the wedding so you will have them in time.
Decorate with Strings of Electric Lanterns
If you are having an evening outdoor wedding consider buying strings of electric lights in the form of traditional Chinese wedding lanterns, hot air balloons, stars, clusters of grapes or anything in between. Just find something that goes with your wedding theme, personal tastes or whimsy.
Like the paper lanterns, such lighting can be purchased online from a number of websites. Connect a few strings together, end to end like Christmas tree lights, and hang them from tree branches, across the trusses of a gazebo or between garden arches.
Some of these lanterns have battery operated LED lights while others are solar powered. Also, an even more romantic effect can be achieved with lights designed to flicker like candles. You will find that some of these “lanterns” look a lot like the rice-paper lanterns above, yet are made of materials that can better withstand the elements.
Keep in Mind
A very big advantage of paper lanterns is that they are relatively inexpensive and can decorate the wedding grounds and accessorize the reception hall with little fuss. So have fun decorating with wedding lanterns and let the romance begin.