Lanterns and Luminaries

I'm not having a tent, but I think that since the ceilings are fairly low at my reception venue, lanterns might really turn out well.  I appreciate all those brides (GhanaBride)with advice about getting lanterns to really glow as cost effectively as possible!  I'm wondering...will the plain, cream lanterns light up better than the purple ones?  It seems like they would.  I'm also pretty nuts for luminaries, and I'd like to hear any ideas about ways/places to use luminaries.  Has anyone incorporated luminaries into centerpieces?  I'd love to see pictures of that.


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Posted on November 3, 2009 at 5:36 am
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bumping for you!

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:06 am
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Lanterns and Luminaries photo 1077476-1Lanterns and Luminaries photo 1077476-2Lanterns and Luminaries photo 1077476-3

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:12 am
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I am having luminary table numbers...I am having luminary photo 1077525-1

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:23 am
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All of those ideas are gorgeous!  Can't wait to use them all, haha.  It seems like one of those looks that is better the more you have...


I absolutely loved my table name idea, but this may be even better...

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:45 am
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I love lanterns, luminaries, and even plain ol' string lights.  I plan on using them all everywhere and anywhere.  I just think they're so much fun!


Miss_em - Love the luminary table numbers.  I've never really seen that done before.  Are you putting candles in them or just those batter powered lights?


Also, how exactly do you get the lanterns to light up?  Do they come with lights already or do you have to rig them yourself?


 


Edit: What do you ladies think would look better?  Lanterns or luminaries strung up?

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 8:06 am
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mcdanieltobi - I am planning on putting real candles in them :). Although, I think battery powered ones would work nicely too...

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 8:07 am
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That will be so beautiful!  I can't wait to see how your going to do that!  I think it makes for such an elegant and romantic look!

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 8:10 am
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I thought about doing the table number Luminaries myself...I want a romantice vibe for the reception.

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:07 am
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mcdanieltobi - I personally like the look of luminaries strung up a bit better :)

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:10 am
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so how do you get the lanterns to really glow?
Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:20 am
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 I am using lanterns and string lights

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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