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Chinese Paper Lantern Questions??

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#1 avramnanan

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    Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:55 PM

    I planning to use chinese lanterns at the outdoor reception and I have many questions?
    -Which ones to use Nylon Lanterns or Paper Lanterns?
    -Has anyone used Partylights.com, lunabazaar.com, paperlanternstore.com, asianideas.com or any other websites. How was your experience ordering online?
    -Did anyone buy the 10 light socket cordkits? how were they?
    -Color Lantern vs White Lanterns? With color i'm worried that they look beautiful online and not so great inperson
    -What size to use ?
    Any advice on using lanterns??
    Thanks everyone..

    #2 monkey

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      Posted 04 January 2009 - 02:33 AM

      Did you get a response or end up ordering? I am interested in the turquoise ones but will have to pay for expedited shipping, so I want to really like them!

      I had one more question - would they stay upright if you were to sit them on the sand?

      #3 avramnanan

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        Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:40 AM

        I ordered Battery operated lanterns. I've decided not to use them. The battery operated lanterns were really nice (great color I ordered 2 types of pink) but they didn't give enough light for what I needed.(my venue is really, really dark) I did a test run on the batteries. I turned them on in the morning and late at night they were still on. (but the light dims) They do stand on their own. (battery operated have a plastic base) But I think a little wind can blow them away. Hopes this help let me, know if you have any other questions :)

        #4 JCrosby

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          Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:32 PM

          Where did you end up ordering from?

          #5 DRod0214

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            Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:37 PM

            i too am interested in the lanterns too. If you have heard of anything from anyone elkse, just let me know.


            #6 beachbride2009

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              Posted 10 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

              I too, am going to use lanterns. I am going to use them with an LED tealight as part of my table centerpieces. I am also debating on whether paper or nylon will allow more light through. If anyone knows, I'd be happy to hear their opinions!

              #7 San Fran Sarah

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                Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:08 AM

                Here is a whole post on how to make LED "throwie" lights to light up the lanterns. It saves some money on the cords and tea lights and you don't have to worry about electricity or fire. I'm going to make some of these so I will keep you posted.

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                #8 rachelannmartin

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                  Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:17 AM

                  San Fran Sarah!! Thank you sooooo much for sharing the "throwie" post! You have saved us a ton of cash! Now i get to put my FI to work HAHAHHA I cannot thank you enough! I will keep you all posted on our progress

                  #9 Sparkles8300

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                    Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

                    What size lantern did you girls end up using? I am so bad at math and anything number related. The sizes are between 6 inch-20 inch? I want them to be the "normal" med size. How many inches would that be!!!

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                    #10 BlakleyBrideToBe

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                      Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:53 AM

                      I'm interested in the lanterns too? Love to hear what everyone else is doing?

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