Originally Posted by 1106wedding
Pardon my ignorance but when do you assemble them? Onsite? It looks like once you tape the light to the battery, the light is ON? How long does it last? I have to hand everything over to the resort a couple days before our wedding...thanks!
I cut up small pieces of plastic (I used the stuff that was the packaging around my new hair straightener), and placed it between the battery and the LED contacts. (you will discover that one side of the battery is live, this is the side where to place the "plastic tab") Then wrap it tight with electric tape. I also purchased small "alligator clips" (paper clip) and then clipped everything together. (I did this all at home)
Once at the resort, I handed my LED throwies to the wedding coordinators and all they have to do is pull the plastic tab out when they hang them into the paper latern. The alligator clip helps make sure everything stays tight, and it's super easy to attach string to hang it into the latern.
Our LED throwies easily lasted about 2 weeks, before the batteries died.