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Anyone heard of/using SKY LANTERNS?

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#41 Jacilynda

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    Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:33 PM

    I think these are absolutely beautiful!

    But.... you cannot pack these on a plane, especially if you have alot of them... they are flammable.

    Just something to think about. Australia put a temporary ban on the use, supply and sale of sky lanterns for 18 months a week ago. Due to fires and the lanterns being so hazardous. A whole country is using the next 18 months to decide if these are so hazardous that they need a permanent ban.

    Just a small side note there. Plus I have to agree, wind on the beach, and drunk people, you need 2 to light one and you can't have wrinkled corners, etc is just maybe too much for wedding where drinking is involved.

    I think these may be better for a funeral. To light for someone who has passed and you're not drinking. Just saying....

    #42 sarah310

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      Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

      What a great idea! Anyone know if any of the companies ship directly to Mexico?

      #43 shae

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        Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

        Originally Posted by roo66
        Girls last night just before bed i found this post and was like im getting them for our wedding.This morning i got up and whilst drinking a cup of tea i was reading yesterdays paper.A couple in Germany caused £250,00 worth of damage to nearby homes because of the lanterns.I wonder now if this is quite probable with the wind blowing off the sea and potentially causing fire to the thatch roofs etc.How about doing the ones that float on the ocean i think this will be the way we go.
        Eek! I think this puts things in perspective for me. I think it's more important to be cautious of homes and the natural environment. I'm sure there are other, safer ways to "wow" the guests.

        #44 LowcountryGirl

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          Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:50 PM

          I love this idea - thanks for posting!

          #45 momichele

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            Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:25 PM

            Great idea. I am going to look into them.

            #46 Eliana

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              Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:27 PM

              so pretty! I love them!

              #47 L&A2010

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                Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:18 AM

                Wow those are amazing. Very cool idea.

                #48 bsf&jpg

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                  Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:28 PM

                  my FI & I LOVED these!!! We are going to order some from a Dallas based co.
                  I was told that it can go in with my checked luggage and they are 16"x16" so it should fit fine. I was also told that there shouldnt be a problem with the fuel cells.

                  #49 bridej9

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                    Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:01 PM

                    We plan on releasing the sky lanterns at our wedding. We got them in our wedding colors, purple & green. One per couple. Then in the welcome booklet I wrote up a little history on them... I think it is a fun and unique idea.

                    #50 Karen Aucoin

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                      Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

                      We ordered these and brought them in our carry-on to Dominican and had no problems. We passed them out at our reception and had everyone write on them...

                      We set a few off but it was too windy so we brought them home and are going to release the rest this summer as we live on a lake.

                      I have 7 left if anyone would like them, $15 plus shipping.

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