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Here is the email to my FI with the details on how to make them, I bought all the stuff needed for them from these two links:

 

I found this DIY project that I am pretty excited about. I'm going to make LED "throwies" to put inside chinese paper lanterns. This saves the hassle of dealing with electrical wiring. All you do is make these little throwies, attach then to the inside of your lanterns with clips or string, and then you can hang your lanterns with fishing wire. It can also save a bunch of money because the individual LED lights for lanterns are like $3 each. I just ordered my supplies (LED lights, batteries) I'll report back when I have finished the project. Here is two links that explain everything:

LED Throwies

If Only I Had Majored In Event Lighting Instead of Biology Weddingbee The Wedding Blog

A few hints I've found on the web:

--10 mm diffused LED lights are supposed to make a warmer "real light"

--3 LED lights per average sized lantern (12-16") works best

--you can make an "on/off" switch with a piece of paper (see instructions)

--the magnets aren't necessary unless you are planning on attaching them to a metal surface.

---With the on/off switch, they tended to flicker a little because the tape isn't tight enough after "switched" on. If you put a binder clip over them it keeps them tightly together

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Great info ladies! Now... how was this set up at the resorts? Was the staff able to do this for you? At what price? I'm almost thinking of hiring a coordinator in Cancun to take care of these decor extra for me, since i feel like the resort is going to let me down in the decor department, since I want to bring some of my own decor...

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I'm thinking of bringing 3 different colors, 10-12 of each (so 30-36) in the 16 inch size. I think if I put lights in all of them it will be too much light for the area (esp. since I'm planning to use candles also), so I am thinking of putting lights in only 10-12 of them of the same color. I hope this doesn't look weird...

asianideas.com has the lanterns for good prices.

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Originally Posted by NegrilLB View Post

 

I'm thinking of bringing 3 different colors, 10-12 of each (so 30-36) in the 16 inch size. I think if I put lights in all of them it will be too much light for the area (esp. since I'm planning to use candles also), so I am thinking of putting lights in only 10-12 of them of the same color. I hope this doesn't look weird...

asianideas.com has the lanterns for good prices.

 

So NegrilB, how did it end up looking at your wedding?

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