Originally Posted by jnitschke
I have a question about your lanterns at Tuscannes, I've been bouncing around the idea of doing lanterns there as well. Are they lit? What kind of lanterns did you buy? and what did they charge you to hang them? I know Nikki had lanterns too, but I was just curious if there was much of a difference. Do you have any other close up pictures from the area around Tuscannes? Things like how your tables were set up under the palapa and where the dance floor was... that kind of thing. Just so that I can get an idea of a layout for the place. You're making me rethink all my DIY projects. I just finished ribbon chair hangers, inspired by Nikki's and also very similar to your own, but with peacock feathers and a larger white ribbon backing the small ones. I'm about half way done with making my ribbon streamers for the aisle decor too. I'll try and see if I can get a couple of good trial pics to show you guys what I've got so far. My biggest hurdle right now is figuring out the layout for center pieces. Balancing what looks nice, with price, how much DIY, and how hard it will be to ship it all down... For some reason this is proving to be incredibly hard. I have test vases and candle holders in our living room with different colors of glitter and paint... Todd walked in today and said "It looks like a princess exploded in here" and then walked out... heh..my next trial will be to make my own mercury glass pieces. I figure some configuration of all of this is bound to call out to me. I think my problem is that I might actually have too much inspiration... I love it all.
Yes I had my lanterns lit with these little LED lights & batteries. Here's a link to the DIY project website that has numerous options for lighting lanterns- mine was obviously the LED lights one. http://www.projectwe...paper-lanterns/
. I bought Irregular ribbed lanterns from paperlanternstore.com- I had a total of 42 lanterns (10- 10", 14-12", 12- 16" and 6- 32") in 3 different colors. It cost me exactly 99.76 for all of them and if you spend over 99$ they give you free shipping. EDR charged 150 to set them up and that actually ended up including the assembly of the lights. I was going to assemble the lights a couple of days before the wedding but ran out of time and they did it for me. I slyly placed the lights, batteries, and tape in my suitcase that I handed over to them and they found me to ask what it was so I showed them how to assemble them and they just did it. Lol. Hey, you have to save time and money any way you can! I do have more pictures of Tucanes, I will post them in a separate post. I love your peacock feather accents! Those are awesome. But yeah, it really is tough trying to balance what you want with a budget. Not to mention the hurdle of getting everything to the resort... inspiration was my biggest problem too. Just when I thought I was done and happy with what I had, I would see another idea. It never stopped until I actually left for mexico. I even had projects that I was working on when I got there. So yeah, I definitely understand!