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#151 SMBride42012

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    Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:38 AM

    Now that I am looking at the www.weddinglanterns.com website, they are cheaper if you buy in bulk (which most of us will be).

     

    However, it seems like the www.theskylanterns.com use a biodegradable string instead of the wire.

    Do you know what the ones at the weddinglanterns.com are made out of? Also, I see them (weddinglanterns.com) referring to a fuel cell, are these ones allowed on planes?

     

    The Ones at theskylanterns.com use a wax instead of a fuel cell and because of that reason has no problem traveling on planes.

     

     

    I would like to order from Weddinglanterns.com bc they are cheaper, but..I want to make sure I am getting the same product.

     

    Please let me know if you know! If not, I will be calling them this afternoon (I am at work right now...on a saturday...) and fill everyone in.

     

    Thanks again! ( I really hope Secrets allows me to do this...now that I have my hopes up so high!!)

     

     



    #152 cbandemer

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      Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:45 AM

      I didn't look at that one but the shipping is a flat rate of 5.99 from New York no matter how many you order. It's only a few dollars less but hey every dollar counts when you're planning a wedding.
       

      Originally Posted by SMBride42012 

      www.theskylantern.com ships from Michigan.

       

      Shipping from Michigan to Atlanta, GA costs $12.29, with a ship time of approx ~ two days.

       

      That is with 30 Lanterns being sent.

       

       

      Perhaps you are referring to a different site?

       

      Hope this helped someone :)



       



      #153 SMBride42012

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        Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:01 AM

         
        YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT GIRL!!!! Every cent counts!! 

        I didn't look at that one but the shipping is a flat rate of 5.99 from New York no matter how many you order. It's only a few dollars less but hey every dollar counts when you're planning a wedding.
         



         



         



        #154 cbandemer

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          Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

          Most of everything I have read up on these states they are biodegradable so I would have to say yes to that question. As for traveling with them I am just packing them into one of my 10 suitcases of wedding stuff. They should be fine on the plane. Its just a flammable patch, nothing combustable so they should travel well.
           

          Originally Posted by SMBride42012 

           
          YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT GIRL!!!! Every cent counts!! 

          Do you know how they differ from the other ones at www.theskylantern.com in how they are made, or if you can bring the weddinglantern.com ones on the plane? And if they use that fast biodegradable wire or string?

          I asked this question up above, didn't know if you knew the answer or not?

           

          Thanks for everything Cbandember!
           



           



           



          #155 DiamondGirl

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            Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

            I LOVE this idea!! I've been doing some research online to find the best price for those like myself who live in NY or anywhere in the US and I found them reasonably priced at www.freeskylanterns.com I got a case of 36 White sky lanterns plus 4 free, which is a total of 40 for $79.97 with taxes and shipping it was a total of $88.96. Shipping was $4.99. They have other options such as 10 lanterns for $29.87 plus 1 free etc... and you can also order the case of colored sky lanterns for the same price. Check it out ladies!!



            #156 beachbum21

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              Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

              I LOVE this idea!! I've been doing some research online to find the best price for those like myself who live in NY or anywhere in the US and I found them reasonably priced at www.freeskylanterns.com I got a case of 36 White sky lanterns plus 4 free, which is a total of 40 for $79.97 with taxes and shipping it was a total of $88.96. Shipping was $4.99. They have other options such as 10 lanterns for $29.87 plus 1 free etc... and you can also order the case of colored sky lanterns for the same price. Check it out ladies!!

              Will def check it out! Are they Eco friendly?? I want to use Eco friendly ones without wiring.

              #157 DiamondGirl

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                Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

                I believe they are. They have the bamboo. Correction on the price though, everything came out to $84.96. They didn't charge tax.

                 

                Originally Posted by beachbum21 



                Will def check it out! Are they Eco friendly?? I want to use Eco friendly ones without wiring.


                 



                #158 janette34

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                  Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

                  Boo, just heard back from my wedding coordinator, sky lanterns are not allowed at the Grand Sirenis in Mexico.



                  #159 proti007

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                    Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:16 PM

                    I used the ones from www.theskylantern.com, and had no issues getting them on the plane.

                     

                    We released ours right on the beach. You need to make sure nothing is nearby (ie beach palapas) as they do not go right UP, they float for a bit and gravitate up. Hope this helps!
                     

                    Originally Posted by SMBride42012 

                    Still waiting to hear back if Secrets Maroma Beach will allow Sky Lanterns. I will update everyone as soon as my coordinator gives me final word.

                     

                    The ones from "theskylantern.com" ARE allowed on planes, biodegradable and are dosed in a fire retardant as to not catch trees and things on fire IF something goes wrong.

                     

                    Another question, Where are you releasing them? It says you need little to no wind to be able to release them.

                     

                    It seems like it always windy on a beach? Any brides that have used them in the past, please fill me in on how it worked out, windy or not :) Did you release them in a part of the resort (like near a pool) that is less windy?

                     

                    This is a great thread! Thank you everyone!! :) :)



                     



                    #160 ndvidul

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                      Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:09 PM

                      Natalie - absolutely gorgeous video!!  I feel so inspired watching it.  I may even use a few of your ideas if that's ok with you!  You look stunning and so in love.  Happiest wishes for your marriage. :)

                       

                      Krsmith - I think I'm going to make these a definite and totally skip the fireworks.  Would be willing to go in on white ones with you... possibly from theskylantern.com.  Also seeing if Moon Palace allows bonfires on the beach (in case we don't qualify for a free reception).  I wonder how much the kerosene cans cost, etc... I can ask.  (although just sending my just-assigned WC like 100 questions tonight, hahaha!)  P.S.  I think it's funny that I suggested you look at this post, and you'd already beaten me to it!  :)

                       

                      Originally Posted by proti007 

                      Ok Lantern ladies!

                       

                      Here is a link to my wedding highlight video. It's about 4 minutes long, so feel free to watch the whole thing, but if you want to skip to e=the end, you'll see us launching the lanterns! I'll post picks later today!

                       

                      http://www.bestdesti...highlight-video

                       

                      Natalie



                       



                      Originally Posted by krsmith 

                      Well Moon Palace confirmed we are allowed to have the Wish Lanterns!!!! Yay! Now I just need to figure out how many we will need, look for the best prices, and figure out how to present them at the reception! I was thinking about using a basket or something to put them in...and I think the little wish jar is a great idea! Any ideas/thoughts?



                       






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