What better way to add a hint of elegance to your special day than with lanterns? Paper, metal and even plastic lanterns can work to transform any ceremony or reception into something unique and beautiful.
Lanterns come in all different shapes and sizes and can serve multiple purposes. Add a small antique lantern to your table centrepieces for a rustic, vintage feel. Place gorgeous oversized lanterns along your ceremony aisle to add elegance and sophistication. Or use lace paper lanterns in beautiful shades of light pink to highlight a tall ceiling or to add a gorgeous beachy glow to your reception.
If you’re a crafty bride, try your hand at making your own lanterns. Get that rustic antique look by painting or distressing store-bought lanterns. Use garland or fabric to create stunning DIY vintage lanterns, perfect for a whimsical, romantic-themed affair. Arrange flowers around or inside of a lantern to tie in your wedding colours or use a decorative lantern to accent your welcome table.
To really wow your guests, try releasing dozens of Chinese lanterns into the night sky. Not only are the lanterns said to attract good luck and prosperity to those who release them, but they will act as a fun and unique activity for you and your guests to take part in together—and think of the gorgeous photos!
Here are a few of our favourite lantern ideas to help your get inspired.