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Paper Lantern FAQs

Paper Lanterns are very versatile and can be used in so many ways. If you have questions, don't worry, you are not alone. Despite their popularity, a lot of people still have a lot of questions like how to hang them to how many lanterns they should use.
Below are a list of questions and answers that may help you. If you don't find the answer you are looking for you can call or email us.

1.     What kind of packaging do the lanterns come in?

Paper lanterns come flat in a clear bag with instructions and a metal expander that is used to expand the lantern.

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2.     How many lanterns will I need?

It really depends on number of factors:

  • your budget - how much you are looking to spend. The more lanterns you have the better the results
  • the look you are aiming for. For example a fuller ceiling versus a sparsely filled ceiling
  • where you want to install the paper lanterns: over the dance floor, all around your event space, on trees, etc
  • the amount of time you have to setup - you may have the opportunity to setup earlier or the day of your event. Each lantern takes about approximately 10 minutes to assemble and mount
  • whether you are doing it yourself, friends are helping you or you have a decorator doing it for you. The more people you have the more lanterns you can hang

3.    What size should I buy?

Paper lanterns vary in size starting from 4" (cm) to 48" (cm).The most popular sizes are between 12" and 24". Again, it depends on the look you want to acheive and your budget. The space you are setting up. For very high celings, large lanterns work better and for lower ceilings, smaller lanterns are better.

4.     How are paper lanterns measured?

The diameter of the paper lantern when it is lying flat is what determines the size of the paper lantern, so a 8” lantern placed flat on a surface measures 8” (on the diagonal) from one point, through the center to the point on the opposite side.

5.     Lighting

Our LED lights and string lights are made for use with paper lanterns. When lit, they add to the ambience of your reception.


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