Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chinese Wedding Lanterns: Elegant, Fun, Never Out of Style

Every year, weddings get bigger and better, with more time and money spent on unique ideas and fancy DIY decor.  We ogle and envy the blogs featuring exquisitely designed decor, handmade in heaven, and photographed in perfectly muted Athropologie tones. They set the wedding tone for the season and have brides scrambling to replicate the look.

The truth is sometimes simple tried and true wedding decorations are the absolute perfect addition to your wedding. Enter Chinese lanterns - inexpensive, versatile, and easy to install, by far the most popular wedding decoration. They instantly spruce up a bland venue, adding drama, color and light to transform the ambience of any celebration. Functional, fun, day or night, they never go out of style. 

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Photo via Elizabeth Ann Designs

Did you know the use of paper lanterns for weddings has its roots in ancient Chinese and Thai history? Lanterns were used for all sorts of special occasions as symbols of hope or good wishes. In Thailand, they are symbolic of problems and worries floating away.  
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Every week I'm going to bring you simple wedding decor ideas, out of the box examples, get back to the basics  of event planning. Really hate to see you and you sweetie go belly up spending the equivilent of purchasing a car just to be with the "in" wedding look. You should have unique, personal, and memorable wedding you want but your own way and on your own dollar!

What fabulous piece of decor are you using to liven up your wedding? Chinese lanterns, draping, ribbons? I wanna know!! Leave us a comment or chat us up on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. I love the gab!

Have a great day,


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