A lantern release is quickly become a trend with many couples planning a wedding. If you are having an outdoor wedding this is a nice final touch to add at the end of the wedding before the bride and groom leave. A lantern release is something that has to be planned well in advance. Read the steps below to see how you can plan your lantern release for your summer wedding.
Check the regulations
First you need to check with the venue where you are planning to have your wedding if it is OK to have a lantern release after your wedding. Some areas do not want to allow this, so it does depend on the area. Let them know exactly the type of lanterns you will be using, and how many will be released. They may not allow one hundred lanterns to be released, but perhaps you can plan to just have the bride and groom release the lantern, or just the family. If it is possible and they try to make it work for you go with it.
Type of lanterns to use
Sky lanterns are perfect since they are biodegradable. This way you don’t have to worry about the environment being hurt or damaged in any way. What happens is that the wick will burn out, and then it will land again and break down. Be sure to follow the instructions for the sky lanterns to make sure everyone is safe. I have often found it to be a good idea to designate one person to be in charge of the lighting the lanterns and helping everyone to release them. Or perhaps you can have several responsible people involved in this.
Decide in advance when you want to release the lanterns. Many find it best to release the wedding lanterns at the very end of the wedding. This is usually the perfect moment. However whenever you and the groom want to have the lantern release is the best time. Give is some thought ahead of time, and have people ready to bring them out, and set them up.
Order it or Make it
You have the option of making the lanterns yourself which allows you to really personalize the lanterns per your liking. Or you can order the lantern which is probably the easier option since you will already have a lot to do in reference to the wedding planning. You can do an online search to find out where you can purchase them. Just make sure that the location you decide to order from is a reputable one, and that it will be sure to arrive on time. If you decided to make it you will need to do an online search perhaps trying to find some YouTube videos that will show you the proper way to do this. If you choose to make it, be sure to have a trial run to release them to make sure it works.