Magical Lantern Decorations You’ll Love

by Balsa Circle
Magical Lantern Decorations You’ll Love

Lanterns are chic and timeless pieces that are often used to set the scene for any special occasion, especially weddings, because of their affordability and versatility. They come in different shapes, sizes, and styles, and look gorgeous during the day and give a truly romantic ambiance at night. 

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While we often associate lanterns with candles, but there are many other ways to decorate these pieces. Some of which are by using florals and greenery, as well as twinkling fairy lights that are perfect for night time events. Create stunning centerpieces, use them on stairways or aisles to light up the path, or hang them on ceilings or trees for a beautiful glowing display. Today, we're excited to show you some magical ways to incorporate lanterns in your event decorations. Read through and let us know in the comments which style you love!

Lantern Centerpieces

Lanterns work great as table centerpieces. You can pair it with pillar candles or fill the insides with flowers or string lights. You could also use seasonal items such as mini pumpkins for fall, or decorative balls for the holidays.

Hanging Decor

Outdoor reception? Hang lanterns with LED candles on tree branches for a nice and windproof soft light display. For indoor events, you could hang them above your tables with string lights and greenery accents.

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Wedding Aisle Decor

To make the wedding march even more picture-perfect, place lanterns along the sides of the aisle. Add lines of petals or flower arrangements for a day time ceremony. For night time, fill the lanterns with candles or fairy lights to emphasize the walkway in style.

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Backdrop Decor

To make the wedding  ceremony even more picture-perfect, place lanterns along the sides of the aisle. Add lines of petals or flower arrangements for a day time ceremony.

For night time, fill the lanterns with candles or fairy lights to emphasize the walkway in style. Although most lanterns are designed as a candle holders, they can also hold flowers or small plants for an entirely unique look.

You can carry this look throughout the reception by adding lanterns to the head / sweetheart table or use as centerpieces. Bigger lanterns can serve as backdrop decor while accented with smaller lanterns on tables or along the aisle.

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We hope you like these lantern decorating ideas and use them for your next event. For more event decor inspirations, follow @BalsaCircle or tag us #BalsaCircle, we'd love to see your magical lantern decorations!

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