Wedding Trend Alert: Wish Lanterns Take Flight for Newlyweds

July 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm 5 comments

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I wish (pun intended) I could tell you where, when, why or even how I first came across this trend, but honestly, I have no idea.  Haha!  I just remember seeing something about wedding wish lanterns once upon a time, which obviously sparked and captivated my attention long enough to prevent me from letting it go. 

“Letting go,” however, is exactly what these bad boys are about, and after doing a version of wish lanterns at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, a fundraiser benefitting cancer research earlier this year, I can honestly admit from firsthand experience how awesome they can be!

Originating in Asia, sky or wish lanterns have been used for centuries during celebrations as a symbolic means to release worries, stress and problems back into the atmosphere.  Because of their traditional and historic appeal, not to mention their undeniably meaningful value, it’s no wonder this Asian sensation made its way into the wedding world.

Constructed of 100% biodegradable materials, not only are these mini hot air balloons absolutely beautiful to watch, but they are also earth friendly and Mother Nature approved!  *Hooty Hoot* for going green!

The lanterns will be in the air for approximately 12 minutes and reach up to a mile!  Brides and grooms can choose to release one alone, or (depending on the budget, of course) include their entire bridal party or guest list in the release of these luminary wish lanterns.  For a better idea, check out this beautiful video from WishLanternUSA (I love the music!) or for more information or to purchase wish lanterns, visit  


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary Dietz  |  August 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    These really are the best! I swear, doing this blog is for sure gonna make me “what if” my wedding day forever :)

  • 2. Josh  |  August 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Isn’t this kinda dangerous but insanely awesome?

  • 3. The Sassy Bride  |  July 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I LOVE these lanterns! I was going to do this for my wedding but it was at a garden center & they had a ton of rules so….didn’t happen. They are SO gorgeous though. Maybe I’ll have a beach vow renewal & do these! =)

  • 4. visualingual  |  July 29, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love the idea.

  • 5. Linds  |  July 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Wow, that is awesome!!! It’s so magical! It would be just perfect for a wedding. And I LOVE the videos!


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