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Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Summer weddings are the perfect opportunity to add a touch of elegance and charm to your outdoor décor. And what better way to achieve this than with the use of paper star lanterns? These delightful decorations are not only beautiful, but they are also affordable, versatile and easy to set up. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at summer wedding ideas and how to use paper star lanterns to create a magical atmosphere for your outdoor summer wedding.

Choose the right location

The first step in using paper star lanterns for your outdoor summer wedding is to choose the right location. Ideally, you want a location that is spacious enough to accommodate the number of lanterns you plan to use. Additionally, you want a location with a sturdy surface such as a tree, pole or tent to hang the lanterns from. A flat and level surface will ensure that the lanterns hang evenly and securely.

Paper Star Lanterns to Add Charm to Your Outdoor Summer WeddingPhotography by Helen Rowan.

Select the right style of paper star lanterns

Paper star lanterns come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours, which makes them perfect for any theme or style of wedding. Whether you’re going for a vintage, rustic or bohemian look, there’s a paper star lantern style that will complement your theme. You can choose from neutral white and cream lanterns or opt for more colourful styles with intricate patterns and designs.

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Photography by Helen Rowan.

Plan your lighting

Once you have chosen the right style of paper star lanterns, it’s time to plan your lighting. You can use battery-powered LED lights to illuminate the lanterns, creating a soft, warm glow that will add to the magical ambiance of your outdoor wedding. 

When you need a temporary lighting solution in places without access to electricity, our battery operated Bulbs on a Rope are perfect for adding a touch of charm to your event. They're effortless to hang and provide instant illumination, making them ideal for wedding decorations. With an extended rope length, they offer flexibility to hang star lanterns at different heights for temporary decorative purposes.

If you're looking for a lighting solution to keep your star shining for an extended period, we suggest considering one of our star light cable and bulb kits instead, which will provide a more permanent illumination for your hanging star.

Worried about planning?

Are you feeling overwhelmed or unsure of where to begin when it comes to planning your dream wedding? Worry not; Wed2B has you covered! We present to you the ultimate wedding planning guide, designed to make your journey smoother and more enjoyable. Their comprehensive checklist and key milestones will ensure that you stay on track throughout this exciting process.

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Festoon Lighting

Using paper star lanterns with a long drop festoon is a creative and stylish way to add a touch of magic to your outdoor summer wedding. This unique combination of lighting can create a warm and inviting ambiance, making your wedding reception an unforgettable experience.

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Hang the festoon lights first, using clips or hooks to attach them to the surface you have selected. Be sure to test the lighting before you hang the paper star lanterns. Once you have the festoon lights in place, tie the paper star lanterns around the festoon light bulbs. 

Hang the lanterns

When it comes to hanging paper star lanterns, you have several options. You can hang them from trees, poles or tents using twine, fishing line or wire. For a more magical look, you can hang the lanterns at different heights to create a cascading effect. 

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

To unfold your star-shaped lantern, lay it flat and put one hand inside one of the outermost points. Carefully ease the point of the star outwards and repeat this step with the remaining points of the star. Make sure each point is fully opened before moving on to the next. Next, take the two pieces of cord that are included and bring the two outermost points together, placing them over the light source. Finally, tie the cords firmly to secure the lantern in place.

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Photography by Helen Rowan.

Personalise your lanterns

Finally, you can personalise your paper star lanterns to add a unique touch to your wedding décor. You can write your initials or wedding date on the lanterns using a marker, or you can decorate them with flowers, ribbons or other embellishments that complement your wedding theme.

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Design and Decorative Services

We also offer design and decorative services for a bespoke touch to your special day. Paper Starlights are the perfect choice for creating unforgettable decor for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. With their mesmerising visual display, our star lanterns create a stunning backdrop for wedding photos and party shots, and add a touch of magic to any celebration. They serve as unforgettable statement pieces, and we create spectacular displays that will provide a warm welcome for your guests, keeping the celebrations sparkling long after everyone has arrived.

"Jules and Andy are an incredible, professional team. We would highly recommend them for your special event. Their stunning stars completely transformed our outdoor wedding into a magical experience. Everyone was enthralled by how beautiful they looked. Thank you for being part of our wedding day and making it so special. The fond memories will stay with us forever." - Jenny & Kevin.

Summer Wedding Ideas: Add Charm to Your Outdoor Wedding Using Paper Star Lanterns

Jenny & Kevin. Photography by Josh, 2022.

Sustainable Wedding Decor

In addition to being beautiful and versatile, it's important to note that paper star lanterns by Paper Starlights are also ethically made. Paper Starlights specialises in handmade paper star lanterns, and our products are both fairly traded and made from responsibly sourced paper. This means that the artisans who create the lanterns are paid fairly for their work, and that the paper used to make the lanterns is sourced in a way that is environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

Style your wedding with Paper Starlights

Using paper star lanterns for an outdoor summer wedding is a great way to create a magical atmosphere. With the right location, style, lighting and personalisation, paper star lanterns can be a stunning addition to your wedding décor. 

Experience a shower of love and light on your special day with our exquisite paper starlights. We offer a vast collection of meticulously curated party selections that can perfectly complement any vision you dare to dream. These multi packs of star lanterns are available in sets of 10, 20, 30 and 40.

So, go ahead and add some sparkle and charm to your outdoor wedding with paper star lanterns! Browse our Wedding Collection now.

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Related: 10 Ways to Use Paper Star Lanterns at your Wedding Venue

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