Weddings are a time full of superstitions; one of the most common is ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.’ When it comes to getting married, we need all of the help that we can get, and that old adage is just one way of going about things.
If you want to be the first on the block to start out with something new, be sure to check out the many options you have of incorporating sky lanterns into your wedding party. They are an old Asian tradition, but they have slowly made their way into mainstream American weddings and are a great way of bringing a cultural twist into any wedding party.
To help you in your decision as to whether or not you want to include sky lanterns in your wedding, here are ten reasons why you should incorporate sky lanterns into your dream wedding plans.
- When they are lit, sky lanterns lift off into the air. When the flame is exhausted, they come back down; this is much better than any fireworks show that you could ever plan!
- You can choose to hire somebody to set off your sky lanterns for you to create a spectacle for your guests, or you can choose to set them off yourself. It all depends on your willingness and your budget!
- Sky lanterns can be decorated to fit your needs. If you want them to say Good Luck, Mr. and Mrs., the date of your wedding or anything else, you can easily customize them to your specific needs!
- It is believed that the higher your sky lantern floats, the better luck you will have. Some people even believe that the sky lantern floating off is symbolic of your problems floating away, as if with the wind.
- You can use sky lanterns at the end of the wedding ceremony or at the end of the night after the reception has completed and you are ready to go home, as a kind of Big Finale, and a way to send all of your guests home talking about what a magical night they had.
- Sky lanterns are a much safer alternative to the more traditional fireworks show, while still creating a magical luminary display.
- Sky lanterns were said to be invented by a king, and setting them off is a type of royal treatment. At your wedding, you are supposed to be like royalty so what a better way to signify it than to set off sky lanterns?