♥ Undergarments to be Married In ♥

Posted by on 05/01/2013

 width=Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, but what goes underneath?  The importance of finding foundation garments that accentuate your figure while staying discreet are an asset to your confidence.

Kiana Anvaripour reports for the Huffington Post on how to choose undergarments that will be comfortable & chic with the dress the best suits your body.  Her wisdom offers a wonderful advantage for brides-to-be who are in the process of creating their look.

Kiana Anvaripour is the designer & founder of dMondaine, a luxury shape wear brand carried by premium department store & fine specialty boutiques across the U.S.

Lighting Paper Lanterns – The Quick Guide

Posted by on 09/26/2011

What are your choices for lighting paper lanterns?
The VERY short answer is: bulbs on a cord, or an LED light for each lantern.

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As you’re shopping around for paper lanterns, you need to know that lanterns do not come with lights already in them. You must buy your own lights separately.

The only exception to this is string lights, which are small lanterns (about 4 inches) that you buy in a set. When you take them out of the box, they are already attached to a string of lights, similar to traditional Christmas lights.

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Fuschia String Lights – from our String Light Collection

If you buy light cords for lighting paper lanterns you  must also buy light bulbs. Keep this in mind when you do price comparisons.

 

Lighting Paper Lanterns
What are the differences between lighting with cords and lighting with LEDs?

Price:
Let’s compare the two approaches using a 30-foot long wall as an example.

  • Lighting Paper Lanterns with the cord: You can buy a 30-foot cord with 15 bulbs on it for $24.95 on the Luna Bazaar web site. (Note: If you buy a dozen of more you will get a discount.) Add to that the cost of light bulbs. You can use ordinary incandescent bulbs that you would use anywhere in your home. The cost of a light bulb can vary a lot, as you can certainly find a deal by buying them in bulk.  If the cost is between 50 cents and a dollar, our cost will average 75 cents. You will spend $11.25 on light bulbs. In total you will be covering 30 feet for approximately $36.20.
  • Lighting Paper Lanterns with LEDs: There is no cord, so you will need some fishing line. A spool of strong fishing line that is 330 yard long costs $6.99 or less. You can also buy it at most hardware stores, or sporting goods stores.The LED lights themselves cost $3.50 each, but they are discounted to $2.95 if you buy more than 12. The cost to span a 30-foot wall at $2.95 each would be $44.25. With the fishing line the total cost is $51.24

At $36.20 for lights on a cord, and $51.24 for LEDs, light on a cord win the price comparison.

Convenience:

  • Lighting Paper Lanterns by cord: This works best if you want to hang a string of lanterns in a straight line – that is, along a pole, or across the top of a wall. With a cord, you can’t place the paper lanterns at different distances from each other. Remember, you must be within reach of an electrical outlet.
  • Lighting Paper Lanterns by LED: You don’t need an electrical outlet, and you can place the lanterns wherever you like – they don’t have to be a set distance apart from each other. Batteries that last 15+ hours come with the LED lights. You do have to go around and turn them all on before the event.

Conclusion: It depends on your personal preference.

Lighting Paper Lanterns – Not Necessarily Either Or

You don’t have to choose between bulbs on cords and LEDs. Most brides use a combination of the two depending on the positioning of the paper lanterns in the tent or reception room. For example, in a tent, use light cords around the perimeter of the tent, and battery-powered LED lights in the center.

I hope this quick guide about lighting paper lanterns has been helpful. For more details see this earlier Luna Bazaar post. Or see our main page for lighting. Good luck decorating!

Wedding Decorations – A Survey, Inspired by Autumn Colors

Posted by on 09/23/2011

You’re searching for Wedding Decorations and today is the first day of Autumn. Let me show you a selection of wedding decorations from our collection in an assortment of colors inspired by the season.

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Autumn Hues from Luna Bazaar

Everyone who knows Luna Bazaar, knows that we have a huge selection of paper lanterns. We’ve always had the colors people think of as Autumn colors, that is, Red, Yellow, Orange. But we also have fashion colors you won’t find anywhere else because they’re custom-designed by our own in-house color
expert. To begin your selection of wedding decorations choose paper lanterns in our exclusive colors: Tea, Mango, Cinnamon, and Boysenberry. Tea is a darker, more subtle shade of yellow. Mango is a richer, intense orange, while Cinnamon is a warm, red-brown. Boysenberry adds a royal touch of purple to dark red.

Continue exploring wedding decorations that match the colors of the paper lanterns. Paper parasols add so much flair to a wedding. On the popularity scale of wedding decorations, parasols keep moving up. Our paper parasols are as small as 12 inches across, which is a perfect size for little wedding attendees. Keep this in mind, as it is often a challenge to find wedding decorations that make children feel included.

You may not think of paper fans held in the hand as wedding decorations, but the overall look of your wedding will be enhanced if your guests have colorful folding fans in their hands. You will find a wide selection of hand fans in the autumn color palette.

Moving on to wedding decorations for the table, let’s look at centerpieces. If you do not want to foot the bill for elaborate floral centerpieces on each table, Hurricane Candle Lanterns are a very popular alternative that are a lot less costly. For an autumn setting the best option would be to use Silver and Black as neutral colors. A novel idea is to replace the centerpiece altogether with Vintage Glass Bottles. You only need a few or even one flower in each to complete the look of your table.

Good luck in selecting your wedding decorations and enjoy the season!

 

 

Hurricane Candle Holders – Indoors or Out

Posted by on 09/23/2011

Hurricane Candle Holders have evolved into one of the most popular decorations available. Not limited to weddings, they make appearances in tree branches at outdoor parties and on table-tops at indoor parties.

If you’ve decided you want to use hurricane candle holders, you have quite a job in front of you. There are so many choices! Let me sort them out for you. To clear up any confusion, on our site, “Hurricane Candle Holders” are the same as “Hurricane Candle Lanterns”.

First of all, you want your hurricane candle holders to look decorative, not functional. That is, you don’t want it to weigh five pounds, be made of heavy steel, and look like it was made for weathering a real  hurricane. Our hurricane candle holders are lightweight and stand about 5″ tall. Perfect for hanging from the end of a pew or the back of a chair.

Second, you probably don’t want a hurricane candle holder in that shade of green that reminds you of disastrous family camping trips. This is where Luna Bazaar comes to the rescue. We have really cute colors for weddings and parties. We have colors that are currently popular so they coordinate with your other party decorations – be it a Halloween party or an outdoor birthday party.

Small Hurricane Candle Holders from Luna Bazaar

 Here are the colors in our collection of little
hurricane candle holders: Silver, White, Bubble Gum Pink, Orange, Chartreuse Green, Turquoise Blue, and Black.

Third: You don’t want to buy lanterns that don’t go with your other event decorations. No worries: choose any of the colors above and you will find flower vases and other accessories for your table in colors that coordinate with your hurricane candle holders. For example, these vintage glass bottles from our collection complement the turquoise hurricane candle holder above. Here are some of the matching vintage vases you can find at Luna Bazaar:

Vintage Glass Bottles are available
in colors that coordinate with your other decorations.
In addition to colors that fit in with your decorating concept, our hurricane candle holders come in different styles that fit with your theme. 
Whimsical, Girl-y, Flower Design
Hurricane Candle Holder.
Star Design Hurricane Candle Holder in Chartreuse
coordinates with many chartreuse decorations
available from Luna Bazaar.
Traditional or Classic Design Hurricane Candle Holder in Turquoise.
Not to be confused with the traditional 5-lb. Boy Scout lantern!
Round Hurricane Candle Lantern in Silver

The Silver and Black Hurricane Candle Holders from Luna Bazaar are perhaps the most authentic-looking. If you are going for a more understated color scheme, or if you don’t want the lantern colors to compete with other colors you are using, chose the black or silver lanterns in round or classic designs.

Last but not least, if you are planning a wedding, you want hurricane candle holders that look like they belong at a wedding! Yes, we do have white:

Small White Hurricane Candle Lanterns starting at $5.50.
Even less when you order a dozen or more.

Note: The tea lights in these lanterns are powered by LEDs and last more than 15 hours. Very realistic-looking, our LED tea lights are the best choice for a safe, care-free wedding or other event!

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