The Hanging Lantern Company
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Specialist Wedding & Events Team with over 700 styles of paper lanterns and a bespoke creative studio to create almost anything!
Products and Services
Complete Styling Service
One of the UK and Europe’s leading distributors of traditional Chinese paper lanterns, tissue pom poms, and wedding decorations, with all products made in our own factory. Our wedding lantern showroom and studio are open during the week and we are happy for brides and clients to drop in when passing or to make an appointment with one of our expert stylists. Put your trust in us on the most important day of your life, and our team can guide you through any look and assist you every step of the way. We can also offer professional Chinese lantern set-up & installation services, working with experts across the UK. If you have something completely bespoke and unique in mind, our creative studio are on hand, working with the best laser cutting and finishing technologies around. Pop in and see our laser cutting studio in Uckfield, East Sussex.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Aimee
Welcome to The Hanging Lantern Company! Our expert wedding advisors will help you to create your dream wedding display in a simple, stress free way so let us do the hard work so you can enjoy the planning experience!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Wedding Magazine, You & Your Wedding, County Wedding, multiple online blogs
What is your most memorable wedding?
I couldn't possibly choose just one! What our team love is how versatile the lanterns can be and that no wedding looks the same.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, Stylish, Creative, Expressive, Unique
What about your business are you most proud of?
We pride ourselves in our high level of customer service - we like all of our clients to feel welcome, looked after, to receive a personal service from one of our expert advisors who guide you from start to finish in a stress free, enjoyable process and leave us feeling excited and confident for the big day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Organisation and be flexible minded - We cater to all brides whether it be a year before the wedding or 1 week before, however I would always recommend to start the process as early as possible to ensure you have the time to talk everything through with one of our advisors and to make sure you have full choice of preferred colours in our range. There is nothing worse than worrying before your special day! Some venues are a little trickier to install lanterns in so listen to the experts in what is a realistic achievement in how your venue could look... it may not be how you originally imagined but we always do our best to create your vision! The wedding budget is always difficult to juggle so you need have a realistic amount set aside to achieve the look you want..... the more lanterns then the more it will cost so be prepared to compromise however our wedding team are here to do the maths for you and we have a range of discounts available to help juggle those wedding pennies!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Personalising our products! Every bride wants to be unique and there is nothing better than having a momento of your big day! We are very fortunate to have our design studio on-site in Sussex so we can personalise any of our laser range with your names, wedding date or even a phrase. Our bespoke bunting is probably the most popular!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Couples are more than welcome to pop in to our East Sussex based showroom for a complementary consultation - or we can liaise with brides via email or over the phone. We start off by looking at your venue and then show you examples of how it could look, showing different styles, layout, designs and density. Once we have an idea of what you are envisaging we work out the suitable quantity and sizes of lanterns in your chosen colours and talk you through step by step how to hang them up yourself or one of our professional teams can install the display for you.
What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?
We are very lucky to have seen such a wide range of themes however the ones that stick in my mind are the bright and entertaining weddings such as Carnival/Circus/Rio types as they are always so energetic. We do see some very alternative themes such as "Nightmare before Christmas" and "Teenage mutant ninja turtles" which are always interesting! The main thing to remember is that it is YOUR day so you do what YOU want and be true to yourself, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks!
What are the decorative trends with brides currently?
To be different! Weddings are straying away from traditional, matching styles and brides are striving to be unique. Weddings a much more creative and relaxed these days so using a lot more colour seems to be very popular. We have a "Mad Hatter" multi-coloured inspiration page on our website so make sure you take a look!
What is your signature finishing touch?
The lanterns speak for themselves!
What decoration do you think every wedding needs?
Hanging paper lanterns of course!
Bridebook Discountvarying discount levels depending on size of order