Here’s a really great video of a bunch of sky lanterns being released at the same time. This should give you an idea of how dramatic the effect can be, and what a cool addition to your wedding reception sky lanterns are.
As you can see from this video, every single sky lantern goes pretty much straight up in the air. While a lot of people are concerned about trees and other structures like building being in the way of their sky lantern launch, you can see from this video that yuo really don’t need that much open space as long as it’s not overly windy.
As long as you have an open are to gather and release your sky lanterns without obstructions in the immediate area, and you follow the instructions; you can enjoy sky lanterns at your wedding with minimal risk of incident even if you are in an area with trees or building somewhat nearby. But as always, we urge you to use good commen sense and always stay on the safe side of things when deciding if sky lanterns are going to be part of your wedding celebration.