I bought 20 of these for my wedding in the summer. Unable to contain our excitement, we lit one the other night and couldn't believe how lovely it was. They are huge at 105cm high - much bigger than I thought they'd be. You could probably manage one one your own but more comfortably if there were two or three of you to plump it out and hold it whilst lighting. A lighter would probably be better than a match so I've been to Tesco and bought lighters for our event to hand out. Once the block is alight, it takes a couple of minutes of patience once its lit, whilst it fills with hot air, and just when you think it won't, it lifts off and keeps going. I can't wait to see them all go up together, I'm sure it'll be emotional. The quality seems fine - strong biodegradable white/cream paper, wireless with a block underneath. The venue is in the countryside and so it was important they were bio and wire-free to not harm livestock. Delivery was quick.