Why Do I Need Lighting at My Wedding?

This is the common question among brides looking at their budgets and comparing it to the picture they clipped from a magazine the day before. A wedding is a complex event of organized desires and wants. It is a compilation of emotions, desires and hopes of a dream that one has in the mind. Catered food, imported flowers, specially designed colors; all of this combined creates the day we call the wedding. But where does the lighting come in? The common misconception is the look translated in the picture. Lighting is the very essence of mood. Colors and intensities, placement and texture; this is what makes amazing events memorable; this is what you see in the picture!

If you want to set a mood, if you want to create an atmosphere that your guests will remember, lighting is a must! This is usually very affordable in the grand picture of the wedding budget. A good lighting package generally costs about 7% of the overall budget. When this amount is planned for, it is not a shock. I encourage all of my clients to start by setting aside their lighting budget. Every element of the wedding is important, but a flower without lighting is an expensive shadow, and a cake in a dark corner smells great, but no one knows it’s there! Take time to look through your mind’s eye and ask yourself these questions:

* Do I want to set a mood at my wedding reception?

* Do I want to create a memory that no one will forget?

* Am I willing to adjust other budgeted items to make room for lighting?

Once you define what you want to accomplish in your reception look, we can help you envision just where lighting fits in your wedding reception!

Take a look at our Wedding Lighting Portfolio to see how lighting can transform your wedding.

Until next time, Keep it Light!

Unique Wedding Light Decorations on Your Special Day

Have you been thinking of a way on how you can make your wedding more magical? Not a lot of people realize it but a creative display of lights can make any wedding and reception seem like something out of a fairy tale. Lights can bring out the emotions and the mood that you want to portray, and there’s nothing better than using them to make your guests feel as magical as you do on your wedding day.  

If you want to put lights on your table centerpieces, the best kind of lights to use are the battery-operated mini lights. Lights on the floral bouquets will make them look simply magical and will highlight the beautiful floral arrangements for your centerpieces.  

String lights are best used to accent doors or windows, or hung from the ceiling above to give you that starry canopy. They are best used at outdoor weddings because the contrast of the night and the string lights will make the venue glow more.  

Small globe wedding lights also look great when hanging from the ceiling and can even be used together with the string lights for a more special ambiance. 

But you have to keep in mind though that when using lights to decorate your wedding or reception venue, it’s recommended that you keep extra strands for emergency situations. And in the case of your wedding, you can’t risk having anything to go wrong. Any nervous bride will forever be thankful for having extra lights in stock during her wedding. Also, when you’re dealing with lights, make sure that you take the necessary safety measures such as making sure that none of the wires are in people’s ways, and you plug your lights correctly. 

When thinking of wedding decorations, it doesn’t have to always be expensive to be special.

The Purpose of Outdoor Wedding Lighting Is to Improve the Spirits of the Guests Present

An outdoor event allows you to expand the area of the venue and hence, make the decorations much more beautiful and attractive. Indoor events offer only a small amount of limited space to hold the party or social event. On the contrary, holding the event in an outdoor venue will provide a large amount of space for the entire party and one also has the options to include a swimming pool, trees, lawns and whatever else may be available to make the decorations more stunning. Now, regardless of whether the event is being held outdoor or indoor, proper colorful lights are an important part of the decorations. In the case of an indoor event, the use of proper lighting sets up the tone for the party and while it does the same for an outdoor event, it is also used to give the occasion a feel of the nature. It is said that the right type of outdoor event lighting can give an event the perfect start but similarly, setting up the decorations with the wrong kind of lightings can easily break an event and dampen the mood of every single person present. Hence, it is very important to make the choice of lights very carefully according to the needs and demands of the occasion. The lights chosen should not be dull but at the same time, not be overtly bright and all colors! The perfect blend of both is what gives the outdoor event lighting and the occasion the perfect mood.

One of the most special and memorable events in a person’s life is their wedding. This event marks the beginning of a new chapter of their life. Along with the couple, it also forms the base for the union of two families. Hence, this occasion needs the perfect beginning. Along with the main wedding and other arrangements, the decorations of the event also form an important part of the occasion. The decoration and the lighting help to improve the mood of the event and enhance the rejoicing spirits of the guests. The basic task of outdoor wedding lighting is to give the occasion a more beautiful and attractive appearance and makes it a memorable event. There are several types of wedding lights that can be used to create an attractive theme for the wedding party. There are many types of LED lights along with other forms of lights that can be used in different patterns to enhance the decorations.

There are several aspects to keep in mind when making the choice of the best lighting for the wedding. The location of the wedding, the area to be covered with lights and the theme of the event are important things to consider when selecting the right kind of lights for the outdoor wedding lighting. Also, your total budget for the entire event is important to remember. You definitely would not want to spend more money than you intend to. In that case, you would have to make compromises with either your budget or with other supplies of the event. Hence, it is important to carefully plan the event and the decoration before setting out to purchase the lightings.