Wedding and Reception Lighting Basics
Most couples don’t know where to start when it comes to wedding and event lighting. We have put some information together to help discover what works for your wedding or event. Lighting sets the mood and as part of the decor budget, will enhance any room. See below for more information on typical lighting projects. No two lighting projects are the same so please contact us to obtain your custom quote.
Lighting for walls and ceiling - Up lighting
This is the most typical type of lighting and comes from either a traditional can light or the newer and greener LED lighting. If cost is a factor the standard can lighting will create a beautiful look, although your color selection is limited. With LED lighting the choice of colors is endless but the cost is well worth the look.
String and Lantern Lighting - Outdoors
Have an outdoor wedding and wonder how to best illuminate the area? Try lantern or string lighting. They are hung from 10 foot poles and can cover part or all of the event area. Labor is the highest cost factor as installation of the lights is time-consuming.
Light buffets, floral arrangements and bars – Pin Spots
Pin spots are used to floral arrangements, buffets, cake tables, or area of significance. Hanging pin spots is an art, as you do not want them to shine in guests' eyes. Usually pin spots are used one pin spot for a low centerpiece and two pin spots for a high centerpiece.
Provide a mood for your indoor event with lighting that can project patterns on the ceiling of your event. A flat ceiling will work best for this.
Looking for that extra touch for your wedding or event. Add a monogram to the dance floor or patterns on the wall. It is the little things that bring it all together.