Wedding Lighting 101
Wedding lighting is the perfect way to transform any venue from ordinary to extraordinary! More and more brides are discovering how they can setup their own lighting to create a beautiful effect without breaking the bank. Wondering how to get started? This article will explain everything you need to know about setting up do-it-yourself wedding lighting. The best part is that there’s no experience required!
1. UPLIGHTING Uplighting adds ambiance to a venue by splashing colorful lights on the walls. This is a great way to set the mood or transform a room. Just plug in the uplights and set them on the floor up against the wall. Each uplight covers the wall with color from floor to ceiling. Choose just about any shade of any color! Uplights can be linked
together with power cords using a single outlet. Or, use wireless uplights, which are powered by builtin batteries.
Cost: The typical rental cost for uplighting for a 100-guest wedding is about $100 – $200. For subtle accent lighting, we recommend using 6 uplights. This includes one uplight in each corner, and two uplights behind a podium or head table. Otherwise, for a more dramatic look, place uplights around the entire venue, spacing them 5 – 10 feet apart.
2. MONOGRAM LIGHT Monogram lighting is a great way to personalize a wedding. You can put names, logos, or any other message in lights. Monogram lighting packages typically include a custom design, gobo disc, and projector. When the projector arrives, it is pre-loaded with the custom design. All you need to do is plug it in, set it on a table, and point it at a wall.
Cost: Under $100 for a complete monogram lighting package.
3. CAKE SPOTLIGHTS Show off your wedding cake using spotlights! These are small, battery-operated white lights that highlight a wedding cake, centerpieces, or any other important details. All you do is set it on a table or mount to ceiling, and aim towards the cake or centerpieces.
Cost: Under $20 to highlight a cake.
We hope you enjoyed learning how to use wedding lighting to create a “wow” factor at your wedding. Until next time, happy wedding planning!
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