A Guide to Perfect Wedding Lighting
When it comes to wedding planning, lighting is something that is usually not looked at too much. Many people prefer to just have special lighting for the dance floor and the entrance and use the normal overhead lighting to light up the rest of the event. Using overhead lighting will entirely kill the effects of the special lighting and you will never be able to make the wedding a unique one if you use standard lighting. The rest of this article will mention all the things that need special lighting and also tell you how to light up the rest of the event to make it unique and special.
The best way to light up your wedding is to use up lights of different colors to cover the walls. These up lights can remain as one color or can change color during the event. Using LED lights also allows you to have more control over the lighting, enabling you to change the intensity of light as well as change color of the light. LED lights also draw out low amounts of power, decreasing the chances of blown fuses as well as keeping the surrounding area a lot cooler since they do not heat up as much as regular lights.
Once you have lit up the rest of the event you will need to focus on the key components of the event. First let us start with lighting the entrance of the wedding venue. Everyone knows that first impressions always last and this is why it is important to give the entrance a spectacular look. The best way to light up the entrance is by using up lights and by projecting the names of the bride and groom using lights. This will definitely amaze your guests as soon as they reach the destination. You can get custom made patterns or pre designed patterns.
After the entrance you will need to light focus on lighting more important things such as the cake, dance floor, speech area and buffet. The dance floor is one place which needs some really good lighting since it is the place where the bride and groom have their first dance. The lighting should be kept constant and subtle while there are slow dances, and can be changed when the party really gets started.
Hiring an experienced lighting company will help you create the best impact and also reduce your troubles. It is better if you allow the lighting team to prepare way in advance (a day or more) so that they can provide the best lighting for your wedding.