If you are currently planning your wedding, have you given the lighting any thought? If your big day is going into the evening hours, held... Read More
If you are currently planning your wedding, have you given the lighting any thought? If your big day is going into the evening hours, held indoors, or you’re looking for some more ambiance, lighting is vital.
Here are 6 tips for unique lighting to set your wedding apart.
1. Be prepared.
Lighting is no different than all the other wedding details you’re preparing for. Planning in advance will ensure the selections you make go well with all of your other decor.
Take lighting preparation to the next level by visiting your venue during the time of your ceremony or reception, if possible. That way, you can be sure how the space looks now versus how you’d like to enhance it through your lighting choices.
2. Match the color and style of your ceremony or reception.
With the strides made in technology, it’s no wonder there are plenty of beautiful ways to create lighting in varying colors that match seamlessly with the look and feel of your wedding. Using lighting will effortlessly uplevel your ceremony and reception, so the venue has a different look and feel for your day.
3. Create a beautiful atmosphere that matches your style.
Similarly, with today’s lighting choices, it’s truly incredible what’s possible to create the right atmosphere. Let your lighting help tell your love story.
Do classic chandeliers make more sense for your traditional reception? Or do simple string lights match the laid back decor better? No matter what your style, there’s a lighting choice that’s right for you.
4. Consider the brightness.
Candlelight on your reception tabletops may be beautiful, but it may not allow for your guests to see their food well enough to enjoy it. However, a dim glow would be perfect for the dance floor!
Similarly, a very well lit venue may not create the ambiance you’re looking for. Dimming or turning off some lighting after dinner is a popular way to get the best of both worlds.
5. Ensure your photographer is prepared for the lighting.
While this isn’t a direct lighting issue, it’s certainly going to make a big difference for how you remember your big day when looking back at your photos.
Review your lighting choices beforehand with your photographer, so they are prepared for brightness, changes in lighting, and so on. That way, they won’t be surprised and stuck worrying about changing their camera settings in the middle of a big moment.
6. Hire a specialist.
Go beyond the basic lighting offered at your venue and hire a lighting specialist to create a unique look for your wedding day.
A lighting specialist will also be able to guide you the coloring, style, brightness, and amount of lighting you’ll need for the space.
Does your New England wedding need some unique lighting? Let us help! Learn more about the Sperry lighting options today.