One of important elements on weddings that many people probably do not pay much attention is the wedding lighting. It sounds simple perhaps but sufficient and proper wedding lighting will really influence the success of a wedding reception. Lighting creates and influences a mood. When it is done well, lighting is able to make everything including the wedding flowers, cake and guests look better. And if you would like to turn your wedding site from standard to simply stunning, you will perhaps need to take a more illuminating approach to your wedding decorations. Here are some wedding lighting ideas for your inspirations.
The first thing you have to do is finding your lighting specialist. You can ask your event designer or wedding florist. They usually have their own lighting. If not, they may have a lighting pro they regularly work with. Or you can also ask the coordinator at your reception venue who can probably recommend a lighting company that has worked with the site before. It is important to make sure to visit your wedding site once when it is dark outside if you are planning an evening reception. Then you need to look around the room and see where the fixed lighting is focused.
Lights that illuminate the walls, windows and ceiling can draw attention away from the center of the room. You can ask if the site has dimmers for overhead lights. And if there is any florescent lighting at all, keep it turn off. And also you have to make sure there won’t be any service doors kept open which could flood the space with light and ruin the effect.
If you’re hosting a wedding at home, discuss how much electricity your lighting designer is going to need. Your band or DJ will probably have to tap into your home’s power for their speakers, and you don’t want to risk blowing a fuse. If your lighting expert is concerned that there won’t be enough power to go around, they may consider bringing a generator, which should be kept well out of earshot.