Having an outdoor wedding reception?
If so, one important feature you don’t want to miss is the lighting. If you’re going to keep your outdoor reception lit, you’re going to need to invest in some of the best lighting available.
When done well, lighting can make everything look great. The right amount of illumination can put the focus on everything from the bridal party table to the dance floor, wedding cake, and more.
Here are a few tips to help you chose the appropriate, outdoor wedding reception lighting.
Types of Lighting
- Pin Spot
Pin spot lighting is a beam of light that is designed to shine directly on something such as a wedding cake, the gift table, or even the open bar.
- Color Wash
This is a blanket of lights strung together. They can be laid over an area to create an ambiance.
These are stencils that can be placed over a light at an outdoor wedding reception to create a pattern or make a statement. Some use these to put up dates, names of the bride and groom, and more.
LED lighting is very popular for outdoor weddings. Coming in all colors, shapes, and sizes, these lights are more vibrant and energy efficient.
- String Lighting
As the name implies, these are strands of lights on a string much like those on a Christmas tree.
Choose Your Style
Now that you have a better understanding of the most popular types of outdoor wedding reception lights. The next tip to keeping your reception lit all night long is to choose lighting that suits the style of your wedding.
If you’re going with a classic wedding, you might consider going with table lighting such as silver candelabras. This will give off an elegant glow. Candles are a great idea for classic weddings. It sets a very romantic, low-key tone.
Thinking more of a barn-style wedding reception? Why not go with something like market lights? They are a lot larger than the average Christmas tree lights with each bulb giving off powerful illumination. These would be great for lining the dance floor or the entryway to your outdoor wedding tent.
If you’re looking for a really romantic lighting idea, lanterns speak volumes. Allow your guest to release colorful lanterns into the night sky as you look on and remember your special day.
If you’re going for a bit more of an edgy feel, then color lights are your best friend. Choose vibrant and bold colors that make a statement. You might even go a bit more modern and choose pattern lights or lights that change color for an extra pop.
What kind of lighting will you have at your outdoor wedding reception?
Everyone wants to get on the dance floor and dance the night away. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding reception, lighting is everything. It can take an outdoor tent from basic and drab to lit and fab in a matter of seconds. Make sure that you choose lighting that will draw attention to the intricate details of your wedding and also keep the party lit all night long.