Let's face it!
The right lighting can add class and energy to any room. We can take a plain wall and turn it into an art piece with our intelligent lighting. Accent the table and chair covers with the right splash of color.
Tips for Up Lighting Your Wedding Hall
Think lighting your wedding reception site means flipping on a light switch? If you want to turn your wedding site from standard to simply stunning, you'll probably need to take a more illuminating approach to your decor. "Lighting creates a mood and when it's done well, lighting can make everything -- including your wedding flowers, cake, and guests -- look better. Here's the right way to plan your lighting.
Find Your Pro
There are a couple ways to find your wedding lighting specialist. First, ask your event designer, wedding florist or DJ -- many do their own lighting. If not, they may have a lighting pro they regularly work with. Or, the coordinator at your reception venue could probably recommend a lighting company that has worked with the site before -- and ask to see pictures of the space transformed by various lighting arrangements. Don't be surprised if your lighting designer has a background in theater -- many experts are using the same technology and techniques in weddings that they honed creating dramatic sets for the stage.
Assess Your Site
If you're planning an evening reception, make sure to visit your site at least once when it's dark outside. 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 -- and you want to keep everyone's eyes on the tables, dance floor, and each other. Ask if the site has dimmers for their overhead lights, and if there's any florescent lighting at all, keep it turned off! Also, make sure there won't be any service doors kept open, which could flood the space with light and ruin the effect.
Your Name in lights
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.
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