There is no doubt that lighting is often the key to creating the atmosphere and ambience you want at your wedding, and it really doesn’t have to be that expensive or complicated! Here are five top tips from the team at Aspirational Bride to ensure that you light up your wedding and create the ‘wow’ factor without too much effort or expense!
1. Speak To Your Wedding Venue
It may sound a little like stating the obvious, but do talk to your wedding venue. Chances are you might have both viewed the venue during the day and have no idea what it might look like, in terms of lighting, for your evening reception.
Some venues such as Heaton House Farm on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire are able to provide their own special lighting effects such as colour washed walls. You can opt for one colour for the evening or switch the hues during special moments such as the first dance and cake cutting. They even have a twinkly night sky ceiling to provide dramatic ambience!
2. Get Creative With Candles
Candles are by far the simplest and easiest way to create ambient lighting, so try to use them creatively on your tables. There are so many options, including grouping them in clusters, floating them in water, displaying them on mirrored plates to create added light and impact, or even incorporating them into tall floral table centre pieces.
3. Create Fairy Light Trees
These days many couples are opting for large trees as part of their venue decor, either along the aisle for their ceremony or distributed around the outside of the room for their wedding reception. Wherever you decide to place them, trees look amazing decorated with fairy lights – perfect for a magical fairytale wedding!
4. Canopy Of Lights
This one is a little time consuming but can look absolutely stunning! Strings of lights can be draped across the ceiling to create a canopy, or down a back wall to create the perfect back drop for some gorgeous wedding photos!
5. Illuminated Letters
Super popular of late, illuminated lettering is being used everywhere! You can use letters up to about 5ft and they make a unique and fabulous wedding feature which can be used either inside or outside. What’s more hire companies will deliver your letters to your venue for you and collect them the next day so that you can relax and enjoy your wonderful illuminated wedding.
If you are planning on using lighting to create some special effects at your wedding then do let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
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