Imagine yourself walking into your reception space; A blank slate, something you can truly make your vision come true in. But what does your vision entail? Do your guests walk into a ballroom, that you’ve taken from gorgeous to extraordinary, with color washing that transforms from soft and chic to bold and bright throughout the night? Are your carefully chosen and crafted centerpieces highlighted with a pop of light and your initials written in light glowing on the dance floor?
Lighting can create space, depth, unique shadowing, and of course light. It emphasizes the hard work you’ve put into designing your room and completes the style or theme to your reception.
Another great thing about lighting is that it can hide some of the unwanted aspects and present other focal points for your guests. Uplights, pinspots, ceiling patterns and patterns that move across your dance floor can transform a space with white walls and a 1970’s carpet into an elegant venue. You’ll be so happy you had lighting when you receive your wedding photos!
When shopping for lighting, be sure to choose a professional. More and more DJ’s have been providing add-on lighting to their packages. That’s great; However, a lighting professional understands the aesthetic value of lighting and how it will shape the design of your wedding. A professional will be able to take your decor and the style you are going for and transform the lights to highlight and enhance them.
Lighting doesn't have to be expensive, a basic ballroom can be beautifully lit for as little as $600 - $1000. Make lighting a part of your wedding budget and hire a professional lighting designer. You'll have one less thing to worry about and one step closer to your dream wedding!