How to Get the Perfect Wedding Lighting

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How to Get the Perfect Wedding Lighting

Last update: 27 August, 2019

Weddings are huge social events, and they’re only getting more spectacular as time goes on. It’s therefore not surprising that even the most “basic” elements, such as wedding lighting, take on a whole new significance.

Nowadays, interior lighting trends take much of their inspiration from places such as the theater, and even ordinary everyday items like street signs.

In this article, we’ll show you some of the most recent trends in more detail. We’ll also give you some fantastic ideas for the perfect wedding lighting.

Wedding lighting

It goes without saying that lighting is a must in any interior. The lights should be evenly distributed throughout your wedding venue, making sure they aren’t obscured in any way.

Venues often have poor lighting, which is made worse by the use of dim light bulbs or impractical lampshades, that do more harm than good. It’s important to pay close attention to this, especially if there are very few windows or skylights to allow in natural light.

The next thing to do is to try to add additional lighting to enhance the light the venue already has. Naturally, you should try to do this in a way that works in harmony with the decor. For example, the additional lighting you place on the dance floor will be different to that you use in the dining room, and so on.

It’s important to try to maintain a sense of balance so that all the elements work with rather than against each other. As such, it’s best to give more prominence to warm lighting, while relegating cool lighting to the background.

Wedding lighting: walls or ceiling?

Wall lighting.

Hanging ceiling lights are the most popular option for weddings, allowing you to hang different lampshades, glass chandeliers, curtain lights, and fairy lights. The lights you choose and how you use them can really bring that touch of magic to your venue.

It’s important to mention that, although many people try to hide the wires and cables, you don’t actually need to. This is especially true if you’re decorating a more rustic venue, or you want to give your wedding a more relaxed feel.

When choosing the main light, you could either choose a wall light or a central ceiling lamp.

When it comes to ceiling lamps, we often see the following trends:

  • Many people drape fabric across the ceiling to create an elaborate “marquee” effect. They often hang a chandelier in the center and complement the entire look with delicate strings of fairy lights.
  • People often use ceiling beams to hang cascades of lighted flower garlands, or large, chandelier-style lamps with ornately curving arms. Alternatively, you could choose beautiful paper lanterns, hanging a variety of colors and sizes throughout the entire room.

Having a large, central chandelier is a classic look which continues to be one of the most popular options for weddings. Today, many have been enhanced by the use of more modern candles and LED light bulbs. However, this isn’t the only option. Everything will depend on the style of your venue.

Curtain lights

If you don’t want to restrict your lighting exclusively to the ceiling, one of the most popular new wedding trends is to hang curtain lights, which cascade from the ceiling and down the walls. While most have small or medium-sized light bulbs, those with larger bulbs are perfect for making a beautiful feature wall.

Curtain lights come in a range of different shapes and sizes. This means you can choose them according to personal preference, wedding theme, and the style of your venue.

Romantic touches for your wedding

Wedding dining room.

Why not combine entertainment and wedding favors to create an unforgettable moment for your guests? You could give them sparklers, LED light-up balloons, LED bracelets, glow wands, and so much more.

Plus, it’s important to remember that interior lighting isn’t merely restricted to the walls and ceiling. You could also create lighted centerpieces for your tables, using small candles and other elements.

When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, it’s important to maintain a sense of balance. Don’t be afraid to use a variety of different colored light bulbs to create a more romantic atmosphere.

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