Post # 1
It seems like every wedding I go to anymore has elaborate lighting done, but as of right now I’m pretty sure FI and I will be foregoing it.
In addition to the extra expense, FI thinks it looks “clubby” and I myself would prefer a more romantic, candlelit feel. Our venue is very pretty to begin with so there’s nothing to HIDE (bad carpets, etc). Instead we’re planning on lots and lots of candles to set the right vibe.
I’m just curious if we’re the only ones!
Post # 3
nope! i didn’t even know what uplighting was until i joined weddingbee. i have never been to a wedding that had any type of extra lighting except for what the DJ brings.
i also feel like it makes the room like “clubby,” plus the cost is outrageous.
Post # 4
Cost is nuts, plus there’s no right colour to do it in my opinion. Green is too alieny, blue or purple is bruisey, yellow is too simpsons and red, well…..
Post # 5
Nope, it just an extra. I still haven’t been to a wedding that has used it.
Post # 6
I, personal opinion only, think uplighting looks awful. My room will be lit the standard way, and i will be pretty darn happy about it 😛
Post # 7
I don’t love a lot of uplighting, but ours came with it, so we’re going to have them find a nice, soft combo of yellow/white to soften up the room.
Post # 8
No – our venue has amazing GIANT windows, and exposed bricks and beams (it’s a former factory), and they have perimeter lighting already (fancy way of saying twinkle lights). I don’t want to cover anything! Plus, I’ve seen a wedding set up with lighting and it takes up too much of the floor space and we’ll be tight on space as it is.
Post # 9
Nope, my venue has really pretty white xmas lights
Post # 10
NO. We are getting married in a thrift/salvage store where weird, disco lighting will distort everything. I couldn’t do that to such a beautiful, natural space.
Plus, I find color lighting to be horribly unflattering and it actually takes away from the mood. We purposefully picked DJs who did not provide lighting for that very reason.
Post # 11
Agree with everyone else! Nope, not for me. I think it makes it look like a club, which is definitely not what I want for my wedding! I’m going the candle route. Much more elegant! (And cheaper, too!)
Post # 12
We’re having a daytime wedding, so any kind of special lighting is useless really. I’m just hoping that there will be sunshine coming in the windows.
Post # 13
Up what? No way hose, I’m not a fan. Night club is what comes to mind. My lighting is coming from Moroccan lanterns & Arcadia hurricane candles, much more romantic than club lights.
Post # 14
No lighting of any kind here! It is way overpriced, and we are getting married in the daytime and it stays light long enough that we don’t need it.
Post # 15
Our venue is this historic mansion. It looks like something out of a Jane Austen novel, and I don’t recall there being a lot of colored lights at the ball in Pride and Prejudice.
I’m not going to use the T-word (the one that rhymes with wacky), because I’m sure they can look nice if that’s the look and feel of your wedding and venue. But in the context of our venue, the other decor we’re doing, and our personal taste it would just look silly all light up.
Post # 16
No uplighting for me. The venue had nicely placed recessed lighting so we turned some of those on. It came down to expense, really. Too pricey and not much return imo. Plus I really don’t like the colored ones, so I would have been paying an arm and a leg for white lighting. Pass.