Post # 1
I’m constantly trying to figure out where to cut things out of the budget. Up on the possible chopping block is uplighting. My reception is at 4:30 in an upper level ballroom with windows that face the Chesapeake Bay “offers a panoramic view” according to the brochure, LOL. It’s August so the sun won’t go down until about 8 or so. I’m getting the lights through my dj and we have 8 lights for $200. I just don’t know if during that time of day, they will go to waste or not. The room is pretty boring besides the view. Here is the best shot I could find online until I go visit and take pictures. This may be the lower level ballroom but the setup is the same. (ignore PREV it’s part of the screen shot from the website)
Post # 3
Personally, I’d drop them. If there were some sort of detail you wanted to highlight, I’d keep it, but since you want people to focus on the view, I think you can save the $200 and enjoy the gorgeous scenery 🙂
Post # 4
With the average reception about 4-5 hours total that leaves little time after sunset to really enjoy them. If the room were darker I’d say yes but with all those windows it seems like a waste.
Save your money. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses! Yeah I think it’s going to get cut. I’m going to see the venue again next month all set up for a reception but honestly the dj is so good that everyone will be dancing and not paying attention to lights!! I think if my reception was later in the evening it would work.
Post # 6
I agree! With the time frame you have I don’t think you will get the effect that you are after. I’m sure once the room is filled with your tables, centerpieces. all of your other details, etc, the room won’t need it!