Post # 1
So the walls in the venue we have chosen for the reception are really ugly IMO and kinda clash with the decor. We have been thinging of an inexpensive fix for it and came up with the idea of doing uplighting under the tables to draw attention from the walls, turning the light in the room down very low and mainly using candle light. DO you think this would work? Also how would you do the uplighting under the tables? Here is a picture I found of what I am talking about:
Post # 3
I’m trying to work out how they have achieved this “glowing” effect since it’s a small space under the table and most individual uplighters don’t have a big enough angle to create that effect. The only thing I can think of is dangerous! I worry about lights underneath because that’s where peoples feet/bags will be so I am inclined to think that the light is being projected onto the tablecloths from another source. The white light on the tops of the tables are created with pinspots (Par36s) from the ceiling, and are great for making tables “pop”. Price-wise, unless you have the equipment to do it yourself, it is unlikely that this will be an inexpensive solution. Hiring the equipment alone, without someone to set it up and run it, is pricey.
(I will speak to SO when I get the chance since he knows more about it than me)
Post # 4
I quickly googled “table uplighting” and it doesn’t sound like an inexpensive fix. Sounds like they’re rented wireless lights that can be quite costly to rent/install. Option to run wires but many venues won’t allow even taped down cords due to liability.
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: Are you thinking: Liteware RGB LED Uplighters? I thought those might work, but you’d need 4 per table minimum and they’re £40-£50 each per day to rent in the UK.
Post # 6
This blog says you can use battery operated lanterns, but I’m not sure it that would be enough lighting for you. Maybe you could use battery operated fairy lights.
Post # 7
I think that perhaps you all are right and I was misguided thinking this would be an inexpensive option… Any other ideas to distract from the walls?
Post # 8
This is what I’m doing to my walls… its just cheap but will have a powerful effect. The most cost effective backing I’ve found is taping together old boxes (you can get from grocery stores- just say you’re moving).
Post # 9
Here are some ideas I thought were interesting:
String Lights – You could string them across the ceiling or wind them around tables and leg chairs. They come battery operated, so you wouldn’t have to have a tripping hazard all over the floor.
Lite Cubes – These are FDA approved light up ice cubes for the punch bowl and such.
Raibow orbs – The smaller ones could somehow be incorporated into your table centerpieces perhaps?
Underwater LED lights – Could suspend with your flower centerpieces or just by themselves.
Fiber optic lights/chandelier lights – Maybe you could string them from the ceiling somehow?
LED disco ball – This would definitely illuminate the entire room and take the focus off the walls…but may be inappropriate for your venue
Crystal Beaded LED bouquets – actually very sophisticated and elegant looking. Would make a great centerpiece!
Just some thoughts. More info can be found here:
Post # 10
@yellowismyfavoritecolor – Thank you so much! since half of our centerpieces will be the cylinder vases with floating candles I think we are going to use the floralites in those to add the blue color and that should draw attention from the walls! Thanks for the info!
@ShortnSweet – Those look really pretty, but I dont think that we are allowed to attach anything to the walls 🙁
Post # 11
I think to get that effect would cost a bomb, but it sure is pretty.
Post # 12
We saw this done in Mexico on the beach at dusk and they just used an extention cord and regular light bulb-so just get the light bulb in the color you need. Easy peasy.