How important is uplighting?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had a similar sounding venue and didn’t pay for uplighting, and I don’t regret it.  It really isn’t my thing though-I didn’t really have any desire to have pinterest photos of my wedding venue and decor.  The DJ did have some really nice lighting on and around the dance floor.  It wasn’t obnoxious, but it helped set the mood.    

Post # 3
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

WanderingPeace:  Here’s the advice I got: If you are in a room with tall ceilings and natural light, you will not get a great amount of color saturation until it’s dark out. Even then, because of the tall ceilings, you will not get the same degree of saturation that you may see online in some of the videos demonstrating uplighting because those rooms generally have a lower ceiling, white walls and no windows.

I am uplighting our room. It has extremely tall ceilings and many, many windows. I’ll just wait for darkness to set it. 🙂

Post # 4
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I always think indoor weddings in big rooms are pretty drab without any uplighting. It kinda just sets the tone for a fun night (IMO) but I’m super big into that look. Also love candles lol. Anywho most DJ packages have uplighting options as well I was so surprised how cheap some were, the ones we got are only $25 per light! 

Post # 5
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it depends on how you feel about uplighting. I find it super dated as does my social circle. I think there are way cuter alternatives for lighting and decor, but if you like it and it really matters to you, I think it can make a big difference in how a room looks. 

Post # 6
4638 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Do you like the look of uplighting?

I think its a personal choice. I personally find it to be a bit dated and very cookie cutter and would not use it, no matter what the space looked like.

Post # 7
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I agree that it’s really a personal choice if you like the way it looks or not. If you don’t really care for it or it’s not really in the budget, don’t stress over it just because you think its the proper thing to do or absolutely necessary. It’s really not. But if it’s not going to break the bank and you like the way it looks, I say go for it (and who cares if folks think it’s outdated). Can you visit your venue at night to get an idea of what it looks like with and without the uplighting? That’d probably be a big help!

Post # 9
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

do you have pictures of your venue? I personally do not really like uplighting and htink it’s quite overdone and makes your wedding look really cookie cutter. I think it actually makes everything really dark and washed in one colour and you can’t even appreciate the actual colour of your flowers and decor. However, depending on your venue, it would be a good way to mask an ugly room.

Post # 10
1214 posts
Bumble bee


Uplighting does not have to change the color of everything in the room.  The intesity depends on the number of uplights, placement, and other lighting in the room.  Color wash is super intense lighting that changes the entire room.  Simple uplighting does not.  I like uplighting but hate color wash.  It makes me queasy.

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