Oh no! My outdoors venue needs tons of lighting?! What to do

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: If I need tons of lighting, I should: (can choose multiple)
    DIY even though destination : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Have florist or planner add tons of candles and/or lanterns : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Get minimal lighting that lighting vendors recommend : (4 votes)
    36 %
    Expect to pay $1000 or less to lighting vendor : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Expect to pay over $1k-$1500 to lighting vendor : (0 votes)
    Expect to pay $1501-2000 to lighting vendor : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Expect to pay over $2000 to lighting vendor : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Shkragoldfish:  I would ask the venue for a gallery of other weddings, or google them and see what other brides did.  

    Post # 4
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m getting married next May in a garden so our reception will be ourdoors as well (Im from Cali) I am going to have floating candle centerpieces for some light romantic lighting.  I talked to the onsite wedding planner because I was worried it might be to dark after the sun goes down too, but she said that she’s never had a problem.  We will also have (very) basic lighting that comes with the DJ…and she recommended putting candles on the table if we wanted a little extra light.  So I would say talk to your DJ and see what he offers?  I think the lighting vendors will definitely try to upsell you.  When you think about it, most weddings (even ballroom or other indoor receptions) are kind of dark during the reception while people dance so there really isn’t too much of a need for lots of lighting.

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