(Closed) Outdoors candelit only

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Is it in a tent?  I am not sure that amount of lighting would be enough.  Christmas lights don’t use vvery much energy.  Your still be doing mother nature good. –I am doing practically everything DIY and I am panicking about my lights too. I will be in a white tent and don’t want it to feel like a white cave. 

Are you going to hang your lanterns from strigs above everyone’s head?  I think the amt. of lighting necessary depands on how long your reception is too. 

Post # 4
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hadn’t thought much about this either.  I’m also having a tented reception, but I might add more lighting now.  Thanks.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Be careful about having enough light for your photographer, and also mixing too many different "colors" of lights. If it is too dark then all your photos will come out orange and grainy. If you mix different types of lights (fire, LED’s and incandescent) then the camera will also have a very hard time adjusting for the different colors and you will have big blobs of green, blue and orange all over the place. LED’s photograph blue, incandescent photographs yellow, and fire photographs orange/red. If there are also other fixed sources of light such as street lamps then they will probably photograph green. It’s best to have enough of a single type of light source.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am having my wedding outside with no tent on a horse ranch so there will be no real light provided , i will stringing christmas lights from one side of the trees to another, although candle light is beautiful, i think i have to make sure that my guests feel comfortable, since i will have kids at the wedding i dont want there to be any accidents, plus like the bride said above good light is critical for your photographer, because if he isnt prepared with the correct light equipment you are going to have dark pictures.

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