(Closed) Uplighting

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m really glad I’m paying someone else to do my uplighting.  It seems like it might take a lot of time to set up the uplighting… so I guess if you can get into the venue and start decorating the night before that’s great.  But you have to think about how to wire them all up, where the power source would be, if your venue would even let you do this due to liability reasons (potential for fire etc.). 

Post # 5
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I DEFINITELY will be doing this, but am not sure, as well, how I would set it up to hide the lights. But, to get the look, I may not hide them, just spray paint them a similar color as the background.


Post # 6
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

In my opinion, I think lighting is something to definitely outsource or at get advice from a professional!  I have been to 2 weddings now where the wiring to the lighting short circuited the electricity to DJ/Band.  Uplights and pinspots aren’t simply lamps you just plug into the walls, they are pretty usually heavy duty.  And just because the venue didn’t say you could not bring your own lighting, I would play it safe and specifically ask them to get the okay.  You don’t want to be responsible for any serious damage to the wiring or electricity if something should happen!  But I agree–the right lighting is beautiful and can make a huge difference!   

Post # 7
4 posts

I love how just 2 pin spots can make the cake totally come alive! And the great thing about the new LED uplights is that for 20 watts, they do what an old school 300 watts par can does. This means you can daisy chain a bunch of them together and never worry about blowing fuses! Plus they stay very cool- no burned fingers for curious young ones at the reception.

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Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hi, Im the original author of the DIY uplighting post. We spray painted them black and are using plywood to contain the lights. My Fiance is building a small 3 sided box so that the plywood will encase the light except the top and back part of it. Since these are regular light clamps, they do not pull a large source of electricity. I hope it works out for you. 🙂

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