- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
We are within 2 months now and still trying to decide if uplighting and chair covers are worth the expense.
Apparently, uplighting has become quite the in “thing” these days. Vendors don’t want to provide a quote for just the uplighting itself. No- they want to quote wireless remote controlled LED lights, a GOBO projection (a wha?), pinspot lights, and a qualified, trained, experienced lighting “coordinator/consultant” to provide an atmosphere for our day that our guests will talk about for years to come. Not to mention some of them will also provide couches, draping, etc.
Am I alone here in wondering if some of this stuff is really just. not. worth it? If we *don’t* have uplighting/GOBO/Frodo whatever, are people going to be snickering and going “I can’t believe they didn’t try to disguise this venue a little better?” Folks, it’s a firemans hall. And no matter how much lighting/draping/lounging decor we add, it will still BE a firemans hall. We will have good food, nice music, a festive atmosphere, some beautiful flowers on the tables, yummy cake… do people expect more these days? Will they expect some sort of Cirque du Soleil lighting display?
And what about chair covers? Anyone throw their hands up in resignation and decide to just use the (not necessarily beautiful) chairs provided by their venue? Uncovered? No? Am I really the only one who finds all of this pretty much unnecessary, given that we are not trying to get our wedding blogged or featured on some sort of “real weddings” special? Anyone else just over the top frustrated that every time they turn around, there’s another vendor there willing to take as much money as we’re willing to hand over?! HELP!