- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
When I held my reception, due to my love of dancing and the ho-hum dance floors of family weddings past I knew I wanted to make the atmosphere very conducive to partying, as in, dark. so I choose the darkest banquet hall at the Inn where I had my wedding, had them keep the lights low and golden and close the curtains, I filled the tables with candles and hung fairy lighting around the room and my dj gave me some awesome uplighting and disco-effect lighting. I discussed it with my DJ who also does all the local proms and he agreed that people drink, dance, eat, and generally have a lot more fun in dimly lit rooms because they are less self-conscious. It worked perfectly, as you can see in the photos, the dance floor was packed and everyone had a blast, it all felt like a VIP nightclub. However, there were drawbacks because I didnt get very many good pictures of the night and many of them were blurry, and my mother and some other people with cameras complained that they couldnt get all the good pictures they wanted, but I am still hearing from lots of guests how it was the most fun they ever had at a wedding so for me the trade off was worth it. I am curious, have any other brides decided to sacrifice great picture lighting for a night reception or a dark one for the sake of everyone having more fun? As a guest, would you prefer to party in a dark room or get good photos? Did you manage to get great photos despite dark rooms? show me!
reception hall set-up
dancing, photo courtesy of DJBO
it wasnt a total photo loss