How much are you paying for uplighting?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
31 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011


I just got married on September 10th, on the IL side at Scott Air Force Base. I contacted a few of the bigger companies for uplighting and was quoted a HUGE price that I did NOT want to pay.

I ended up renting uplighting through Grand Rental in Farview Heights, IL. The cost per uplight was $10-15 a piece (I can’t remember the exact cost). Uplighting in full was less than $200. We purchased the color films from Swing City Music over in Collinsville, IL.

Here is a picture, not the best, but you get an idea-

Sometimes DIY stuff is a pain, but well worth a potential $800 or more!

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 4
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Holy moly! That’s a lot. We’re getting uplighting through our DJ. The total for 16 uplights and the DJ himself is $1200, and he’s doing the ceremony and reception-5 hours.

Post # 5
37 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think we are paying $250 for 10 uplights in Dallas.  $1000 seems a little high but I guess every area is different.

Post # 6
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

4 lights were included in my pkg, but I needed an additional 22 lights.  Which was $50 per light, a total of $1100 extra for uplighting. 

Post # 7
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Just checked my contract and I am paying $695 for a total lighting package that includes 12 lights. 

Post # 8
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Uplighting is included in our DJ package, which is $1000 from 330pm to 1am.

Post # 10
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve seen people selling them in the classifieds- you can buy cheap ones then resell them- you can either get programmable ones (you have to use the buttons on the back to set the color) or you can get white ones and buy gels. You can buy these pretty cheap, get a decent amount for $20 then resell and get your money back 🙂

Post # 11
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our DJ/Lighting guy (Who we LOVE) charges $60/LED. We are only using 4 for the outdoor ceremony! He told us a minimum of 16 would be needed for the tent…we cant afford that. But the wedding will go on! =) Best of LucK!

Post # 11
1 posts

dallasag :  what company did you use?? I am in the dfw area and can’t find lighting for less than $750

Post # 12
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Yikes $1000 is pricey

Our DJ gave us a $1200 package that includes 5 hours of music/DJ. And uplightings (16) 

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