Post # 1
Any thoughts on adding lighting to your reception? My florist told me that it’s the easiest way to really make the room look amazing (even more so than flowers), but I am struggling with how it would look or what colors to use. My colors are cornflower blue and bright purple, but I don’t want the reception to look like a night club. I’m thinking of going with a soft amber color which should just provide a “glow”. It’s really hard for me to imagine what this would look like though considering you can’t really see it until day of. Does anyone have any thoughts?
Post # 3
I think twinkle lights or candles would help you get the look you want. Here are some pictures for inspiration:
If you want more of a soft glow that candles give and still want to do the twinkle lights you could wrap tule around them (one of your wedding colors would be a good idea and help bring you color in) and that would soften the brightness of the lights and give a nice soft glow.
Edit: Here is a picture I found of tule over twinkle lights. I’m not a fan of how they did the lights in the piture, but it gives you the idea of how the tule softens the brightness of the twinkles lights:
Post # 4
I’m not a big fan of colored uplighting myself. I know a lot of people like it, but for me I think it sort of drowns out all the other decorations, so what you see when you walk in the room isn’t beautiful tables with amazing flowers, what you see is PINK! or GREEN! you know? I would go for adding lots of candles (or led candles if you can’t have open flames). I think they give a really nice, romantic look to a room without being overpowering…
Post # 5
Theres a lot you can do with lighting. I would agree with your lady about it giving a room a big affect. I really like candles and those little white lights that look like christmas lights.
Post # 6
Your florist is right- lighting transforms the look and ambiance of a reception. Amber is a great color to add a warm glow to the room. Pinspotting centerpieces can also make a huge difference and makes centerpieces pop. My avatar is from a wedding with small DIY centerpieces but once lit they looked much better / more elegant than just a simple flower in a vase.
Post # 7
I did a post like this recently and attatched a pic of my venue with and without uplighting. It completely transforms the space. For me its something I really want. Here’s the post. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/uplighting-help
Post # 8
I believe I am going to be doing the uplighting myself. My theme is cherry blossoms so my colors are pink and brown. I am thinking of doing the pink myself. Also with lots of individual tea lights all over the place. I think it will set the mood wonderfully. I got the inpiration from this photo I found
Post # 9
Are you getting married at a typical wedding venue? If so, you might want to ask the coordinator if any weddings before yours is doing lighting.
I was speaking with a lighting person who was doing lighting at my venue – and I went to take a look and it helped me decide it wasn’t worth the money.