Post # 1
We have contracted a lighting vendor for the indoor portion of our venue. In the initial site visit, she added some things I did not plan to include such as:
Dance Floor Lighting
Candy Bar Lighting
Note, our venue DOES have regular lighting that we can dim to our desired level. I am tempted to remove these items for a combined savings of over $800 but I wanted to bring it to the bee first. Looking for people who have worked with lighting vendors. Attaching some inspiration pics as well as one pic of our venue in regular lighting
Post # 2
I personally really think lighting adds to the ambiance/experience.
I would dim the regular lighting and go crazy with pink uplighting and spot lighting for the tables, bar, and cake.
Dance floor should be funky and fun, DARK(ish), and a little obscured. Think blue, pink, and orange lights everywhere, with funky screens with shapes cut out, projecting little circles and triangles over peoples’ groovin bodies. It’s dramatic, it’s fun, and it photographs well!
I’m not one to talk about budget, though, because lighting is included in my wedding package…
Post # 3
shlobin: thanks!!! I am willing to spend more if it makes an impact but not 100% sure how much these specific lights would do that. I contacted our sales person at the lighting company for pictures 🙂
Post # 5
I really think that pin lighting and focal points make a difference. I have been working with my lighting coordinator and we’re trying to find a way to pin spot my centerpieces that wont involve building a lot of structures. Unfortunately my venue is a historic estate so they get picky about what can be done.
Lighting makes ALL the difference in the world. So worth the extra money.