Post # 1
I’m hoping someone may have some good advice for me on wedding lighting. Our reception will be outdoors in a wide open field without any nearby trees or buildings to hang lights from and we are going without a tent (chance of rain is very, very little in California this time of year). I’m thinking of making candle lanterns on the tables out of mason jars but I think I’ll need a bit more light once the sun goes down. Is my only option creating an elaborate structure to hang lights off of? (maybe poles wedged into the ground)? Will fairy lights be bright enough or should I go for the globe cafe style lights?
The reception will start early — around 4:30, with sunset at 8 — so we won’t have all that long to show off whatever lighting we come up with but I’m afraid of the party ending in darknesss!
thanks for your help!
Post # 3
what about something like this for a dance floor (if youre having one)
Post # 4
I saw pics once where someone used the tent framing…without the covering…and wrapped lights around the poles, and hung some lanterns from the poles as well.
That way you still get the outdoor feeling and beautful lighting as well.
Post # 5
What time will your reception be ending? You would need a lot of fairy lights to provide adequate lighting. Cafe lights provide a lot more light. A less expensive option, if you need lighting but don’t have the budget for cafe lights, would be to do an area wash (lights on stands). A couple other things to consider: Is there adequate power available or will you need a generator? How will guests get to their cars? You may need to light a path or parking lot as well.
Post # 6
This might only add a little, but I think it would be beautiful: paper luminaries or laterns:
And for the mason jars, have you ever see these? They are solar powered. I have some and they are great:
Here is where I got them: