(Closed) Lighting the venue

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@LaTortuga:  iIf they won’t let you hang from the ceiling, what about some free standing lighting?  I know you can rent electric lamp posts, or even use shepherd’s hooks that you stick in pots full of sand or glass beads…you could hang lanterns from those!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LaTortuga:  Not fond of that particular lamp…

Is there any way you could screen the overhead lights if they are not on a dimmer?

Do you have a pic of the venue so that we could make suggestions as to how you could accomplish this?

Daraping fabric across the room would reduce the intensity of the lights above the fabric.

Many times this can be done from the walls, beams or girders.

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LaTortuga: I don’t know what your theme is so these ideas may not work.

Have you decided on your centerpieces yet?

-you could use cylinder vases with a floralyte at the bottom

– you could find old table lamps at thrift stores, cut off or remove the cords, spray paint them all the same color, and use glue or putty to secure an LED light where the light bulb would normally go. Some of the LED lights even come with double sided tape.

-you could find these old glass shades- they are everywhere in thift shops and Restores, tuck a string of battery operated mini lights  or an LED light inside and place a few down the length of the table.  These will cost less than $3 each. You just need someone to go around and turn the lights on at the last minute.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Could you incorporate a combination of the battery operated flameless votives or the larger batterypillar candles? Maybe you could put one of these inside one of those kerosene type lamps? Some of them give off a pretty realistic glow and the only way you know they aren’t real candles is if you see the wick portion, but if you put the candle in something then you really can’t tell.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

With lighting under the table, the tables would definitely glow, but it might not add much light for the guests above the tales. Can you do a trial run to see how much light they give off?

Look at what I just found- a floating canopy. You use helium balloons to hold up a length of sheer fabric.

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