Post # 1
I saw a DIY post about super cheap uplighting on the DIY boards Here is the link http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/uplighting-on-the-super-cheap.
Anyone have any ideas how to set this up? Hide the lights etc I am clueless but LOVE the look!
Post # 3
I’m really glad I’m paying someone else to do my uplighting. It seems like it might take a lot of time to set up the uplighting… so I guess if you can get into the venue and start decorating the night before that’s great. But you have to think about how to wire them all up, where the power source would be, if your venue would even let you do this due to liability reasons (potential for fire etc.).
Post # 4
I dont mind the time. We are not getting married the day of the reception so we will have all day and I have a family of florests that are all about decorating.
The venue didnt even say anything about candel restrictions when I asked they just said we cant put holes in the walls.
Lighting isnt something I would ever want to spend a lot of money on I would rather have the $ saved after the wedding then pay someone to do. Now that I found a cheap way to do it I’m totally for it.
Post # 5
I DEFINITELY will be doing this, but am not sure, as well, how I would set it up to hide the lights. But, to get the look, I may not hide them, just spray paint them a similar color as the background.
Post # 6
In my opinion, I think lighting is something to definitely outsource or at get advice from a professional! I have been to 2 weddings now where the wiring to the lighting short circuited the electricity to DJ/Band. Uplights and pinspots aren’t simply lamps you just plug into the walls, they are pretty usually heavy duty. And just because the venue didn’t say you could not bring your own lighting, I would play it safe and specifically ask them to get the okay. You don’t want to be responsible for any serious damage to the wiring or electricity if something should happen! But I agree–the right lighting is beautiful and can make a huge difference!
Post # 7
I love how just 2 pin spots can make the cake totally come alive! And the great thing about the new LED uplights is that for 20 watts, they do what an old school 300 watts par can does. This means you can daisy chain a bunch of them together and never worry about blowing fuses! Plus they stay very cool- no burned fingers for curious young ones at the reception.
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Post # 8
Hi, Im the original author of the DIY uplighting post. We spray painted them black and are using plywood to contain the lights. My Fiance is building a small 3 sided box so that the plywood will encase the light except the top and back part of it. Since these are regular light clamps, they do not pull a large source of electricity. I hope it works out for you. 🙂