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Outdoor Wedding Reception Lighting Tips

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. What makes the day so great (besides marrying your best friend), is the ambiance of your venue. And when done right, the lighting can really transform your space — making your reception unforgettable for you and your guests.

5 Lighting Tips For Your Wedding

  1. Figure out the style of your wedding.

Depending on the style of your wedding (i.e., rustic, classic, romantic), the lighting options will change. So before you go picking out lighting fixtures, it’s best to figure this out first.

  1. Assess the situation and place your lights.

Walk around the location and check where the problem areas are — it’s best to be prepared. Knowing which areas lack lighting and which areas are perfect for an Instagram photo shoot will help you on the day of.

  1. Match the color of light.

Going off of tip number one, if you end up adding lighting that’s the wrong color, you might as well not add anything at all. Depending on the temperature of the ambient light at the venue will determine what kind of lighting you need to add to balance the room out.

  1. Contact a professional for help.

You’ll be better off having a lighting expert and designer help you light your wedding venue. This person will be familiar with sore spots, built-in lighting options, and power capabilities.

For a lighting expert in Connecticut, contact the Summer Rain lighting experts.

  1. If your venue is outside, visit the space at night.

Visiting your outdoor venue at night will help you identify what areas need to be illuminated for safety reasons. Also, take note of any outdoor outlets and ask if your venue needs a permit for them.

We are licensed professionals with tremendous expertise. Our design team can create a custom plan to meet your outdoor lighting needs, and provide a proficient and timely installation using the highest quality fixtures.

Contact Summer Rain Lighting Systems, we will illuminate the beauty of your special day!