Lighting is a critical part of your wedding day decor, as it is crucial for setting the mood of your reception in your venue. While lighting that is too harsh can wash out your photos and detract from the romantic look of your reception, lighting that is too dim can make it difficult to see as you socialize with guests throughout the evening. Strike a balance with plenty of soft lighting and variety with your decor, and consider these six easy tips for creating a romantic glow for your reception.
Turn to Tea Lights
Tea lights scattered throughout centerpieces in your reception space are perfect for creating a soft glow for your venue. Get creative with your tea lights on each of your tables to create a subtle glow with centerpieces or other features of your reception such as the cake or near photos around the room.
Create Floating Candle Centerpieces
Let clusters of tea light candles float as beautiful reflecting centerpieces at the center of each table. This is a great way to incorporate soft lights into your flower arrangements as well as different textures into your decor.
Use Selective Lighting
For outdoor venues, consider lighting only certain parts of your space such as trees, tent beams, or columns. You can do this easily by wrapping string lights around the selected feature of your choice to create a focal point in your reception space.
Build a Light Canopy
A light canopy is perfect for maximizing the amount of soft light across a larger space by covering almost the entirety of your venue ceiling with string lights. With these soft lights draped across the ceiling of your venue, your reception space will appear as though it is under the stars.
Project Colorful Lights on the Walls of Your Venue
Light up the perimeter of your reception space with colorful lights projected around the walls of your venue. This is an especially great opportunity to incorporate the colors of your wedding into soft lighting to give your reception space a colorful glow throughout the evening.
Take Advantage of Sunset Lighting
Let beautiful sunset lighting shine through the windows of your reception space during cocktail hour or the earlier hours at your venue. Waiting until the sun goes down to use soft lights will allow you to make the most of natural lighting for photos, cocktails, and the start of dinner at your reception.
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