Wedding Lighting Ideas

wedding lighting

Many people tend to overlook lighting when they are planning their wedding décor. This is unfortunate as lighting not only aids in decorating your wedding tent or room, it also aids in highlighting and downplaying different areas. If you are planning a wedding, you should highly consider the lighting. There are many wedding lighting options that you can go with. The main ones being:


These are special metal or glass discs that you can put into your light fixture to produce the desired pattern when the light is projected. Gobos come in pre-made patterns or you can custom make them with your desired artwork.

To give your guests a “wow,” you should have your wedding monogram or names projected on the dance floor.


Plants decorated with strings of twinkle lights that go on and off in a timed sequence will give your plants a great look. You should decorate plants placed both indoors and outdoors. In addition to decorating the plants, you should also decorate the pool or a water body near the wedding area. To do this you only need to light up candles of different colors and then set them afloat in metallic platter or trays.


This is where you place lights around the perimeter of the room. The lights should point up onto the walls or the architectural fixtures that you want to highlight. The uplights create columns of light that go up the wall giving your room a beautiful glow. The number of uplights that you need depends on the size of the room and the effect that you want to achieve.

When you rent wedding lights or buy them, you should rent LED lights. The cool thing with LED lights is that they are intelligent; therefore, you can set them to give different colors at different times. They also consume less power and don’t get hot like their traditional counterparts.


They hang down lighting the floor. When buying or renting the lights you should ensure that they match the theme of your wedding. To compliment the lights, you should install wall mounted lights. As rule of thumb you should install them at the corners of the room.


Wedding is very important for your event and you should do it right to get ideal results. If you are unsure of how to create a great look you should hire a professional wedding lighting designer. The professional will work with the florist and photographer to give you a perfect look.