Event Decoration: Why Is Lighting So Important?

//Event Decoration: Why Is Lighting So Important?

Event Decoration: Why Is Lighting So Important?

When Thinking About Lighting for your Event, What Do You Need To Consider?

When considering event decoration, one of the most important things to think about is lighting. Lighting is one of the best investments you can make for your event, whether it be a wedding or some other celebration because it is the best way to set the mood and brighten up your chosen venue.  Whether you choose a fairy light backdrop or some uplighters, event lighting can add real drama and a lovely ambience to your venue and make your day much more special.

As a company who deal in event decoration and wedding decoration hire, we have had many brides ask us about the different lighting options available, and so we have written this brief guide as a response to that.


event decoration uplighterThese are a simple but great way to light any room. If the room you have chosen for your event is pretty basic, then why not use some uplighters around the perimeters of the space as part of your event decoration, in order to light the walls and even add colour that can be changed to suit the theme or the mood you want to create? We have a wide range of small but powerful uplighters that can transform your venue instantly and easily add the drama that you are looking that you are looking for.






Fairy Lights

event decoration fairy lights

A string of fairy lights is really effective at creating a gorgeous detail in a sunset or evening wedding. But if your wedding is in the daytime, don’t worry, you can have twinkly fairy lights as well, especially if your reception is indoors. Fairy lights are also a great way to take a marquee from ordinary to magical under a starry night.







Starlight Backdrops

event decoration starlit backdrop

We have recently added a beautiful starlight backdrop to our range of wedding decorations to hire as we have had such a high demand for them from our brides. These soft and romantic lights look fantastic on their own and add a really beautiful romantic ambience. They are also a great way to hide any unsightly backgrounds or decor.




event decoration candles

One of the most inexpensive options when thinking about how to decorate your tables, candles are a great way to create romantic centrepieces for intimate weddings. You can’t go wrong with some beautiful floating candles and tea-lights.




Light Up Letters

Add a touch of Hollywood glamour to your wedding by hiring some of our popular light up letters. We offer the option of either ‘LOVE’ or ‘MR & MRS’ in our floor standing sizes or why not hire both – they look amazing in pictures. We can also offer you ‘LOVE’ in a smaller size suitable for placing on a table. Our light up letters come in warm white as standard, but we can get our hands on them in a wide range of colours if you really want them to make a splash!






This is just a brief overview of the range of lights that we offer, but there are some important things you should remember when thinking about the light you want for your wedding:


If you are using any of our range of beautiful lights for your wedding, it is a good idea to let your photographer know. Photographing lights is a real skill, and so if you are wanting pictures of yourself featuring fairy lights then it is a good idea to check that this is something they can do, and they can also make sure that they bring the right equipment with them on the day.

Venue Permission for Event Decoration

You might have your heart set on 2,000 candles to decorate your reception, but your venue may have other ideas! Before you go ahead and book the lighting you wish to hire for your wedding, it is a good idea to talk to your chosen venue to see what lighting they have already and also what you are permitted to add. For example, if your wedding is taking place in an older building or one that is quite remote, there may be restrictions on what you can hang from the ceilings or wall, or they may have an outdated fuse board or electricity restrictions. So, it is always a good idea to check first!

We have so much gorgeous lighting inspiration for you, but if you have any wedding lighting or event decoration questions, please call us on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com and we will do our best to get you the answer.

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