How to Light Up an Outdoor Wedding in Style
Assuming weather permits, a lot of brides choose to have outdoor ceremonies and or receptions in the spring and summer. With this, come a lot of necessities such as just-in-case-it-rains wedding tents and the need for outdoor lighting. Sometimes the items filling these needs can look like…well like a need. One of the more important needs for an outdoor wedding that can be made to look more like a luxury are the lighting choices. Here are a few ideas on how to glamorously fill your lighting needs.
- The Chandelier: Hanging chandeliers would defiantly be a luxury and amp up the elegance your wedding. Talk about magical! Of course, this can be costly and a little hard to do, but if you are having a wedding tent and there is the option to have chandlers inside, do it! The sparkling crystal will add a romantic ambiance.
- Garland Lights: These can be the small twinkly lights or the large bulbs depending on your wedding theme and style. The twinkle lights look best in shrubbery and trees, while the large bulbs are better designed to hang across the dance floor as the “ceiling”. Both will light up the reception like the stars and moon light up the sky.
- Tea Lights: Tea lights have been use as table lighting and accent lighting at parties, events, and weddings for quite a long time now, which means you are going to find a lot of different kinds and probably even a style that fits perfectly with whatever theme or look you are going for. Tea lights are also going to be a little on the less expensive side, but of course, cannot be the main source of lighting for an nighttime event. Also, be aware that with candles, the wind may blow them out and you may have to keep lighting them. Lucky for you, there are now realist battery operated tea lights and candles for you to choose from so that you can have one less worry on your list.
- Lanterns: Lanterns tend to be a reception table centerpiece favorite. And why wouldn’t they be? There are so many different styles that no two weddings will end up with the same look. Just like with the tea lights, you will need to be wary of the candles flickering out, so you may want to look at some no-flame-needed candles or lanterns for lighting. Also, lanterns are not going to be limited to the tables and can be used to line walk ways and the venue perimeter.