While most brides devote a large amount of their time on making sure their centerpieces, flower arrangements, and color scheme are perfect, they often forget about the decorative potential of lighting. If you expect your wedding to extend into the evening hours, or if either the ceremony or reception will take place indoors, you will need to consider wedding lighting. Don’t stick to the typical options and this seemingly basic aspect can transform your ceremony or reception. Grab some hot tea, dark chocolate, and a notepad and enjoy these amazing examples of wedding lighting.
1. Light Bulb!
Buy some light bulbs in bulk and hang them from the ceiling — the messier the better!
2. Whimsical Vines
Hang short strands of light from natural fixtures nearby to create a beautiful combination of technology and nature.
3. Twinkle, Twinkle on the Wall
Set aside one wall as a focal point and cover it with several strands of lights.
4. Lovely Lanterns
Lanterns are beautiful on their own. Make them function by placing a candle inside to light your venue.
5. Party in Paper
For a more modern take on the lantern idea, hang paper lanterns for a purely magical arrangement.
5. Wedding By Candlelight
Is there anything more romantic than candles? Take precautions to maintain safety by placing candles in glass vases.
6. An Upscale Affair
Chandeliers don’t need to be restricted to ball rooms and mansions — bring them to your wedding reception!
7. Lifted Lighting
Stretch a strand of single of twinkle lights above your event, raised with posts.
8. Dangling Strands
Light bulbs also come on strands — both mini and full-sized — that allow for more bang for your buck.
9. Light up the Ceiling
Completely cover the ceiling with twinkle lights. If you go wild enough, you may not need anything else to light your venue!
10. Splash of Color
Choose a color and stick to it, soaking your event in its hue and creating an other-worldy vibe.
11. Canopy of Light
Provide lots of light while maintaining a natural look by hiding lighting under fabric. Go for a slightly transparent, flowy fabric for best results.
12. Mason Jar Mayhem
Mason jars are all the rage at weddings. Make use of them at yours simply by adding candles and some other decorative elements.
13. Lighting Store Combo Pack
Create an eclectic source of light that looks straight out of a lighting store by utilizing bulbs, balls, fixtures, and more.
14. Sky Full of Stars
Create a cover of lights that mimics the night sky.
15. Tiki Torch Time
Create a beachy vibe even if you’re far from the coast with tiki torches.
16. Bomb Disco Ball Bash
Disco balls can be made classy and serve as the perfect source of lighting for your celebratory event.
17. Dinner by Oil Lamp Light
Go back in time and light your venue with oil lamps.
18. From Living Room to Wedding Day
Who’s to say lamps are only for the living room? They also make an unconventional source of light for your wedding.
These lighting options are both beautiful and functional. They will have your guests pointing, gaping, and taking notes for their own event. ‘Hope you enjoyed these simply magical wedding lighting options!