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Lighting Ideas for Your Wedding Reception


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Lighting is one of the most important decorations for your wedding reception and any party for that matter.  The lighting creates the ambience and feeling for the party and can deliniate areas for dancing, romancing, eating and talking.  Here are some great ideas for lighting your wedding reception:

Ambient lighting is your number one priority - Start by thinking about the mood you want to set for the reception area.  What is the overall tone of the reception?  Soft and romantic, jovial and fun, or elegant and chic?  Think about your reception space and the lighting in it - does it have chandeliers, down lights or is it a marquee with lighting you create yourself?  Generally, it is best to bring in professionals for your lighting, particularly if you love the idea of spotlighting different areas of your reception, and you also know that a lighting professional will check that there is enough safe power to create the lighting you want.

You can tint the lighting for pretty effects - Don't think that light has to be stark white.  It can be tinted softly to suit the mood and room.  Yellow light suits an outdoor and summery location best and pretty pink tinting flatters indoors and romantic spaces.

Think about different times during your reception - at the beginning of your reception, there may be enough natural light not to need any artificial interference.  But as the sun goes down, you will need to add more and more light as the natural light fades.  Think about the timing and plan for subtle changes.

Paper lanterns can transform any venue into a party space - Pretty paper lanterns in many colours, shapes and sizes can create ambient light without breaking the bank.  Pink Frosting sells dozens of different styles of paper lanterns which can be lit with an LED light or strung with fairy lights to create a really beautiful effect.  Think about stringing the lights across the top of a marquee, clustering the lanterns in the middle of the room in place of a chandelier, or letting the lights float from trees in an outdoor or vineyard reception.

Candles are the quintessential wedding decoration - Candles in many shapes, sizes, colours and styles can create the most beautiful lighting for your wedding reception, whether indoors or out.  First check with the reception venue if you are allowed to use candles as many indoor reception venues won't allow naked flames.  If you can't, think about LED lights or lanterns in their place.  Candles can either stand on their own if they are decorative in form or colour, or can be placed into pretty vases or votive holders to shield them from the wind and suit the theme of the wedding.  Browse the beautiful range of wedding candles and candle holders to buy online.  Think outside the square with your candles and perhaps use driftwood or shells to hold candles on your centrepieces at a beach reception or large hurricanes filled with vine leaves at your vineyard reception.

Luminaria or Candle Bags make stunning walkways - Lead your guests into your wedding reception with stunning luminaries or candle bags lighting the pathway.  Pink Frosting sells an exclusive range of Wedding Luminaria which includes the candles and bases in many different colours and styles to suit your wedding theme.  Light the luminaries just as dusk falls and you will create a magical space for your reception.

Check out the glamorous range of wedding decorations, candles and other lighting solutions at Pink Frosting.



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