Lighting Ideas

Lighting Ideas For Weddings

Lighting has one of the biggest decorative impacts on your wedding day because it creates an enchanting backdrop; providing the feeling of warmth and ambience. The right lighting ideas for weddings can transform a mundane space into something magical. Keep your wedding lighting a top priority when it comes to decorating your reception and ceremony, especially if your reception will be held after dark. No matter your budget, brightening up your wedding can be done at very little expense. Consider decorations such as string lights or paper lanterns. You can also opt for extravagant wedding lighting with the use of crystal chandeliers or elegant illuminated drapes.

Such a simple and affordable idea, yet look how string lights wrapped around the trees at an outdoor wedding reception make for such impressive lighting. Bonus: great photo opportunities for the bride and groom!

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Incorporated with Fabric

Sheer fabric table cloths, swags and drapes work wonders in creating soft romantic wedding lighting. It also helps in masking the strings and hardware:

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Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings

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Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are a fun and affordable way to add a little pizzaz to your wedding. Whether you want to go with the traditional white lanterns, or perhaps colorful and patterned lanterns that match your wedding theme, they’re sure to make a big impact:

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Outdoor

For an outdoor wedding reception, trees are the perfect place to hang lanterns, candles, and string lights:

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Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings

Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings
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Unique Lighting Ideas

Some other creative and unique lighting ideas for weddings:

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Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings

Gorgeous lighting ideas for weddings