Choosing colors is always a fun step in planning your wedding, but deciding how that will look in the final product can be intimidating. Do you use colorful flowers? Or maybe incorporate lighting? Are your tables bold, while bridesmaid dresses are subtle? We are here to help! You can use them all. Here are our expert tips for achieving perfect event lighting:
5 Steps to Achieve the Perfect Event Lighting
1) Decide what color scheme you want for your event:
This is easier said than done! Deciding what colors you want to use for your big day can be tough, but relaxing and having fun will make the process completely manageable!! First, remember colors invoke mood, theme, and feelings, so keeping that in mind as you decide will be a great guide for your “gut”. Choose 2-3 colors that you think reflect the mood you are going for (and make sure they complement each other), then choose an additional 1-2 colors that will help make the palate well-rounded.
2) Decide if you want your color choice to be the main color or just an accent:
When choosing a color, or color palate, you must decide what the main color is going to be and what colors will play the “supporting role”. You can choose BOLD as your main color with a soft accent or vice versa. Do you want Dramatic or Calm? Glamorous or Casual? Striking or Elegant? So many choices! Below are a couple of examples to help you get your creative juices flowing:
A Romantic night in Paris with Royal Blue as your Lead and Gold as an accent
Tickle your guests Pink and go with something more feminine
Classic Black & Silver (Black & White or Black & Red) for a sleek and sophisticated look
We have seen a wide array of color palates (even some unexpected choices) and they all seem to come together to dazzle the wedding guests in the end. Don’t be afraid to try colors that are a little unconventional either! Have fun with this – choosing your color is Stage One for planning your Special Day!
3) Choose table settings:
Now that you’ve chosen which colors are going to work best for your them, you’ll be able to start the decoration process! Before you choose your lighting color, you’ll want to design your tables first. This is another fun way to let your personality shine through for your guests to enjoy your celebration! Huge flower arrangements, vintage photos, or simple candle stands, are all option you get to consider! While you are the director of this show, out talented team is happy to make suggestions that will enhance your decision process.
Many of our clients choose table cloths and slip covers for the chairs – accented by glamourous table decor, while others prefer a tablecloth with a simple big bow around the back of the chair. What’s your style? Tuscan Night or Cadillac Cowboy? Black Tie or Jeans and Cowboy Boots? This is your special day, make it your own! Plate chargers are available in a variety of colors and styles, as well — Have fun with this process!!!
4) Light Up Your Night!
Blue with silver or gold? Black with champagne or white? Eggplant with ivory? Fuchsia with orange? Red with black? Perhaps all the colors of a Fall Bouquet? There are endless possibilities!
Now that you have chosen your 4-5 colors and designed your table around them, it’s time to think about lighting. Lighting can make or break a reception and venue space! Do you want the color to immerse the room in emotion, or are you feeling confident in your table settings? You can add a lighter color to keep the room feeling clean and fresh, or you can complement your color choices by doubling down on your theme!
5) Test out the intensity against your design:
This is where you get to see the final product! Bringing all your choices together for a Sneak Peak at your creative genius!!! Don’t like the tall vases, bring them down a notch. Think the orange is too much with the purple? Change the accent color. Want a softer look? Add some warm lighting. Our Design Consultants can help you achieve your goal. So get started and choose your colors! Then let your dream wedding take flight!
Happy Planning and remember, we are here to help!!!