Each party or event planner looks for original themes and decoration. However, not all of us consider the lighting as part of the decoration. In this article, we will look up marvelous techniques for venue decoration with spectacular lighting.
Lighting gives vibrancy, it can depict every venue and give it different outlook. It can create themes, moods, fantasies! It is like the makeup for the face, as it can transform the way flowers, furniture and guests look like. You can hire a lighting specialist, or ask your event manager to help you pick up the best technology for your event. Before you take a decision, make sure that:
- You have seen the venue when it is dark outside
- You know what is the type of lighting, already installed in/around the venue and what does it illuminate, what its focus is, etc.
- You pre-plan the accents: do you want to accentuate the ceiling, or you would rather illuminate the dance floor?
- The electricity power will be enough. Take into account that if you hire musicians or a DJ for your event, then they will also need electricity for speakers and amplifiers.
Lighting tips for parties and events:
Decor lighting, which changes totally the look of the room. If you want to add particular ambiance, or you want to highlight the decoration details of a themed party, then that is the right choice for you. You can combine it with “color wash”. This technique works like a colorful blanket for larger areas:
If you have spend a lot of time and money in decorating the tables and you want the guests to notice that, then you can put an accent to centerpieces with the technique “Pinspotting”, which uses LED lights. They don’t heat up that much and are energy saving.
How about color changing effects? They can be used for the different parts of your party or event. For example, you can splash your venue with soft silver tones during the dinner, and then dramatically switch to the blue range to point the attention of your colleagues to a presentation, or speech. Finally, step into the party by using more exciting lighting. There are intelligent systems, which are able to “hear” the beats of the music and change the colors in accordance with them. For this you can use LED lighting as well.
If you need more pizzazz for your party, then you can project a logo, the names of your friends, a monogram by using Gobo lighting. Be absolutely sure that your guests will be amazed! Gobos are made with circular stencils, which are put over a light. Their cost depends on the material and the complexity of the shapes.
In case you need to create romantic atmosphere, then use Tuscany (or bistro) lights. It is highly recommended for outdoor weddings:
Finally, don’t forget to discuss the lighting techniques you plan to implement with your photographer, as he will give you valuable insights. The light is an important factor for the photos and when it is low, the background of the photos will be too dark.