When you’re planning a wedding, one of the first things that you think about is how to make your venue look beautiful. But there’s another aspect of decorating that’s often overlooked: lighting!
Dealing with string lights can intimidate, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to get started with your wedding lighting plan.
One place to use string lights is outdoors. This looks so beautiful if you’re doing an outdoor wedding or maybe even a backyard wedding—it just instantly dresses up any outdoor space.
String lights Create A Magical Atmosphere
String lights are magical.
They’re the perfect addition to any outdoor wedding, and string lights can set the mood for your special day.
It’s great if you have an indoor reception venue, but you want to bring out that magical feeling of an outdoor wedding. String lights from the ceiling or just put them over the dance floor area for your first dance, or use them for backdrops! String lights make a great backdrop for photos and sweetheart tables.
If you’re looking for a pretty alternative to string lights, try fairy lights. You can use them in all the same ways as string lights, but they have more of an industrial feel because of their tiny bulbs—which look like twinkling stars!
A great place to use fairy lights is on your backdrop. The backdrop will help set the tone for your wedding and make the pictures look extra magical. You can also use them on your table linens for an elegant touch.
Find A Place To Hang Them
Setting up string lights is easy, but you should ensure that you have places to hang them. If you’re doing this outdoor look, hang them on trees or the side of walls.
You can also use poles or different supports. For A DIY project, you can fill a bucket with cement, and stick a PVC pipe in to create a pole that you can use for hanging your string lights.
Similarly, these lights can get tangled easily. So, to keep them in place and preserve the design that you want, try using safety pins or fabric tapes to secure them onto linens or around tables in whatever way works best for your venue.
Rent Or Buy String Lights
So, you can buy or rent string lights if you are not using them again. For a wedding, I recommend renting them. It’s so easy to set up, and you can save a ton of money when renting them for a quarter of their retail price.
If you’re doing that through a company, you can order on a website, and everything gets delivered right to your door. You set up your string lights, and then after the wedding, you put them back in the same box and send them back.
The Best Color Of String Lights For Weddings
Choosing the best color for string lights at a wedding can be tricky. Different colors have different meanings, so you should pick the right one for your wedding!
Red: Red is the most popular color for weddings, and it symbolizes love and passion. It’s also associated with luck and wealth, making it an excellent choice for a wedding.
White: White is another popular choice for weddings because it symbolizes purity and innocence. You can use it to show unity between two people.
Gold: Gold symbolizes luxury and wealth. Thus, it’s associated with royalty in many cultures around the world. If you’re looking for something that stands out from the crowd but isn’t too flashy or over-the-top (like silver), gold might be right up your alley.
String lights are an amazing way to add beauty and elegance to your wedding. You can rent or buy these lights for your wedding, but if you are going all out, then it is cheaper to rent. The popular color of lights to use is white, but you can use red or gold lights.
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