Lighting is one of the most important elements in event design. You may have heard your event planner or designer talk about this during one of your planning meetings. If not, it is vital. Lighting, whether it’s candlelight or up-lighting can transform the look and feel of any room.
The 4 forms of lighting that are most commonly used: Up Lighting, Pin Lighting, Gobos, and of course Candle Lighting. Your event planner or designer can work with a lighting professional to decide on what works best for the venue that you’ve chosen.
Up lighting is often used to blanket the room or walls in specific colors, often the colors you’ve chosen for your event. Is the room large with expansive white ceilings? Why not have up lighting in the colors of your wedding and cozy up the room and change its ambiance?
Pin lighting is light directly focused on an object, such as your centerpiece or your wedding cake. Is your cake grand and opulent? Then pin lighting is something that you may want to do. Gobos are stencils that are placed over lighting fixtures and often have couples initials, logos, or monograms carved into them to be illuminated from the dance floor. Are you proud to change your last name or ready to show off that custom logo you made? Then a Gobo is the way to go.
The options are endless and can surely be mixed and matched to give you the reception that you desire. Assess your space and work with your hired professionals to see what works for you. Tomorrow I'll discuss some advanced lighting options!