WEDDING LIGHTING HIRE
ON TOUR EVENTS TALKS ''WEDDING LIGHTING'' AND SHARES SOME USEFUL INFORMATION
TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR WEDDING LIGHTING NEEDS WITH ON TOUR EVENTS
Finding subtlety in lighting design is key to any event, but particularly for a wedding.
Lighting has the ability to influence the mood of a space, using colours, varying brightness, and textured pattern effects. Wedding lighting has advanced enormously over the years, growing from simply wanting guests to be able to see what’s unfolding on the stage in front of them to creating an atmosphere in which your guests can totally immerse themselves.
The perfect wedding lighting will enhance your vision for the event, not overpower it entirely. But finding that balance can be challenging when you haven’t been involved with event and lighting production before.
On a day where the visuals are so important, you want to trust that the lighting will provide the perfect canvas upon which you can paint memories of the most magical day of your life. So let’s get into the whys, the whats, and the hows of wedding lighting leading London & Surrey's leading wedding lighting hire company in London, On Tour Events.
+WHY IS WEDDING LIGHTING SO IMPORTANT ON YOUR BIG DAY?
Generally speaking, your chosen lighting fixtures will have two purposes: a) functionality and b) aesthetics.
Functional lighting (e.g., spotlights on a stage) is crucial but pretty self-explanatory. You want your loved ones to be able to see what’s happening on stage, for example. Alternatively, if you're outdoors, you want your guests to be able to walk around without tripping over power cables and give your photographer the opportunity to take photos that aren’t dim and grainy. On Tour Events has a solution for all wedding spaces.
Lighting for aesthetics is the more fun aspect, where you often see your venue entirely transformed. You can highlight key features of the venue with strategically-placed uplighters, and you can secretly banish areas you’d rather be hidden to the shadows.
Your imagination is the limit here – whatever you want is possible with our help! Wrapping trees with whimsical fairy lights? You’ve got it. Snowflake patterns dancing around your ballroom for your winter wedding? No problem! Mood lighting backdrops to make the whole room shimmer a deep purple? We can do that too.
We use our wide range of wedding lighting equipment and experience to give you precisely what you had in mind. All lighting equipment has its place, and skipping over a tiny detail can mess with the visual appeal of your event. Remember, a custom wedding stage is not complete without stage lighting, a dance floor isn’t half as groovy without disco lights, and live streaming isn’t feasible without specialist film lighting fixtures
+CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING LIGHTING PRODUCTION
When planning out your wedding lighting, try to keep those two purposes in mind. When thinking about functionality, ask yourself about lighting walkways, for example. Does your venue have adequate lighting in the dining area? Think about areas that would be annoying to navigate in darkness and how you can use your lighting choices to improve the usability of a given space.
On the aesthetics front, do you really need a floodlight for your inside venue with its own lighting set up? Does your entrance look bland without the added enchantment that festoon lighting would bring? Are you hiring a DJ or live wedding band that has insisted you hire lighting, staging & supply other technical aspects of the production needed as part of their rider?
Once you’ve got these goals clearly defined, ensure that your venue doesn’t have any restrictions that your plan will need to work around. What power options does it have? What do their in-house rules allow or forbid? Can you affix truss structures to the ceiling, for instance? If not, is there somewhere suitable to anchor overhead lighting? If your wedding venue is in London or Surrey there is a good very good chance we already know it & can answer a lot of these questions for you.
On Tour Events has been working in the wedding industry for over 20 years, we are used by many of the UK's leading wedding & event planners & we have reputation of delivering exceptional lighting production.
Lastly, make sure to keep your budget in mind. Wedding lighting doesn’t cost the earth if it’s planned efficiently!
Here at On Tour Events, you can always chat with our team about your lighting options and any challenges presented by your venue. We can even perform a site visit if necessary to advise you on how to secure the biggest “bang for your buck” as well as talking you through what will, and more importantly, WON’T work in your chosen venue.
+WHAT LIGHTING FIXTURES WILL YOU NEED TO HIRE FOR YOUR WEDDING?
Different lighting fixtures have different uses, which is essential to keep in mind when planning your wedding’s lighting. For any set-up, keep in mind where the focus of your guests’ attention is going to be.
For instance, you’ll most likely be hiring a stage for a live band or a DJ. Given that’s the case, you probably want some spotlights, LED PAR cans, and LED moving head fixtures for your stage as a starting point. Not only can you ensure that everyone can see what’s happening on stage with these fixtures, but you can also set the mood and tone of your wedding production.
But what about lighting fixtures that are more decorative in nature? For example, does your venue have gorgeous and stately columns? If so, consider some uplighting to highlight these stunning features.
For both indoor and outdoor weddings, you might want to look into hiring pin spots to emphasise centrepieces on dining tables. In contrast, purely outdoor venues provide unique opportunities for lighting fixtures such as festoon or fairy lights.
Once again, On Tour Events are here to talk you through your options if you need a little help diving some inspiration for your wedding lighting displays.
SOME HIRE PRICE EXAMPLES OF HOW MUCH WEDDING LIGHTING CAN COST
Let's assume that you booked a wedding marquee & you have around 100 to 150 guests attending your wedding, you are looking for some mood lighting / wireless LED uplighters for inside & outside the marquee as well as some lighting for the evening entertainment.
The lighting inside is to supplement the DJ or the live band but the main purpose is to elegantly light the inside & outside of the wedding venue.
For this price example we will assume that the wedding is to take place around London or Surrey. The lighting would be floor supported only with no lighting flown or suspended from the roof of the marquee, based on this On Tour Events would suggest a budget of somewhere around £800 to £1,500.
Price can vary depending on the size of the marquee.
For this next price example we're going to assume that you have somewhere between 100 - 150 guests attending your wedding & you have a live band playing who need to be lit as well as provide lighting for the dance floor area.
You want to make an impact with the lighting as you have booked a professional live wedding band and you want the right lighting production to supplement them and the performance.
On Tour Events would suggest a budget of somewhere between £1,500 to £3,000 but please remember this cost can vary depending on the amount of lighting that you hire & what rigging is involved. Unlike example one where the lighting is floor mounted, this is based on use installing lighting truss in the roof of thr wedding marquee & hanging lighting from the truss.
The end results exceed floor mounted lighting packages.
So you watched the ''Great Gatsby'' and now you want lighting at your wedding just like the movie!
You looking for a wedding lighting company in London or Surrey to design, install and operate the production for the evening & want to know a rough cost.....
This is slightly more difficult to give a price for as there are so many factors that come into play but having said that when we do get calls like this all the time & what we would say is:
If you have booked a marquee that holds 250 to 300 people and you wanting to make a statement with the lighting On Tour Events would suggest a lighting budget of anywhere between £5,000 to £7,000+
This would be a good starting point, again this is based on your wedding being in the London of Surrey area.
+WHY USE ON TOUR EVENTS AS YOUR WEDDING LIGHTING SUPPLIER?
Creating the perfect look and feel for your wedding is easy when you have the correct type of lighting and the right lighting crew to set it all up for you! On Tour Events has successfully supplied event lighting to different venues in thousands of different ways – catering to each couple’s individual wants and needs.
Beyond giving you the lighting of your dreams, we can take care of all the technical aspects of your special day! Our extensive inventory means you can have perfect lighting, professional sound equipment for the music and speeches, gorgeous visuals using LED screens, live streaming services, or even a custom stage designed just for you!
Don’t let the technical stuff take away from your excitement for this incredible day. Instead, allow On Tour Events to handle it for you. With years of experience working on hundreds of weddings across London, Surrey & the UK, we know exactly what needs to happen to bring your dream to life, regardless of the shape and size of your chosen venue.
Get in contact with one of our team members today, and let’s get started on transforming your wedding venue for your special day!
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