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Wedding lighting hire is a crucial aspect of your big day that is often overlooked. But when you stop to think about how many aspects of your celebration directly benefit from your lighting choices, wedding lighting hire suddenly moves up the priority list. So how exactly do your wedding lighting selections influence different aspects of your special occasion?
+WEDDING LIGHTING CONSIDERATIONS
Your lighting should be one of your primary considerations when it comes to wedding event production. And when you pause for a moment to think about it in more detail, it becomes clear that lighting influences so many aspects.
For instance, can you imagine a live band or a DJ performing without spotlights, lasers and other similar fixtures? Similarly, you need to think about your choices of lighting when it comes to the venue. For instance, if it’s outdoors and you’ve hired a marquee, what are you going to be relying on when the daylight fades? By contrast, if you’re considering lighting hire for your indoor London venue, how much natural light is available?
Then your photographer and videography to consider. You may have to liaise with your photographer to get the lighting right both in terms of your photos and the videos of your celebration. Remember, dark hues may make the venue look cool, but they will make picking out faces for those cherished photographs extremely challenging.
So, with all of that and more to consider, what types of equipment are you likely to be choosing from for your wedding lighting hire.
Part of the shopping list for most brides and grooms looking to hire wedding lighting, these wireless wonders are small floor-based, battery-powered lights that can be placed at strategic locations across the venue to light up walls or specific objects in a broad spectrum of colours.
They are perfect for changing the ambience and mood of a room and because they have many settings, meaning they can subconsciously shift the gears for your guests from the sit-down dinner to the disco dancing late into the evening, for example.
+GOBOS & TEXTURED LIGHTING
In case you were wondering, gobos are stencils or templates that are placed over a light fixture to project a pattern, logo, or motif across your floors, ceilings or walls. For instance, why not create a silhouette of the happy couple to be beamed around the room?
Textured lighting is very similar, but it refers to illuminating a room with set patterns such as falling leaves or the starry night sky. If the theme for your wedding is a winter wonderland, for example, textured lighting could help to set the scene nicely with a snowflake pattern.
What first dance would be complete without dimmed lights and a spotlight focused squarely on you and your partner? But spotlights are also useful for lighting up the stage later in the evening if you have booked a live band or a DJ as your entertainment.
+PINSPOT WEDDING LIGHTING
These are very similar to spotlights, but their beam radius is usually much smaller. These are perfect for lighting up smaller items from above. For instance, you could use them to illuminate the centrepieces on tables during the post-ceremony meal to add a touch of class.
For many of you, festoon lighting will be an absolute must, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding with a marquee or a tipi. You may also hear people refer to this type of lighting as string lighting or fairy lighting.
In any case, these are long lines of lights that can be strung up between two points or wrapped around structures to create a genuine fairy-tale effect. You can even choose to walk down the aisle underneath them should you wish!
+LASERS > > >
Often requested by the best wedding DJs, lasers are fantastic for transforming an average dancefloor area into one that rivals the best nightclubs. They are also incredibly multi-functional, with flashing, strobing, pattern projection, and rotation, you could have an incredible light show using lasers alone!
+COLOUR WASHING LIGHTS
This isn’t a reference to a specific piece of lighting equipment per se, but lights such as PAR cans and so-called “moving-head” lights can “wash” a room with a particular colour without focusing on one specific object. Much like LED uplighters, this a great a setting the mood and feel of a room, but they can cover a much larger surface area.
+OTHER WEDDING LIGHTING EVENT PRODUCTION ASPECTS TO CONSIDER
Event lighting hire is so often inextricably linked with other production aspects, that while not related to lighting equipment specifically, are essential pieces of the overall jigsaw puzzle of the same.
For example, just think about your wedding stage hire requirements. We find it never makes sense to hire two suppliers to supply two aspects of your wedding production that are interlinked. For instance, what would you do if the stage hire company you booked didn’t provide suitable trusses for the lighting equipment?
It makes much more sense to hire all of your wedding production services from one supplier, to ease the hassle on both sides of the equation. Firstly, you’ll have fewer points of contact and a sizeable chunk of your special day will be overseen by only one team of professionals. On the other hand, all of your production crew will be singing from the same hymn sheet and not only will set up become a breeze, but you’ll minimise the chance of the production services during the day/evening going awry.
+CHOOSE ON TOUR EVENTS FOR ALL OF YOUR WEDDING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
When it comes to your wedding day, you only get one shot to get it right, which is why you need to rely on the experts. Here at On Tour Events, we have one of the largest inventories of lighting and associated production equipment within the UK, and we’ve provided our equipment and services to both the smallest and largest weddings. From extravagant affairs hosted abroad to intimate outdoor summer weddings held in private country estates, we’ve covered it all.
We’re on hand whenever you need us to guide you through your lighting options, helping you to make decisions that will elevate your celebration from run-of-the-mill to unforgettable. We also provide all manner of supporting services, such as on-site lighting technicians, stage hire, sound equipment hire, and even LED video walls, should you need them!
If you would like to learn more about how we can help with the lighting and production of your wedding, no matter its size, just contact us today using the information below. We look forward to planning your special occasion together!