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diy Wedding Ideas: Do-It-Yourself Wedding Lighting

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How To Transform Your Night With Color And Light
Colorful uplighting and personalized gobo lights are among the latest trends in weddings. Lighting is a great way to add ambiance and elegance to your wedding ceremony or reception. With do-it-yourself rental options, you can create this gorgeous look without breaking the bank. Here’s how to get the luxe look for less:

1. Add a “wow” effect with do-it-yourself uplighting.
Uplights are small lighting fixtures that illuminate the walls of your venue in color. Couples frequently tell us that uplighting made more impact and garnered more compliments than any other decoration at their reception. Moreover, research shows that colors can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. This makes uplighting a powerful tool to set the mood for your big day. For example, soft amber or coral uplighting creates a romantic ambiance; blue uplighting sets the mood for an epic dance party, and purple uplighting provides an elegant and sophisticated look. You can transform your venue from drab to fab by placing uplights around the entire room. Alternatively, use uplights as accent lighting by placing several lights behind the cake table and head table. As an added bonus, uplighting creates a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photography.

How does it work? Just plug in the lights, and pick any shade of any color using a button on the light. Place the lights on the floor around the perimeter of your venue. Each uplight will illuminate the wall from floor to ceiling. It takes less than a minute to set up each uplight. Online rental companies offer convenient and affordable options to rent uplighting, and by setting it up yourself, you will save hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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2. Personalize your wedding reception with a custom gobo.
A “gobo” is a small projector that can be customized with your names, wedding date, monogram, or anything else. You can project the gobo onto any surface, such as a wall or dance floor. This is a great way to add a personalized touch for your wedding. It also makes a great backdrop for wedding photos. A gobo rental company can help you create a beautiful custom design. When you receive your gobo projector, all you need to do is plug it in, set it on a table, and point it at a wall.


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