Many factors contribute to a successful wedding, from the décor to the timeline. However, one of the most critical elements (that’s often overlooked!) is the lighting. Lighting design is instrumental for weddings, especially if you invest in a nice venue and décor. Your lights can affect the ambiance, mood, and guest experience.
Attempting to DIY this element by only using overhead lighting can make everything look stuffy and low-quality. It also puts additional pressure on you. After all, you should be enjoying your day!
So while you could settle for what’s included with the venue or create your own lighting, bringing a professional lighting designer on board allows you to achieve the picture-perfect experience you’ve always imagined.
Risks of DIY Wedding Lighting Design
Recently, DIY weddings have gained popularity, and while they can be cost-effective, they can also be overwhelming. When it comes to your wedding day, your focus should be on making memories with those you love – not climbing ladders to hang up string lights. Also, keep in mind many venues do not allow renters to set up until the morning of their big day.
Between getting ready, communicating with your wedding party, and maintaining a seamless flow of events, you don’t have much time to spare for a pre-celebration DIY project. Juggling too many tasks can also take away from your experience.
In addition, DIYing your lights can result in poor execution and limitations. If you want your wedding to stand out with spectacular lighting, you need a professional who can guide you through the details, like selecting pin lights, gobo wash, or both. Opt to hire a lighting designer, so you can focus less on how your DIY lights look and more on celebrating your love.
Perks of Hiring a Pro Lighting Designer
Your lighting designer will likely have a relationship with your venue, allowing them to know where and how to affix lighting. Their experience will ensure your lights match the ambiance of your wedding vision.
And as the mood changes, lighting adjustments may occur throughout the night. For instance, you may want to dim the lights on the dance floor after dinner or cast a patterned gobo during your grand entrance. For these special moments, your lighting designer can make the evening a truly stunning experience.
Finally, you can say goodbye to DIY limitations because a professional can offer a diverse selection of lighting. That means you won’t be stuck with what you purchased at the craft store. For example, Fantasy Sound provides uplights, custom monograms, spotlights (perfect for your first dance), and much more!
Invest in Your Wedding Vision
When it comes to your wedding, you only get to experience the magic once. Your celebration is a significant financial investment, so rather than spending a small fortune on centerpieces and linens subject to low-quality lighting, opt to work with lighting design professionals who can bring a special spark to your event.
Are you ready to get the perfect lighting for your big day? Reach out to us today to share your ideas and immerse your guests in an unforgettable experience.