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3 Ways To Transform A Wedding With Lighting By Rent My Wedding

by Rent My Wedding

Wedding lighting is the perfect way to transform any venue from ordinary to extraordinary!  More and more brides are discovering how lighting adds pizzazz to the big day. There are so many different kinds of lighting, from uplighting to monogram lighting, and it’s important to know the difference, how much it will cost you, and how you can set it up. Luckily, we’re here to explain everything you need to know about setting up wedding lighting with no experience required!

1) Uplighting

Uplighting adds ambiance to a venue by splashing colorful lights to the walls. This is a great way to set the mood or transform a room.  Just plug in the uplights and set them on the floor up against the wall. Each uplight covers the wall with color from floor to ceiling. Choose just about any shade of any color! Uplights can be linked together with power cords using a single outlet. Or, use wireless uplights, which are powered by batteries.

Cost: The typical rental cost for uplighting for a 100-guest wedding is about $100 – $200. For subtle accent lighting, I recommend using 6 uplights.  This includes one uplight in each corner, and two uplights behind a podium or head table. Otherwise, for a more dramatic look, place uplights around the entire venue, spacing them 5 – 10 feet apart.

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2) Monogram Lighting

Monogram lighting is a great way to personalize a wedding.  You can put names, logos, or any other message in lights.  Monogram lighting packages typically include a custom design, gobo disc, and projector.  When the projector arrives, it is pre-loaded with the custom design.  All you need to do is plug it in, set it on a table, and point it at a wall.

Cost:  Under $100 for a complete monogram lighting package.

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3) Cake Spotlights

Show off your wedding cake using spotlights!  These are small, battery-operated white lights that highlight a wedding cake, centerpieces, or any other important details. All you do is set it on a table or mount to ceiling, and aim towards the cake or centerpieces.

Cost: Under $20 to highlight a cake.

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Hope you enjoy learning how to use wedding lighting to create a “wow” factor at your wedding! For more tips and ideas, check out a free mobile app called the “DIY Wedding Lighting Guide” for iPhone and Android.



About the Author

rent my wedding bridalpulseRent My Wedding is the nation’s leading provider of wedding rental products. Rental items include event lighting, linens, pipe and drape backdrops, photobooths, and more.  Anyone can easily setup the company’s do-it-yourself rentals, thanks to user-friendly products and easy to understand instructions. Clients order online, and rentals are delivered several days before the wedding. Afterwards, clients put everything back in the box and send back using a pre-paid return label. Shipping is free both ways anywhere in the continental U.S.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-465-8020.