Are you and your significant other planning an outdoor wedding? For more comfortable weather, many couples schedule their ceremonies and receptions after sundown. Not only does this help the guests stay cool, but it also provides a terrific opportunity for lighted decorations. Haven’t given lighting much thought yet? Here are five outdoor wedding lighting ideas to consider.
1. Candle or Luminary Walkways
Every outdoor venue is different, but it’s likely that there will be a walkway of some sort. One way to awe guests as they arrive is to literally light the way to their seats and reception area with candles or luminaries. If your ceremony takes place in the evening, think about placing similar lights along the aisle.
2. Hanging Lanterns
If you prefer the look of hanging lights, you can aim for lanterns strung up in the tree branches or canopy top. Choose either a structured or sporadic hanging pattern that suit your preferences.
3. Wrapped Trees
Are there trees scattered around the venue? Consider wrapping strings of white lights around the base and lower branches. This has a stunning ambiance that lights up the reception area.
4. Lit Wicker Balls
Are you concerned wires and fixtures might look unsightly leading up to your reception? Consider hiding the lights in wicker balls. They look nice during the day, and you can turn on the twinkling lights when evening sets in.
5. Glowing Tables
One way to light up the evening is to put strings of lights beneath the tables. This is particularly effective if you’re using white tablecloths; the tables will literally glow! Speak with your outdoor venue to see if this is a service they can accommodate.
Inquire About Outdoor Wedding Lighting Ideas
Are you contemplating sparkly lighting for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception? Make sure you talk to your venue about them beforehand. Olympic Views Estates Weddings & Events can assist you in planning the ideal day. For rates, rental information, or to schedule a tour, browse our website. Ready to book? Call us at (425) 276-7897 to speak with a representative about outdoor wedding lighting ideas.
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