Uplighting is a definite "must have" for creating that perfect atmosphere at your Wedding. It really it adds more “pizazz” than any other decoration at your reception.
Photo Credit: www.eternaleventsdj.com - Providence Biltmore Hotel in the Grand Ballroom
You can start the evening with a color scheme to compliment your decoration and the room. Nice bright colors all around the room will really impact the mood of your guests. The lights can be kept at a static color or be made to transition slowly from one color to another. Later when the dancing starts, the lights in the room can be made to "dance" along with the beat of the music by changing colors and turning on and off.
How many lights?
The number of fixtures depends on the size of the room. For a room that will hold between 150 - 200 guests I find that 20 fixtures will do the trick. It's better to have a few extra than to come up short and leave one area of the room uneven... it will really show!
Where do they go?
Lights are usually placed 3 to 5 feet apart, against the wall or in front of columns in a room. Try and keep chairs and tables at least 3ft away from the walls and fixtures so that you get the most light out of them.
Are they safe?
Modern fixtures are LED which are "safer" to the touch because they don't get hot. They are still an electrical appliance so care must be taken to secure all wires and to keep kids, or anyone, from touching them.
Pricing for an uplighting package for your wedding can cost between $25 - $35 per fixture.