Lighting is arguably one of the most important elements of wedding decor. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, you’ll need lighting to set the tone and provide a romantic ambiance.


What is uplighting and how it can enhance your wedding? Popularized during the early 2000s, uplighting includes the use of portable lights to project colored light from the floor to ceiling. Whether it’s red, blue, purple, pink, green, or a combination thereof, you can use them to illuminate your wedding with a spectrum of beautiful colors. Uplighting typically uses either compact fluorescent (CFL) or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, both of which consume less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.

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While not as popular as uplighting, downlighting is another innovative lighting option for weddings and other special events. It lives up their namesake by projecting light down rather than up. Downlighting is inexpensive and easy to set up, making it a great choice for budget-conscious couples. And much like its uplighting counterpart, downlighting is available in energy-efficient CFL and LED bulbs.

Storm Lanterns

A third lighting option for weddings is storm lanterns. Also known as a hurricane lantern, it consists of a glass lantern with a candle, oiled wick or electric bulb. Storm lanterns offer a truly unique and one-of-a-kind look when used in wedding decor. You can place them on tables at your reception to revitalize the atmosphere with a touch of style.


According to the popular wedding website TheKnot, chandeliers are an excellent lighting option for rustic weddings. Of course, you don’t have to use full-sized chandeliers. Rather, try decorating your wedding with several mini chandeliers. Depending on where exactly you plan to get married, perhaps the venue already has some chandeliers in place.

Check out this blog post for more tips on planning a rustic wedding.

Gobo Lighting

Gobo lighting, also known as monogram lighting, is another lighting option for weddings that shouldn’t be overlooked.  The gobo projector projects personalized designs, names and phrases onto walls, ceilings and other flat surfaces. Gobo is short for “goes before optics,” which is essentially how it works: black ink is printed onto a see-through plastic disc, which is then placed over the projector. As the projector beams light through the disc, only the transparent images and designs are displayed.

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