I want to continue on the same topic from my last blog. In my last post we discussed uplighting. If you have not read that blog, you can read it here. Today I would like to discuss a few things to understand when a venue is providing their own uplighting.
As discussed in my last blog, all uplighting is not created equally. Make sure your venue provided uplighting is going to give you the effect you want it to. A lot of venues will only offer a few colors to choose from or only give you the option of one color for the whole evening. Now if this is what you are looking for, venue provided uplighting might be the perfect option for you. If you want a more custom experience, here are some questions to ask:
- Can I have different colors for the different special events throughout the night. For example, can the lights be one color for dinner, a different color or set of colors for the grand entrance, and maybe some more elaborate programs once the dance floor opens? We like to include uplighting as part of the light show so make sure they can do that for you as well and not just a simple one or two colors all night.
- Do they use LED fixtures? LED fixtures are great for many reasons. They are easy to use, the higher end fixtures give you thousands of color options, but most importantly they are cool to the touch. This reduces the risk of injury or worse, fire. We use all LED lighting because safety is priority number one.
- Will a lighting tech be on site for the whole event? I say a lighting tech because most fixtures are more complex than just plugging them in. Does the venue have a lighting tech on site all night to set up the lights, control the lights, and ensure that everything is working properly.
- What are they really offering you? Is what they are offering you really uplighting or are they simply accenting a few of their venue features. Some venues will sell uplighting in the package, but are really only providing a few fixtures to highlight their venue. These fixtures stay on the color they choose and cannot be altered in any way. If this is the case, we suggest you bring in an outside vendor to provide uplighting.
These are only a few questions to ask to make sure you get the experience you want at your event. Figure out what your perfect day looks like and make sure you find the right group of vendors to provide this for you. As long as you ask the right questions, you will get your dream wedding. If you have any questions about uplighting or services we can provide, please get in touch.