The price of weddings has skyrocketed in recent years. While things like the wedding dress, jewelry, and staff eat up a lot of the budget, they aren’t the most expensive item.
If you’re planning a wedding, get ready to spend around 50% of the budget on the venue. Not an easy pill to swallow, but that’s what you should expect.
While we can’t make all of your wedding woes disappear, we’re here to help you with one aspect of your big day.
You need a great setting with a romantic ambiance. Have you considered LED wedding lighting?
We’re going to walk you through how to use LED lighting to make your wedding venue glow with romance. Keep reading!
Why Should You Use LED Wedding Lighting?
LED lights have plenty of benefits. They are versatile, long-lasting, and look amazing.
You might’ve heard that LED lights can be a bit more expensive. Over time, they can save you money.
They last a much longer time than regular bulbs. Plus, they are energy efficient and don’t emit as much heat.
These sound like great reasons to use them in your home, but what about your wedding? For all the aforementioned reasons and more, LED wedding lighting will make your day that much more special.
We’ve got a ton of great tips to light up your night! Take notes – you’ll want to use them all.
Get Your Glow On
What do you do if you’ve found the perfect venue but they don’t allow candles? While candlesticks impart a beautiful soft glow to your nuptials, they’re also kind of a fire hazard.
LED wedding lighting to the rescue! LED flameless candles look just like the real thing.
They can flicker and glow, and some even come in different colors. Plus they turn on and off with a switch – no lighting and blowing out tons of smokey candles.
String It Up
One of the most versatile kinds of LED lights is string lighting. While you can string the lights around the perimeter, there are so many more things you can do.
You can create contrasting stripes or shapes on the walls of your venue. Try hanging a cluster from the ceiling and gathering it together, for a classic, almost curtain-like shape.
If you’ve got the extra time, string LED lights across the ceiling. This creates a soft, romantic atmosphere, perfect for your first dance together.
Center of Attention
One of the benefits of LED lights is that many of them don’t need to be plugged in. You can buy LED lights in many sizes with a battery pack attached.
As such, you’ll find the smallest lights are perfect for your centerpieces! Your tablescapes will sparkle with lots of twinkling fairy lights.
For example, small LED lights can fit inside of lots of different containers. Try placing them in wine bottles or small bell jars with a few flowers.
Want to really impress your guests? Fill a hurricane vase with beads, gravel, and/or flowers in your wedding colors.
Fill it up to the top with water. Float a flameless tea light at the top and wait for the oohs and ahs to start!
Is there anything more beautiful than an outdoor wedding? The sky as your canopy, the grass or a sandy beach as the aisle you walk down?
It can be a real headache to light an outdoor venue. You’ll need to lug a noisy generator out to the area if you’re using traditional lighting.
With LED wedding lighting, you won’t have any of those issues. LED lights can be as bright or as soft as you need them to be.
Try stringing them over the tops of your tables to create a gorgeous awning. Use strips of LED lights or stand-alone flameless candles to define the path to the altar.
Another great idea? Take those hurricane vases we talked about before and place them in the grass or sand to create a mysterious atmosphere.
Getting hitched after dark? Don’t forget to visit at night to see what your wedding lighting needs will be and plan accordingly.
Define Your Wedding Style
Just like every other element of your wedding, the type of LED wedding lighting you choose will set the mood. You need to speak to your style with your decorations.
Take a moment to think about what you want your wedding to look like. Once you’ve got a picture of what you’d like, you can start looking at lighting options.
Here are a few styles to inspire you:
- Classic: Think wall sconces, chandeliers, and lots of candles
- Unique: The opposite of classic. Think edgy, trendy, and different – harsh angles and interesting shapes. For the most creative brides and grooms only
- Retro: Like to throw it back to a classier time? You’ve got a lot of material to work with. From industrial 50s bulbs to space-age 60s shapes, to art deco sconces
- Romantic: This will involve lots of candles and lots of twinkling and sparkling. A canopy of string lights is ideal for this style
- Modern: Party lighting is a big part of this style. Add in lots of colors to make your style pop
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Don’t feel the need to stick to just these concepts.
Make Your Wedding Your Own
Now that you see that LED wedding lighting has so many uses that regular lights can’t touch, you can really get creative.
Put a few LED lights in balloons and watch the fun float. Use colored LEDs to spell out the word “love” or your initials.
Line the dance floor with LED lights, or even use LEDs to create light up columns.
No matter what you decide to do for your big day, just know we’ve got you covered. We’ve got a huge selection of LED specialty lights, rope lighting, and other various LED light fixtures.
Planning a wedding is exciting, and while some elements can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be. Look at our wide array of LED options and light up your wedding!