Why Wedding Lighting Is Important

January 13, 2020
Words by Sam Wright
Photos courtesy of

When organizing an event of any nature, there are a whole host of things to consider. In today’s post, courtesy of Prebeat, we’re throwing the spotlight on event lighting – looking at how it’s used and why it matters.

1) It influences the mood.

Whatever the nature of your event, lighting can really set the mood and tone – so it’s worth thinking about what you’re trying to achieve before you make any decisions. Warm amber tones are synonymous with uplighting for weddings, meaning you can add color with moving head lighting when it’s time to hit the dancefloor.

In terms of corporate events, plain white lighting might be more suited here, ensuring your space stays looking smart and professional. To keep things on brand, you could even have a selection of lighting that matches your corporate colors – harnessing the power of association and recognition.

2) It highlights key moments.

Whether it’s the first dance at a wedding or the main speech at a corporate event, the correct lighting can be crucial when it comes to highlighting a special or important moment – so you’ll really want to think about this and choose the option that will work for your needs.

For a wedding reception, you’ll probably be mostly thinking about uplighting and moving heads for the dancefloor – while corporate event planners might need to think more about stage lighting and spotlights. 

There’s a huge variety of options out there to choose from, so make sure you know what the focus of the event is and the moments that you really want to stand out. Once you know this, you’ll be able to decide on the best lighting options for you.

3) It transforms the decor.

With new advancements all the time, the lighting game as we know it today is really impressive. No longer used for purely functional purposes, your choice of lighting can completely transform a space.

If you’re planning a wedding, you have a couple of options. Firstly, you could choose to have the lighting match your overall color scheme. You would achieve this through uplighting, which allows you to direct the lighting in such a way that it bathes the room in the color you choose – which can really tie your overall theme together.

Alternatively, you could choose to do the opposite and opt for a color that contrasts with your theme. This would allow the lighting to accentuate key areas of the room or the architectural structure of the building.

From the dancefloor of a wedding to the stage of a big business event, lighting can have a huge impact – so take some time to consider your options and find out what will work for you. 

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Photo by Mel Durham on Unsplash (1st) ; Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography on Unsplash (2nd); Photo by Jordan Arnold on Unsplash

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