Light It Up! Advice For Your Next Event Using Inexpensive Lighting Techniques.
Whether you are planning a Wedding, Mitzvah or Corporate Event, lighting is a crucial element of event decor. Many times, special event lighting can make or break an event.
You can create any type of atmosphere using lighting. Special event lighting can be a relatively inexpensive use of event decor and will enable you to turn a tent into a winter wonderland or a warehouse into a circus. With special event lighting anything is possible including projecting images onto scrims or walls.
One of the event planning ideas is to project names or company logos with a gobo (metal disc that is used with a Leiko light to project an image) onto a dance floor, wall or ceiling. Using gobos, especially for weddings and mitzvahs, is a fun event decor idea that calls attention to the couple or child being honored at the event.
Another great inexpensive use of lighting is to up-light trees, columns or sconces that already exist at the event site then highlight them with color.
Depending upon your theme and decor, you can use amber, green, blue or pink to name a few colors. Special event lighting using LED lights on the perimeter of your banquet room floor will add color throughout the event with the lights transitioning color from pinks and blues to ambers and greens.
Pin spotting table centerpieces is another idea to add designer lighting to the event. The best way to pin spot tables is to hang the pin spots above the tables; however, if this is not possible, then try to have your pin spots at least 14' high attached to a pole.
The higher the light, the less likely a guest will complain that light is shining in their eyes when they are at the table. Of course, you will need to accommodate for the ceiling height you are working with so be sure you include checking the ceiling height on your event planning checklist and relay this information to your event decor contact or event lighting company.
Finally, another event decor idea using special event lighting is to use lighted tables and bars. Most party rental companies either have these tables and bars in their inventory or can recommend a company that rents event lighting tables with plexi-glass and LED lights.
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Article Source: Andrea Wyn at Ezinearticles.com