You live for this moment. The moment your client walks into the room and her face lights up with sheer joy. “It’s just gorgeous!”, she exclaims. And a wash of relief comes over you.
You have just one shot to make a lasting impression at your event. There’s nothing that brings an event to life more than fantastic lighting. Lighting is the single most important décor element at your event. It can help with logistics as well; controlling the flow of the attendees, highlighting certain parts of the space and drawing attention to different features of the venue.
USE THESE 5 AWESOME LIGHTING TRICKS AT YOUR NEXT EVENT
- GOBO LIGHTING FOR THE WIN
Gobos are a great way to make your lighting look fun. They can be used on a small scale to create several features on a wall, or they can be used on a larger scale to give the entire room a unique ambiance. Gobos are also excellent for projecting a couple’s initials or hashtag on the floor at their wedding or a company’s logo at a corporate event.
- THE EXPERTS KNOW BEST
Lighting can be fickle. It’s best to take the time to explain the goals of the event to an expert lighting designer if you have one. This will ensure your event’s lighting contributes to the overall purpose and design of the event and as a result, fulfills your client’s vision.
For example, if you’re planning a wedding event and want to showcase your client’s lavish centerpieces and tablescapes, letting your lighting designer know that the ultimate goal of the event is to make the tables look their absolute best, will help them choose the right lighting brightness and colors to make each table sparkle.
- STRING LIGHTS CAN BE UPLIFTING
Warm white string lights are an excellent and relatively inexpensive way to create ambiance and atmosphere at your weddings and events. These are especially useful for rooms or venues that have unique features on the walls such as panels or columns, or a ceiling with beams. It is also a great tool for highlighting fabric draping. In turn, using string lights may help reduce your decorating costs, because you’re relying on the white lights to make the room look more dynamic and interesting.
3.FOCAL POINTS ARE IDEAL
Focusing on one area of the room to showcase your lighting on will help draw the guests’ eyes to one central location. Choosing a strategic focal point, such as the wedding cake, the head table at a wedding, or a product display at a corporate event, makes it easier to focus your budget and resources into a small area, while still wowing the attendees.
4. AI TECHNOLOGY MEETS LIGHTING
Imagine your clients walking through your event and the lights changing with the sound of the music. AI (artificial intelligence) lights give you the ability to make quick changes on the fly if you decide to move a decorative element at your event. This option is often used during the holiday season for Christmas displays and walk-through parks – and hit is a HIT with the kiddos!