Planning a wedding takes a lot of work, and the lighting can be one of the most overlooked details.
Like the necklace and earrings that go with the dress, lighting is the detail that makes a backyard wedding feel magical and complete.
In this post, we discuss three steps to creating a lighting scheme for your dream backyard wedding!
The first step to lighting your backyard wedding is gathering ideas. There is a lot of great inspiration for beautifully lit backyard weddings on the internet.
Knowing certain industry terms for outdoor lighting can really help you expand your search.
Start your lighting journey right by getting inspired!
Pinterest and Instagram will both have beautiful examples of lighting done for backyard weddings.
The internet is your most valuable resource for compiling ideas and getting inspired.
Know which terms to search for!
Don’t just search for ideas and inspiration using hastags like #backyardlighting or #outdoorweddinglights. These hastags are great, but there are also terms more specific to the lighting industry that can help you really narrow down what you’re looking for. Here is a list of more specific hashtags to look up for inspiration:
If you happen to find a company that specializes in outdoor lighting design during your search, check out their work! You might just find the perfect example of what you want the lighting at your wedding to feel like.
The second step to lighting your backyard wedding is addressing task lighting.
When we say task lighting, we are referring to how functional the overall lighting scheme will be for you and your guests.
Will there be enough light for people to see by? Will there be lighting to help people traverse your outdoor space? Will the photographer have enough light to capture all those Joyful memories?
There are three places where task lighting is essential for an outdoor wedding: Pathways, dinning areas, and festivities.
The third step to lighting your backyard wedding is making sure your ideas are going to work the way you’re imagining.
You’ve put together your pintrest boards and considered all the places lighting will be needed to ensure your wedding is a success!
However, even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to bring a vision to life.
Why not consult with a professional outdoor lighting designer? A skilled lighting designer will be able to tell you if your vision can be brought to life. In addition, they can lend you their years of expertise and help create something unique and memorable.
However, like everything else involved with planning a wedding, the more lead time the better! Be sure to involve your lighting designer sooner than later.
If you’re located in or near Utah and have an upcoming wedding you’d like help with, call us at (801)440-7647 to schedule a free consultation!