5 Tips on How to Light Up Your Event

Whether you like it bright and bold or soft and sexy, lighting is one of the most essential elements of any event. The type of lighting you choose for your party can completely transform a room and set the tone for your guests from the second they walk in the door. Many event venues in Fort Lauderdale–including the Gallery of Amazing Things— will work closely with you to choose the perfect lighting to invoke whatever mood you aspire to. Want to know how? Here are 5 bright ideas on how to make your party lit.

  1. Pristine Candles

Candles are a classic and inexpensive way to give your event a soft glow. When placed inside a clear cylinder vase or hurricane glass, pillar candles make perfect aisle decor for your wedding ceremony or centerpieces for reception tables. Floating tea candles add an extra element of water that reflects light throughout many venues in Fort Lauderdale. Want a pop of color? Submerge an orchid stem completely under the water. Take it to the next level with clusters of vases in various heights. For a rustic look, use lanterns instead of vases; or for a modern take on this traditional idea, substitute the candles for fairy lights. Although I wouldn’t try that last one with water.

  1. Put a Pin on It

Pinspot lighting is an excellent way to spotlight your dining tables as well as other focal points of your event. Pinspots are small spotlights suspended from the ceiling. While most venues in Fort Lauderdale do not offer pinspot lighting as part of their rental package, Gallery of Amazing Things’ in-house lighting consists entirely of pinspots that can be pointed wherever you like. Use them to light the aisle during your wedding ceremony or to highlight your bar, buffet, dance floor or centerpieces. The possibilities are endless!

  1. Dream in Color

If you want to add some extra drama to your party, colored uplighting can make even the plainest venues in Fort Lauderdale look spectacular. All you have to do is choose any color you like and the uplights will turn those drab grey or white walls into a bright backdrop for your wedding, gala, birthday or any other type of event. Pick a color that emphasizes your event theme or highlights your decor palette, or just use ivory for a soft subtle glow.

  1. Make it Magnetic

A new lighting trend that’s been making the rounds is incorporating magnetic LED lights. These are smaller, versions of uplights that fit in the palm of your hand. They are also available in a rainbow of colors and can be used to light up dark stairs, walkways or any areas that require subtle lighting. Because of their size, you can also place them inside flower arrangements or underneath glass vases to create a subtle glow.

  1. With Strings Attached

Cafe string lights are a great new trend for outdoor events. They add a vintage touch while providing soft lighting from above. There are plenty of venues in Fort Lauderdale that offer outdoor space, but with the harsh South Florida weather, why take that chance? Just because you take your party inside, doesn’t mean you can’t bring the outside with you. Hang cafe lights above your dining tables, dance floor or lounge area to create separate zones throughout your event space. They’ll add an unexpected element to your design and make your guests feel like they’re celebrating under the stars.

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