Beach weddings are becoming increasingly popular and if you decide to have one, you should definitely get the lighting right.
Drama Sounds outline some of the things you need to keep in mind to make sure the lighting is stunning at your wedding. You do not want to have a beautiful beach wedding whose lighting doesn’t live up to expectations.
Natural light is the best
Natural light is the best lighting in any situation during the day. For night time events, you can achieve the multi coloured light effects by using candle flames, fairy lights or bulbs inside lanterns. With such lights, the beach scene takes centre stage and stands out. This allows you to keep your wedding well lit without looking overdone.
Test stability and safety
With outdoor lighting, safety is a major concern for many people. You must work closely with the company providing you these lights to ensure they are safe. The ocean breeze can be very hazardous especially for those using open flames. You need to be aware of these things and be prepared before your wedding. Have the company run a trial lighting just to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Use organic materials
When organizing a beach wedding, the lighting components should blend perfectly with the natural surroundings. This is to ensure they do not look out of place. Some of the components that will blend well with the natural surroundings are those made of paper, shell, natural fibers, sisal, wood, stone or bamboo. These give your setup a natural feel especially in the evening when the sun is setting.
Have a backup plan
Things usually go wrong when you least expect them to. This is very true especially with outdoor lighting and you will need an electrical fall back plan just in case they do. You do not want to be in the middle of your vows and the lights suddenly go off because of the strong breeze and you do not have a backup plan. You can ask the company you are working with to install electrical lights as a backup with the wiring hidden in the sand.