Wedding & Event Lights
Look over our arches, silhouettes, and curtain lights for unique lighting you can use to make your event magical. They’re great for ambiance, photo ops, and more. You can go all out or keep it simple, but lighting goes a long way when creating the atmosphere you desire.
Dining and dancing under the right lighting can make all the difference in setting the right tone. If you are looking for the optimal overhead lighting to make your own starry sky, Birddog Lighting has the perfect lights to make your vision a reality.
Lighted Trees & Paths
Lighting up trees, paths, and walkways with warm white tape lighting or other linear lighting will help tastefully guide the way for your guests as they maneuver throughout the evening. It also provides a beautiful and magical look for your guests. We suggest setting up a couple of days before to ensure the lighting is exactly where you need it before the big event.
Wedding & Special Event Lighting Checklist:
- Where do you want the focal points to be? Should everyone’s eyes be on the head table and the bridal party, or do you want to draw them toward the dance floor or another area?
- Are there room features or décor elements you want to highlight? What design elements should people be talking about tomorrow?
- What areas of the room should be hidden? You want people to find the bathrooms and garbage cans, but they shouldn’t just jump out at you.
- What power type is available for use?
- Is there existing lighting—fluorescent or incandescent—that will be used during the event?
- If so, can those lights be turned off or dimmed if necessary?
- Can existing lights be controlled individually? For example, can you control the wall sconces separately from the chandeliers or overhead fluorescents?
What Are LED Wedding Lights?
There’s another option for lighting up your wedding ceremony—light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. LED wedding lights work by using a semiconductor device that illuminates when electrical current flows through it. This technology renders them much more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Whether your wedding takes place indoors or outdoors, LED wedding lights emit a soft glow in key spots—such as the aisle or the dinner tables—making everything look dreamy. They add a special sparkle, turning a wedding into something straight out of a fairy tale. Plus, they're versatile, fitting any wedding theme or color scheme you can dream up!
5 Benefits of LED Wedding Lights
LED wedding lights offer five core benefits, making them a superior choice for wedding decorations:
One of the standout features of LED lights is their energy efficiency. They use up to 90% less electricity than other lighting options. This efficiency reduces energy costs and the environmental footprint of a wedding event.
Durability is a big plus with LED lights. They’ll last for tens of thousands of hours—much more than traditional lights. This also means you can rely on them to keep shining throughout your entire wedding, with no concerns about them fizzling out mid-celebration. Moreover, after the wedding, you can reuse them for other events, year after year—Christmas, birthdays, or whenever you want to add some sparkle to your home.
Safety should be a priority at any event, especially at a joyous occasion like a wedding. Fortunately, LED lights barely emit any heat, so the chances of starting a fire or someone accidentally getting burned are very low. This makes them safe to use around fabrics, flower arrangements, flammable items, and even in smaller, enclosed spaces.
The versatility of LED lights is unmatched. They come in a wide range of colors, intensities, and designs. Whether the desired atmosphere is romantic, whimsical, or modern, LED lights can be adapted to suit any wedding theme or style.
LEDs are more environmentally friendly than traditional lighting options. They’re also free of toxins like mercury and recyclable, reducing their environmental impact. And because they’re long-lasting, you won’t have to replace them as often as traditional bulbs, which further reduces waste.
5 Creative Ways to Use LED Wedding Lights
Here are five creative ways (of many) to use LED wedding lights to enhance wedding decor:
These little twinklers are the MVPs of wedding lights. For example, you can string up mesh lights in trees or hedges to create the look of fireflies in an enchanted forest, or drape them from the ceiling for a starry-night effect. They're easy to set up and instantly add a touch of whimsy to any space, whether indoors or outdoors.
Mason Jar Lights
Pop a string of LED lights into mason jars for a dash of rustic charm. You can hang them around your venue or line them up along the aisle. They're also great as centerpieces. It's a simple setup that gives off a cozy, warm feel.
Big, bold, and beautiful—that's what marquee letters are. Spell out something sweet like "LOVE" or your initials in bright lights. They're great for photos and can jazz up any part of your venue, especially the entrance, near the dance floor, or behind the main table.
As the name suggests, light curtains create the illusion of a flowing curtain of light, effortlessly transforming any backdrop into an ethereal or awe-inspiring scene. Set them up behind the altar or as a dreamy photo booth backdrop. They add a touch of elegance (and are surprisingly easy to hang).
Little LED lights wrapped around your centerpieces or inside clear vases make your table settings pop. It’s a subtle touch but adds great ambiance to the setting.
Mix and match these ideas to suit your style.Use LED vase lights for an easy win. These portable ,inexpensive pucks provide unique illumination to an entire vase from the bottom up.. Whether it’s a fairytale theme or something more modern, these lights are super versatile and can be tweaked to fit right in with your wedding decor. Setting them up is a breeze—a little creativity goes a long way!
Wedding Light Colors
One of the perks of a unique wedding light design scheme is getting to select your colors instead of simply relying on whatever your venue has installed. Do you want to match your wedding colors? Or choose a complementary scheme that makes the other decorations pop? Some couples go with warm white or amber—these neutral colors go with pretty much everything and foster a romantic glow reminiscent of candlelight.
You’re not limited to a static color scheme, either. Variable color RGB lighting allows you to alter the lighting colors at different points throughout the reception. Imagine a gorgeous amber glow highlighting your first dance as a married couple. Then, it segues into brighter purples, oranges, and greens as everyone rushes the dance floor to join in the Cha Cha Slide.
Imagine the transformation from the sedate lighting of dinner or toasting to something more upbeat for the tossing of the bouquet. Your guests will never know what to expect!
Lighting for Tent Events
One nice thing about a tent is you have a blank canvas—you get to personalize it with your decorations, the colors in your bridesmaid dresses or groomsmen vests and ties, and, of course, the wedding lights.
Lighting guides the ambiance against the nondescript backdrop. What are you looking for? Subdued and regal? Wild and flamboyant? It all comes down to the choices you make. You’re in control.
Common lighting element ideas for tent weddings include:
- String lights
- Rope lights
- Break-up patterns
- Color wash
Lighting for Outside Events
Nothing can match the magic of an outdoor wedding and reception when the weather cooperates. Lighting is the perfect way to enhance and complement everything Mother Nature brings to the table—adding to the natural beauty.
Imagine following a path lined with LED candles or luminaries to guide guests from the parking area to the event space. The bride walks the aisle, glowing radiantly from within and also framed by sparkling white LED rope lights.
At the reception, lanterns or string lights highlight the dance floor or the dining area. At every stage, lights lead the way.
Create Your Magical Event
Your wedding will be one of (if not the) most enchanting days of your entire life. Let Birddog Lighting help you bring your dreams to life with our incredible, versatile array of wedding lights. There’s no more affordable way to foster the atmosphere you want and dramatically transform the look of your wedding day.