Getting the lighting right is a critical element of any event no matter how big or small. Lighting is more than casting a spotlight on a performer. It establishes ambience and if used correctly it can help create a visual experience that will make your event memorable.

In this two-part post we’ll shed some light (see what we did there) on the all-important topic of event lighting by sharing six ways to successfully light up your event.

The exterior

When we think about lighting an event we seldom consider the exterior but it’s just as important. Outdoor lighting is your first opportunity to welcome your guests and start setting the tone for the evening. Light up walkways with luminaires or LEDs matching your theme. Add string lights to outdoor seating areas or project patterns or even your logo onto the building’s façade.

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The Stage

This one is pretty obvious but there are many elements that go into proper stage lighting. Your goal should always be to have an even amount of lighting across the stage. Opt for a mix of warm and cool colours and try and avoid any black spots or blinding your performers.

The dance floor

The right lighting on a dance floor can inspire your crowd to get moving. A dance floor that is too brightly lit will often “scare” guests away because no one wants to feel like they’re on a stage. Opt for dimmer lighting and varied colour options and speeds to get the desired effect. Moving or colour changing lights inspire energy while dim lights with a disco ball are perfect for a slow dance.

Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more ways to successfully light up your event.

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