Dedicated October 2018

Uplighting Dilemma

HelloMrsNewman, on December 5, 2017 at 7:50 PM Posted in Style and Décor

My wedding colors are merlot and blush. I'm struggling to decide on uplighting colors since I'm not a huge fan of pink uplighting! Should uplighting match your wedding colors? Any suggestions on color choices would be super helpful! Pictures of uplighting would be a bonus too (including pink..maybe it will help me change my mind??) Thanks for your help!



  • Catherine
    Dedicated March 2019
    Catherine ·

    I'm even in the debate if I need uplighting at all! I've seen pictures of my venue with and without and they are both gorgeous! What about a gold/champagne color if it is available?

  • muriel
    Champion June 2018
    muriel ·

    Why are you considering uplighting? Uplighting can be useful in some venues, but it does give a "club" atmosphere. If that's what you want, uplighting doesn't have to match your wedding colors. Choose whatever flatters the architecture of your venue.


  • Stacy
    Devoted March 2019
    Stacy ·

    I don't like colorful uplighting. It reminds me of high school dances and the like. If we have any, it will just be white lights.

  • D&G114
    Super January 2018
    D&G114 ·

    Amber will give warmth without too much color. My colors are pretty much the same--burgundy, pink and gold and I think that will work. My dj is providing the uplighting and he had a room to show us colors.

  • Will & Tiara
    Expert September 2019
    Will & Tiara ·

    Wash or "up" lighting on the walls give the room perimeter your pink tone as well as "bulb" lighting that goes across the floor (my beau works in a theater and does lighting). There is also "pin" lighting which would go overhead the tables clipped to ceiling or chandelier. Gobo is having your name in lights on a wall or on the dance floor. Bunch of other options as well, but these are the main ones.

  • QueSeraSera
    VIP December 2017
    QueSeraSera ·

    Our colors were burgundy & blush, and we used amber uplighting. It looked like the room was lit up with candles.

  • Alforev
    VIP August 2018
    Alforev ·

    I chose not to go with uplighting because I felt it would clash with our colors and take away from the beautiful chandeliers that our venue has. Uplighting is definitely not necessary.

  • Lisa
    Devoted June 2019
    Lisa ·

    I love uplighting! And will definitely have at our wedding, but just for when the dancing starts after dinner; I think it would be kind of weird to having during because it might give off a club vibe. Anyways our colors are black, white, and magenta and I'm thinking purple uplighting for us...

    But I think amber would look awesome for yours!

  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·

    I love uplighting, if done right. Our hall is not huge and pretty dark already.. we are using a gobo instead on the dancefloor.

  • HelloMrsNewman
    Dedicated October 2018
    HelloMrsNewman ·

    Thanks for all of your input! I'm definitely considering the amber color since I wanted that "romantic" candlelit look. I would save a penny not using uplighting at all, however the venue wall color doesn't match out color scheme so we are trying to mask that. Thanks again

  • Kristin
    Dedicated July 2018
    Kristin ·

    Our wedding colors are blue and white, but I feel like blue uplighting will be too "clubby" so if we do it we will go with amber I think. Our venue has an old Eurpoean vibe architecturally and I think colors are too much

  • brieliz
    VIP January 2017
    brieliz ·

    I was between a blush pink and amber for uplighting and decided to tell the DJs to do blush pink. I said "not hot pink, a very light, soft pink" - from my photos it almost looks purple. I didn't notice that day though. I noticed 2 months later when the photos came back. My vote is for amber.

  • KatieMBY
    VIP January 2018
    KatieMBY ·

    I have the similar colors for my wedding, wine, navy, ivory and gold. My DJ recommended amber uplighting so it isn't too intense. He knows my venue, as he's a preferred vendor.

    Discuss with your venue and your entertainment company what they think it's best, based on venue style and color scheme.

  • BohoRN2017
    Expert November 2017
    BohoRN2017 ·

    We did amber uplighting. It was very neutral and didn't give off a club vibe at all. Our vendor had several pictures they showed us so we could get a sense of what it looked like.

  • KDoubleU
    VIP October 2017
    KDoubleU ·

    We also did amber. It gave more of a candle glow color that complimented our navy/white/gold color scheme.

  • Aly
    Expert June 2018
    Aly ·

    Colored uplighting makes me think of a club.

  • Stacey
    Super October 2018
    Stacey ·

    I am trying to decide if we will use uplighting at all. I think it looks cool and can help transition from to dinner to dancing, but I hate the way it looks in photos sometimes. I especially hate the bright pink, it looks like Pepto Bismol. I think in a venue that is kind of a blank slate it can add a lot, but we are in a historic hotel ballroom, I'm not sure I want to take away from that. I do like the amber, it is a color we considered, but the amount they charge for that service is kind of ridiculous. Obviously we are still on the fence. lol

  • Myra
    Beginner June 2018
    Myra ·

    We are doing just plain uplighting as well. Our colors are white and gold.

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