Melissa
Just Said Yes September 2020

Uplighting

Melissa, on October 29, 2019 at 2:21 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 20
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Are they trying to sell me or do I really need uplighting?

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    You definitely don't need it. I'm personally not a fan of uplighting, looks to prom-ish to me.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I mean you don't need it, but it could be beneficial depending on your venue and the look you're going for.

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    Devoted May 2020
    Alex ·
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    I depends on your venue completely. It depends the feel and look you are going for. Look at pictures from your venue and see what other people did and how it looked!

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  • Melissa
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Melissa ·
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    Thanks girls! Yeah I wasn't totally sure and thought the same thing about it being a little too 'prommy'. My DJ was pushing it VERY hard so I thought maybe I was missing something. I asked my venue to send over some example pictures.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    You don’t need it but it can really enhance a venue!!! How much per light? We rented ours for $25/each from RentMyWedding after a rental company quoted us $95/each. I don’t think so. 🤨
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  • Melissa
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Melissa ·
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    It's about $45 each, but their base uplighting package is 16 lights so it ends up being over $700. I didn't realize you could rent them independently.


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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    16 seems excessive unless your venue is huge. Think through where you want them and if you think you only need 8 or 10, tell them that’s all you need or you’ll rent/set-up on your own. 😉

    We only used 5 for our wine cave reception. 2 on each side of the walls + 1 behind the bar. It was $25/each for cordless lights, we charged the night before just to safe (they arrive charged), set up ourselves (chose the color we wanted) and it’s free shipping both ways. We had a DW and they even shipped to our resort for us. 👍
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  • J
    Devoted July 2020
    Jaime ·
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    I think selectively placed uplighting can look really cool. We've seen our venue with it and without it and the way they light up some of the wooden pillars and brick walls in the space (it is a renovated warehouse) looks really cool. I think the color matters too - I would prefer something that looks more natural vs. brightly colored.

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  • Stacy
    Beginner November 2019
    Stacy ·
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    I bought 6 of them on amazon for $180. I now own them for about the same cost as renting them was. We can use them for my sons graduation party, decorating at holidays and various others things. I’m buying everything that is the same as renting and will re sell or reuse. I think they’ll be great to add our wedding colors to the otherwise plain walls. I also feel like the lights make it seem more of a party for dancing and such than just regular white lighting. Encourages more of the club type feel for the dance floor and DJ area than people feeling too well lit and awkward.
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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    It totally depends on the venue and the vibe you’re going for. If you want something very romantic and dean light then uplighting actually helps. I personally don’t like the whole blue or pink and purple lighting specially in pictures! But that’s just me.
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    Savvy March 2020
    DANIEL ·
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    Depending on the siZe of the room will depend on how many you need also 16 is a gigantic room for thy many unless they are not that strong. You can also buy on amazon for not a bad price but he i way high and most dj I talk to it’s included in package or I asked about it. Our dj is doing all interior and exterior lighting uplifting sound inside and out ceremony and to me so much more
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  • Mandi
    VIP March 2020
    Mandi ·
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    I didnt feel like it went with my vibe. So I skipped it.
    Sometimes people are too pushy about strange things. My rental lady is appalled that I'm skipping table linens.
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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    We didn't use it and didn't need it, but we were able to dim the lights in the venue and had candles on the tables. Definitely check out the venues example pictures!

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  • Catherine
    Super November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Oh this is a good idea!! will your venue set them up for you? I wanted to get them but from the DJ or decoration company i hired it was another $700-$800 and i didn't want to spend that.

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  • Stacy
    Beginner November 2019
    Stacy ·
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    We are setting up our venue the morning of, so we are putting them at each outlet around the room. They’re amazing! We just used them for a party this past weekend to “try/test them”. It’s ridiculous what rental companies and DJs charge for them compared to what you can just buy your own for. I own all our linens for the very same reason.
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  • Catherine
    Super November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    That a great idea. especially if you have stuff to use them for another time. i did a mostly DIY wedding except for the ceremony decorations. I couldn't find a reason for me to have 25+ lanterns, and multiple wine barrels lol plus traveling and storing it all after isn't possible. i will definitely look in to the lighting!!!! thanks Smiley smile

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  • Stacy
    Beginner November 2019
    Stacy ·
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    I understand that! Facebook marketplace will allow me to sell off anything afterwards that I don’t plan on using again but the uplighting are definitely keepers!
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    Master October 2019
    Angelena ·
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    We had uplighting from our DJ but they were nice enough to let us remove that cost because our venue had lighting of different colors in a fixture on the ceiling. I think it gives a fun party ambiance but not really a necessity!

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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    I think it REALLY depends on the color you pick. I have seen far too many episodes of Four Weddings with the same generic ballroom and either blue or purple uplighting and it gets to be really boring. Plus, it really darkens the room considerably. However, amber/warm white uplighting can be really flattering and really pretty.

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  • Renee
    Super November 2020
    Renee ·
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    You don't NEED anything extra really but my venue recommended it as well, showed me pictures to compare it, and personally I liked the way it looked a lot better. Some people don't. It's kind of how you feel on it. Did they show you any pictures to compare?

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