The park we're getting married in doesn't have a lot of lighting- lamps are near paths but won't light up our area. We have one electrical outlet (2 plugs) per section and we have 2 sections right next to each other. 1 plug will be used for sound equipment.
Dinner will be done by the time it gets dark but we don't want people to leave without dancing!
I have 28 picnic tables with 3 votives per 7' table. We have battery operated paper lanterns that we were going to hang over the tables but I can change that, they will probably just provide ambiance and not much light. I can get Christmas lights but how many can I plug together? Are tiki torches safe near the dance area? Do they provide enough light? Should I order flashlights for everyone? Should I use a shop light attached to a distant tree? I'm not as concerned with pretty as I am with being able to see.
Basically, I want to find out how we can light up the area with as few electrical items possible. Can anyone tell me what they did or tell me how to find out how much something will light up an area?