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Extra lighting

Is anyone else adding extra lighting to your reception rooms? Catherine our photographer already uses it in her photos and it looks amazing but our dj just added it as an option to our package. Is it worth the extra money?? I know my photos will have it already but the guests won't see it unless we use the dj's light etc  Any thoughts??

Re: Extra lighting

  • edited December 2011

    What kind of extra lighting do you mean? Dance floor lighting, uplighting etc? I had both at my wedding and the uplighting was definitely worth it for ambiance! The dance floor lighting was just fun.

  • edited December 2011
    I think she means the lighting that the DJ's bring in now to put around the room. I've been eyeing it also and I love it. I'm not  big fan of the flashing lights the DJ's use on the dance floor sort of gives me a headache.
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    our DJ offered different packages, including dance floor lighting, and architectural lighting (i'm guessing its the same as uplighting). i didnt want a dance club feel to my wedding, so we didnt go with the dance floor lighting, but we did go with the architectural. it was hands down absolutely worth it. i loved loved loved how the lighting game out, and it absolutely transformed the ball room. i do think that some rooms look better than others with it though.

    i have some pictures in my married bio...

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  • edited December 2011
    My (most-likely) photographer said she sometimes uses colored "jellies" that's probably what your talking about for pictures. Something that goes right on the flash..

    I do like some pictures of uplighting though. I feel like it's also something you really need someone who knows what they are doing. Little uplighting in the right places looks coo and can distract from things you don't want people to notice--all sorts of craziness looks silly. 
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    I am totally contemplating uplighting. Our DJ package comes with full deluxe intelligent lighting--which I am SO excited about!!! I saw Stephy's pics & Melko's & it made me totally want the uplighting!

    Alise--what kind of uplighting was used & where was it placed  around Cascades ballroom????
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_connecticut_extra-lighting?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:65Discussion:46089018-f717-4882-92ae-ac5171ed039fPost:e187a811-b07f-46d1-bad8-3452aae3dc18">Re: Extra lighting</a>:
    [QUOTE]I am totally contemplating uplighting. Our DJ package comes with full deluxe intelligent lighting--which I am SO excited about!!! I saw Stephy's pics & Melko's & it made me totally want the uplighting! Alise--what kind of uplighting was used & where was it placed  around Cascades ballroom????
    Posted by kls114[/QUOTE]

    i'm not sure of the type of uplighting it was...but it was the only type our DJ offered...he put it around the outside of the room...


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    ...the lights were on the ground around the entire ballroom, and faced up...and really highlighted the structure of the ballroom... HTH!


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    Thank you!!! I am really contemplating.....but didn't know how it would look! Love it!
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  • edited December 2011
    Uplighting and architectural are pretty much one and the same--architectural also includes gobos etc.

    I had uplighting--which is the jellies (melkos pics) all around my ballroom. However, I had one solid shade during dinner and then it switched to another solid shade (softer) when the music started. It was GORGEOUS. I *think* I have pictures of it in my bio. Soft pink uplighting is just lovely--we had that and a soft amber.
  • edited December 2011
    Another great lighting vendor is CT Party Pros... saw their work at a Waterview event a few weeks ago, and it looked fantastic!! I believe their lighting packages start around $800...
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