One of the best uses of decorating budget is to incorporate lighting into your décor.

 

Lighting is cost effective, and can really transform a room…

 

From something as simple as accenting architectural pieces and columns by up lighting them, or adding a gel and subtly changing the color of a wall

 

To pin spotting centerpieces to really make them pop!

 

Make some drama by spotlighting your cake, or an ice carving…give yourself a great focal point.

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(This photo by Cliff Mautner from Kelly and Sean's wedding shows uplighting on columns, pinspotting, and a ceiling wash – which enhances the existing sconces, overhead lighting and candle light. Lighting by Eventions Production Services)

 

Another great focal point is a "gobo" it's a die cut pattern in a metal disc with a light shown through it – it could be your monogram shown behind the sweetheart table or washing onto the dance floor…

 

Or just a pattern shining onto the ceiling to add some texture…
 

It works in conjunction (not in place of) the existing lighting in a room – it will allow you to dim chandeliers and also add in accents of candles…

 

Adding depth and dimension to the room

 

The big plusses are that it really makes the linen, and centerpieces POP, WOW-ing guests…

 

But an added bonus is that by adding more ambient light – your photographer and videographer will have plenty of light and MAY NOT have to add any of their additional lighting.