Hiring a Wedding Lighting Designer
Lighting design is a luxury item, but if it’s in the cards, it’s a very cool and unique way to spruce up your wedding day. We’ve worked with several different Colorado wedding lighting designers over the years, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites below to get you started.
So what is wedding lighting design exactly? Lighting designers set the overall mood for your wedding reception by using uplighting, market lighting, monograms (and a variety of other lighting tools and techniques) to provide that “wow” factor and transform an average looking space into something truly spectacular. Some wedding venues in Colorado already have really cool lighting on-site, but many are more like a blank canvas. If you’re going for something simple and understated, that’s totally fine. But if you want to add a little extra flare to your wedding day, you might consider hiring a lighting designer.
From a wedding photographer’s perspective, a lighting designer is always a solid investment. As we always tell our couples, the more light and color you have at your wedding reception, the more we have to work with. Our favorite DJs are the ones who pump fog onto the dancefloor and put on a light show because it adds another visual dimension for us to incorporate into our images. It’s the same with lighting designers. The more cool and unique visual elements available to us, the better.
It’s worth noting here that some wedding lighting design companies pull double duty and also offer DJ services, wedding planning services, wedding rentals, etc. Then there are others who specialize solely in lighting design. Depending on your wedding budget, you might be able to save a bit of money by booking one of the companies that performs multiple functions. Or, if you want to go all out, it can’t hurt to book a company that focuses all of their attention on one thing.