Wedding Lighting Trends & Ideas


There are so many decor options for a wedding that you may not ascribe much importance in regard to choosing one over another. Choosing a color palette and deciding on centerpieces are important parts of deciding on the décor for your wedding, but the one thing that has more of an impact on the tone of your wedding than anything else is the wedding lighting you choose.  Choosing your lighting scheme is about more than just making sure there’s light in a room.  It is the perfect way to establish exactly the mood and environment that will transform your wedding from merely beautiful to truly breathtaking.



1. Classic Chandeliers

Chandeliers have recently gained popularity for the nearly endless ways they can be used to light a wedding in a unique and subtle way. From groups of them gathered in wedding tents to single chandeliers suspended at intervals throughout trees to provide a sophisticated, enchanting look, chandeliers are being used in new ways.


2. Outdoor Options

Small twinkle lights, café lights and vintage pendant lights have become increasingly popular as more couples choose outdoor venues for their wedding.  These types of lighting offer soft, subtle light and are appropriate for many different weddings, including those held indoors.


3. Incandescent Lights

Incandescent lights have the ability to impart a uniquely delicate sophistication that many brides find absolutely irresistible. Incandescent lights can be employed in light architecture and provide an excellent gentle illumination for making the bridal party look their best.


4. Candle Light

When used in conjunction with complementary lighting, candle light can be used to create a glow that borders on magical and imparts a romantic feel to any wedding lighting. Candles are an inexpensive and romantic lighting option that gives a beautiful softening effect for facial features and can serve to hide a less-than-perfect setting.

5. Advances in Design

Wedding lighting has changed a lot in the past several years. It’s gone from being an element over which the couple had little control, a purely functional element of the wedding, to something that can be as unique as the wedding couple.  Wedding lighting can now be personalized to an extent that every wedding’s lighting scheme can be completely unique.  Distinctive touches and highly personalized styles of lighting are contributing heavily to wedding trends this season.


6. LED Options

LED lighting can be an outstanding way to change the overall feeling of your wedding.  LEDs are modern, easy and the possibilities are endless.  For wedding lighting, LEDs offer versatility and an ability to be manipulated into fitting your vision that is unmatched by any other lighting source.

The hottest wedding lighting trends embrace creativity and finding new ways to utilize classic lighting styles and fixtures to impart exactly the right atmosphere to your wedding.  New technology is also in the spotlight with brand new ways to provide personalized lighting schemes to fit your needs.