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Why Is Event Lighting Important?

Planning a special event – whether it’s a wedding, family reunion, birthday party, or work conference – can be an incredibly long and stressful process. You have to think about the food, the drinks, the guest list, the music, the schedule, the décor, and so much more. Your to-do list may feel endless, and the thought of adding something else to it might send you into a panic. However, it’s vital that you don’t forget about lighting.

It might seem like a little thing, but lighting can make or break your event. Lighting sets the mood, tells people where to go, and determines what activities people will be comfortable doing. No one wants to dance the night away under bright fluorescent lights or try to pay attention to an important speaker at a conference filled with flickering candles.

To choose the perfect lighting for your special event, the first thing you need to do is visit your venue beforehand. Make sure to go as close as possible to the time that the actual event is taking place, so you can see how natural light enters the space. Then, decide how much supplemental lighting you need and what you want the feel of the event to be. Is it a romantic wedding? An all-night dance party? A sophisticated work event? Consider what kind of lighting will best accomplish that atmosphere. Outdoor lighting will present its own unique challenges, so talking to a professional with experience in outdoor lighting and landscape lighting is probably your best option for outdoor events.

Another important consideration is whether or not photos or video will be taken at the event. Talk to your photographer or videographer about what lighting would be best for photos and video. If you’re shooting it yourself, do some research online or try to get in touch with a professional to pick their brain about lighting. You don’t want to get your photos back only to find that they’re all blurry, dark, and out of focus due to inadequate lighting.

The best way to ensure that your special event will have perfect lighting is to call in a professional. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Central New Jersey is a premier provider of special event lighting. They’ve provided both indoor and outdoor lighting for special events of all kinds, including weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, retirement parties, and so much more. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Central New Jersey’s team of experts knows how to properly design and install deck lighting, landscape lighting, and both indoor and outdoor event lighting. They will create the perfect lighting for each specific event and will work hard to ensure that it is memorable and magical.