Key among the kinds of wedding decorations that you might anticipate finding at a reception are the table placing, table linens, drapery, lighting effects and the floral arrangements. Other things like wrought iron holders to hold signage for seating arrangement or maybe freestanding floral arrangements or tapers, for example, can also be significant decorative features. Having said that, although flower arrangements are a type of ornamentation for your venue, this is a complete other area of adornment in itself and will not be handled here. In this particular piece of writing, we are going to restrict ourselves to lighting effects as a type of wedding reception decoration.
Candles are very effective wedding decorations with regards to creating atmosphere as they tend to cast a romantic glow over the proceedings. Fairy lighting is an equally romantic option although they call for special handling and you will most likely need to get a lighting expert in to put them up for you. Fairy lighting together with ingenious draping can produce an effect that's really out of this world hence you may want to think about employing this form of lighting provided that it works with the overall look and feel of the wedding reception design.
Now you may think that candles and fairy lighting is more suited to night time weddings than, say, the ones that occur in the daytime. However, it is possible with an internal venue that does not have windows to the exterior to utilize ornamental lighting alternatives like this as opposed to the regular electric lights so as to create that romantic atmosphere we mentioned earlier. With regards to breakfast time wedding parties, it is a good plan to make use of natural sunlight whenever possible because this can be a really pleasing and flattering type of light provided that it isn't too dazzling. You also do not want sunlight to fall directly on any portion of the wedding reception area where the guests and wedding party might sit because this could be uncomfortable for them, so remember to take this into account when you are generating the seating plans.
Needless to say, using natural lighting can also be challenging because you never really know what the weather conditions are going to do on your Big Day. Moreover, if your wedding will be taking place in a country where the sky tends to be overcast most of the time then it might in fact be better to make use of an artificial light source such as tungsten lights. What you certainly don't want to do, though, is to use fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent light provides an extremely harsh and cold light that affects the appearance of colorings and skin tones. If you do not wish the bride, and everyone else, to look 'washed out' then avoid this type of lighting at all costs.