Typically, you will arrive at your wedding reception around mid-afternoon. Our marquees come with chandeliers as a standard way to brighten up your marquee for your evening party, however, you may decide to add a little extra lighting for when the darkness falls. During the summer time the sun sets much later in the evening, so lighting isn’t a necessity however, recently lighting up your wedding marquee has become a little more popular; instead, lights are used to decorate the venue.
Ways to decorate your marquee with lights:
- Marquee letters
These letters appeared at a few of our client’s weddings last year but we think they might be just as popular this summer. You can choose from a wide range of letters or words to use and a great place to put them is on the dance floor. We have seen ‘love’ lit up in our marquee as well as several weddings with the bride and grooms initials, this is a really nice person touch, which you can also re-use in your house after, as a reminder of your special day.
- Fairy lights
There are many ways you can use fairy lights in your marquee; draped from the ceiling, round the edge of your marquee or on the wall behind the top table. If you are planning to have an all-white wedding, fairy lights are a great way to decorate your marquee instead of coloured alternatives. ‘Warm white’ go best against our ivory interior, which you may want to consider when purchasing your fairy lights.You can also use fairy lights to decorate the outside of your marquee; putting lights in trees or making paths to follow. This is a nice way to lead your guests in the right direction when it is completely dark in the evening. This could make a marquee in the woods look magical.
An uplighter is a very simple way to add a soft colour to your interior. It lights up the ivory linings beautifully and creates a nice atmosphere in the evening. Our uplighters are a simple ‘warm white’ colour but we also have coloured gels to put over them. We usually put uplighters around the marquee every 3 meters. However, some people choose to just use them around their dance floor. If your wedding is in the middle of the summer, you may not need uplighters throughout the whole marquee therefore using them around your dance floor can be a nice alternative.
Using candles on your tables can create a romantic atmosphere during dining and many of our clients do so. Our marquee will let a lot of light in right up until the darkness falls. We can light your candles just before your guests come in to sit for your wedding breakfast and then when it gets darker you will notice a change; a simple candle can make your marquee look enchanted.
As you can see, there are many, many ways to use lights in your wedding marquee. We always look forward to seeing how our client’s decorate the interior as everyone has different styles and taste. If you need any advice on your lighting then please don’t hesitate to give us a call in the office – 01435 861400.