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How-To: Lighting The *Affordable* Way


Uplighting. String lights. Candles. When affordable candelabras for every table are tough to come by, we suggest opting for one of these three budget-friendly options to light up your event. Adding a flicker of glow to your wedding reception or event has never been as easy.


The first step to bringing life to a drab room is uplighting the room’s perimeter. Highlight the head table, tall architecture, or simply the room’s outer walls with LED lights that beam upwards from the floor. You can easily stop there and just use uplights to achieve a big impact in your space. Complete Weddings + Events uplighting is an affordable lighting option, and we make it easier on you or your event planner since the set-up and tear-down of the lights are complimentary.

Candle Light

If your venue allows, flickering candlelight is an attractive and romantic, yet still affordable lighting option. Flameless, flickering candles will give you the same effect if an open flame is not permitted.


String Lights

Create beautiful evening scenery with string lights that pair perfectly with an outdoor event space, whether it’s during cocktail hour or late into the evening turning an outdoor space into a welcoming, well-lit area for guests to take a break from the dance floor or dinner and enjoy the fresh air. Clear bulbs dangling around the space help distinguish which area the party should be mingling in.

While many might think of Christmas light when they think of string lights, there are actually plenty of options to that don’t scream holiday decor! Round bulbs and white lights, like these globe patio lights on Amazon, will help you avoid a seasonal look.


Looking for more lighting inspiration? Try a custom gobo light or view our lighting gallery here.


Weddings with Complete

Contact us to learn more about Complete Weddings + Events wedding rental services like lighting or photo booth, or if you’re interested in working with our photography, DJ, or videography team on your wedding day!

Complete Weddings + Events is North America’s best in event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, coordination, DJ services and photo booth rental.

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