What’s all this we’re hearing about Virtual Décor for Weddings?

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If you’ve seen any recent posts on Instagram featuring images of amazing looking wedding receptions, you’ve probably noticed how great the décor looks.  Well, one of the big differentiators in those images is the lighting.  But that colorful light scape against the wall, and those bright pin spots highlighting the centerpieces are NOT normally something that comes as part of the venue rental.  They’re actually a whole new class of décor called “Virtual Décor”.

So why should you consider allocating some of your wedding budget on lighting?  Simple – it can completely transform not only your venue, but the whole feel of your event.  You can go from something ordinary to something extraordinary with the proper wedding lighting.

So how do you get that amazing look for your wedding?  Well, the easiest way is to work with a lighting professional at one of your wedding vendors.  In some cases, it can be the company that rents you your tent, or tables and chairs.  In other cases, it might be your DJ, if they are a large outfit and also offer specialty lighting.  A few events might also have some premium lighting packages that they can offer you – so be sure to inquire with your booking contact at the venue.  If you’re unsure and fortunately enough to working with a wedding planner, you can ask them to recommend lighting vendors.  Wedding planners are there to help you finding the right vendor for your Big Day.

Still on the fence, well here are some examples of amazing lighting that you can rent for your reception:

  • Virtual Stained Glass Catherdal Windows;
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  • Colorful up lighting for indoor or outdoor walls or columns
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Pin spots for up lighting centerpieces;

Strings of hanging lights (indoor or outdoor)– these are great for country chic weddings;

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And don’t think that lighting is for evening or nighttime events only.  String lights add a touch of class day or night.

Another popular trend is to feature the bride and groom’s names in lights at the reception.  In some cases they can match the wedding’s theme color and even the invitation’s font.

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 And of course, you absolutely must have amazing dance floor lighting!

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As shown above, one of the  nicest features of virtual décor is that many of these lights can be customized in design to match your unique theme and personality. Many can be set to a particular color or set of colors, which allows you to highlight your wedding theme regardless of the actual wall or floor colors at your venue.  On top of that, they’re eco-friendly since they are designed to be reused event after event. What more could a bride want?

Looking for truly special lighting or other specialty rentals for your Virginia wedding? Contact Hunt Country Celebrations and come check out our event rental vendors and other members – they will not disappoint you! 

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