How to Hang Lights for an Outdoor Wedding Reception - Tips from Experts

December 03, 2021

MosquitoNix® Gives Advice on Hanging Wedding Lights

Creating the right atmosphere for your outdoor wedding reception is essential. You want to make sure the space is inviting and well-lit enough to ensure no one gets hurt and can see who they're talking to and what they're eating. It doesn't matter if you are having the reception on a patio or in a tent, how you hang your wedding lights will make or break your event.

When it comes to hanging your outdoor wedding lights, there are some things you'll need to consider. The first is the safety of you and your guests. After that, you can think about the ambiance you want to create. To achieve all of your wedding reception lighting goals, we've put together some of our best advice for you to consider.

1. Get the Right Lights

When wondering how to hang lights for an outdoor wedding reception, the first thing you need to consider is what type of light you want to use. Believe it or not, but there are different options to choose from. These include plastic bulbs, glass globes, LED lighting, traditional incandescent lights, among others.

If you don't plan on using the lights again in the future, to save yourself some money, you might consider doing wedding light rental. This also ensures that you get the exact lights you want and/or need to make your wedding reception one that's unforgettable.

2. Determine the Best Layout

After you've decided which type of lights you want for your wedding tent lighting or patio illumination, you'll then need to decide on the layout. When it comes to determining what will work best, you need to consider the space you are working in.

You also need to know where the nearest power source is, as well as where people will be walking, where tables will be placed and the location of the dance floor. Knowing all of this information will ensure you light the area properly to reduce tripping hazards or to lower the chances of tripping the circuit breaker by having too many lights plugged in at once.

Once you have determined the layout, you then need to decide how you will hang your lights. Hanging strings of lights from one anchor point to another is the easiest way to brighten your outdoor space, but if you are looking to create a specific look and feel, then considering other patterns is in your best interest.

That might include hanging the string lights for your wedding in a square or grid pattern, an X pattern, in zig zags or other pattern options. You might even consider adding a wedding arch with lights to your space.

Making Your Wedding Reception Dazzling

Using lights to decorate your outdoor wedding reception space is a great way to create a magical, memorable environment for your big day. When it comes to hanging the lights properly, there are many things you need to consider.

At MosquitoNix®, we have the skills and experience to hang lights of all kinds for outdoor events. By following our advice, your outdoor space will be well lit and look good. Should you find that you don't want to hassle with hanging the lights on your own, we are more than happy to take on this task for you. For any questions or for help to make your big day the best it can be, give us a call!

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