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The Importance of Lighting Your Wedding Venue

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I know what you’re thinking: “as if I need another thing on my to-do list,” right? You’ve made the guest list, decided which relatives should sit together, the caterer and the band are booked; what else is there to worry about? Well, as your wedding day approaches, one of the most underrated things to think about is the importance of lighting your venue space and dance floor.

Lighting can have an extremely powerful effect on both the event space and the guests. Lighting not only enhances the mood, but it also allows the photographer and videographer to capture magnificent memories while you dance the night away with friends and family. Whether it’s a wedding, gala, or a corporate event, any event can improve and be enhanced with lighting!

What to Look For in Lighting Your Wedding Venue

To make sure the lighting is on point for your special day, here are a few things to take into consideration:

  • Visit your venue at the same time as your reception so you can get a feel for how it will look, and where the sun will land
  • Pick features around the room that you want to emphasize and  isolate features that you want to de-emphasize
  • Ask if the room’s lighting can be dimmed
  • Check if the room’s lighting is fluorescent or incandescent – you will want incandescent. It gives off a much softer glow.

Types of Lighting Enhancements for Weddings

These are just a few things to consider when picking the appropriate lighting for your wedding. Above all, it is most important to leave it to the professionals. Here at BVTLive! we will help walk you through the entire process. There is much to be said for DIY, but when it comes to this detail, take advantage of our services at BVTLive! to arrange lighting. To help you narrow down what you might like, here’s a breakdown of some of the lighting features we offer.

Intelligent Dance Floor Lighting

Fixtures that are controlled by software. Lighting designers can change the look and feel throughout the evening. Soft and somber one moment, festive party the next!

LED Lighting

Short for “Light Emitting Diode,” these lights allow for millions of different colors in just one fixture.

Gobo Lighting

A specially designed insert that goes into a lighting fixture to project an image. How fun would it be to customize a monogram with you and your spouse’s initials? Gobo lights are very in right now!


Whether it’s a fiber-optic curtain or a simple drape, uplighting a backdrop can be a simple, yet jaw-dropping addition to the dance-floor:

Marquee Letters

A popular lighting effect that displays large, lit, text or letters of your choosing and customization.

Stage Wash Lighting

A general fill of light and color evenly across your wedding venue, the stage, and seating.

BVTLive! often provides lighting packages in addition to our band or DJ packages to help brighten a space for an event! The image below shows the lighting at the Chloe Fights Chordoma Foundation 2023 Party hosted by Finley Catering. The bright ambiance of the pink lighting, pink light rods, CHLOE marquee letters, really set the dance floor on fire.

Book a Philadelphia Wedding Lighting Package with BVTLive!

Sometimes event enhancements can be intimidating, but BVTLive! is here to help build your dream wedding reception! Taking the time to build an immersive event experience will make for a night of a lifetime for you and your guests. Lighting will completely alter your event experience and can transform the look and feel of your venue. So get out your to-do list and add one more thing to it! You won’t regret it!

Guided by his experience as the bandleader of Philadelphia’s top band, Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive!, Kurt Titchenell has kept dance floors packed and created unforgettable memories for thousands of events nationwide! Widely acclaimed as an entertainment expert, Kurt and BVTLive! have earned the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Most notably were two Jellyroll performances at The White House. Kurt's dedication to the success of every event is evident through his passion for creating the ultimate party experience. As President of BVTLive!, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.