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3 Ways String Lighting Can Transform Your Event!

Updated: Apr 27

One of our favorite ways we’ve seen couples level up on their celebrations is new, unique wedding lights!

Lighting is the best way to spruce up any ceremony or reception scene by setting the mood and highlighting all of the details you spent months putting together for your special day. Proper lighting is essential for your guests and your photos! If you are unsure where to start, here are a few tips and tricks to help get to know some of the unique lighting options and styles available.


Cafe Lighting


Cafe Lights are a classic, flexible use of string lighting that can be styled to illuminate walkways, dining areas, or the dance floor. This lighting design is one of the most popular for its many possibilities for unique designs as well as cost efficiency. Outdoor arrangements, dangling tent lights, and whimsical combinations are a few examples of how Cafe Lights can bring a little extra magic to your celebration!


Detail-Oriented Lights


Although we’re definitely into comprehensive wedding lighting, it’s true that you don’t need much to make an impact! Having said that, we’re taking a closer look at these delicate string lights for weddings.

Whether you know them as fairy, twinkle, or strand lights, these designs are a great way to set the mood! When it comes to using fairy lights, you can use trees, a patio, curtains, props and much more to create romantic designs in an elegant way. They illuminate your space while consuming a small amount of electricity. Their versatility means it is relatively easy to use these lights at any level or improvise them with reference to your design pattern!


Lighting & Greenery


Lastly, the glow of natural beauty can be embraced by the incorporation of greenery into string lighting designs. Adding fresh, lush, and textual greenery brings an earthy touch to any style of wedding. Once the ideal string lighting style has been selected, strategic placement is crucial!​​


It is important to understand the various types of greenery to find the perfect fixture to compliment the lighting. Plus, deciding how much greenery you would like, and whether or not you would also like to add floral accents. You'll want to place them all in the same direction so it appears natural and organic, as if the vines have been living on those lights for years. Also, allow a little hang, don’t feel like you need to fasten them completely to the light strand to allow an organic drape.


When it comes to string lighting, the possibilities are endless! There are many different shapes and strategies that can be used for incredible creations of illumination. With many options to choose from, be sure to check out our website or contact the IES team to begin turning your dream wedding into a reality!


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