Wedding ceremonies are a meaningful way to share your commitment with your new spouse in the presence of your closest family and friends. Using the effects of music and lighting can enhance this to create a transformative experience for everyone involved.
Deciding on the right kind of special uplighting and music isn’t always the first thing on a couple’s mind when planning for this most special of days. Still, this task deserves careful consideration during the early planning stages, and you might entertain some of the following tips to help you create the perfect ambiance for your wedding day.
Effects of Music and Lighting on Your Wedding
Many times, our enjoyment of special life events are more about how we feel than what we do. To create the most memorable experience possible, you should combine sensory-oriented effects to foster a deeper connection between you and your guests during your wedding celebration.
Just the simple factor of distance can make the sound of your voice seem inaudible, so it’s important to consider seating arrangements in conjunction with sound system placement. You may also need to evaluate if any outdoor noise pollution might interfere with your guests having the ability to clearly hear your nuptials. Noise from overhead planes, street traffic, and even heating and air systems can detract from your ceremony.
Lighting has a similar effect that can add to or subtract from your audiences’ ability to focus on your big day. Bright colors have historically related emotions of positivity and celebration, while darker colorations are more adventurous and exciting. Lighting doesn’t have to follow traditional spectrums of the rainbow either; combining different kinds of color can create a warm look at your venue while still using edgier red lights.
Wedding Ceremony Music and Sound Equipment
If you have an indoor or outdoor ceremony planned, take the time to listen to your venue’s surroundings. Listen for how much natural noise there is, and stand in different positions where guests may sit so you get an idea of any acoustics at play that could affect their ability to hear your vows or speeches later.
Once you have this figured out, work with your event staff to place speakers in key areas to enhance the audio in areas where it can be hard to hear. You should also consider using a microphone that’s either wireless or clipped-on to your dress to boost the sound of your voice. Well-placed sound system speakers also improve the ambiance created by your chosen music, and guests can feel more like they’re a part of your ceremony by hearing your voice clearly.
Lighting Effects for Your Wedding Ceremony
Whether you plan to begin with a gentle and warm atmosphere during your vows and then turn into disco central at your reception, lighting is an essential decoration for your wedding. If you’re holding an event outdoors, you may want to put a couple of lighting fixtures strategically behind a backdrop or tree to add a special glow to your scenery. You could also set the mood by using cafe lights or patterned projections.
Indoor ceremonies benefit greatly from lighting that matches or compliments your color themes. Using projectors to wash a dance floor in your favorite patterns or create a room full of stars will transport your guests into a world of imagination and play during your after party. The possibilities are endless when using lighting to enhance your wedding experience.
Professional Central Jersey Wedding Planners
With breathtaking lakefront backdrops and premier venue amenities, many couples turn to Windows on the Water to host and assist in creating an amazing wedding environment. Our team of senior wedding planners helps you throughout the entire process of setting up the perfect balance of light and sound to enhance your ceremony.
From menu creation to carefully planning the use of our event space, we can offer you seating recommendations and insight into how to best utilize our facilities for your most special day. Contact us today at (609) 795-5852 to receive our Windows Wedding Packet that contains menus, pricing, photos, and additional amenities and services that are available.