Essential Lighting Setup Checklist For Your Wedding Reception

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Need To Hire Lighting For Your Wedding? Looking For A Trusted Wedding Lighting Company in Surrey or London? Lets Talk….

Growing up, we always dreamed of having a fairy-tale-like wedding where we are dressed in a dazzling bridal gown and in your sight you see the most exuberant embellishments of your wedding venue. But reality hits you with sleepless nights, eternal checklists and crazy deadlines to beat as you prepare for your own wedding day. As everybody wants this day to be a memory that will be cherished forever, we all need to go through the most thorough and stressful wedding planning process to get everything perfect and polished on the day of the event. 

For your venue location to fully establish a breathtaking scene without spending a fortune, consider having a well-executed event lighting equipment stationed strategically in your setup. So here, we give you some wedding lighting essentials you need to have to elevate your wedding reception to the next level!


Probably  the easiest, most practical type of wedding event lighting is the Fairy Lights. It can turn your entire venue to  having a romantic, dreamy look by not doing too much and just simply draping the fairy lights around their venue. And voila! An easy transformation of your setup. Furthermore, fairy lights also look wonderful in your wedding photos. 

One functional purpose as to why you should consider incorporating Fairy Lights to your overall theme is that it can serve as a room divider to the less glamorous areas of your venue where you don’t want your guests to see and visit. 

The Sound & Light Hire Company stocks around 200 meters of wedding fairy lighting that can bed pretty much any regular venues out there and uses an HO7- grade of cable making it adjustable (move and bend) according to your preference. And what’s more, our Fairy LEDs are a high gratefully IP rated lighting fixture which means it is safe to use them on any outdoor wedding venues. These lights will also look neat and slick when installed as they come in 10 meters section without having you having to worry about any power shortage  since it only requires one power supply to keep the 100 meters fairy lighting from working.


Another wedding lighting system that is similar to fairy lights are the String Festoon Lights which is becoming more and more popular in the wedding events industry. This type of lighting serves a lot of purpose in a setup. You may hang them up the trees or other pillars found in your reception or even across the dining area of the reception to add a more intimate, homey vibe best fitted for rustic and minimalist wedding theme.

Our in-stock festoon lights can stretch up to 500 meters and 200 meters more for backup in case a client may require such measurement. Again, these are IP rated so it can be used outdoors. Our string festoon lights are also great for a wedding setup because of its natural string color.


Placing some LED Blossom Trees in your aisle or dead spaces in your reception can definitely become a stunning element among your wedding embellishments.  This show-stopper stands at 8 ft high (2.4m) and stretch its realistic dark branches covered in white blossom flowers that illuminate hundreds of white LED lights. Just perfect for your wedding photo backdrop! 

Our LED Blossom Tree hire are equipped with energy saving technology so you don’t have to worry about the power supply in your wedding venue. These will also be installed by our professional lighting engineers who will ensure your safety all throughout the occasion. 


These impressive wedding decoration stands at 1000 mm high that are very flexible to any wedding themes such as rustic, garden, beachside, and bohemian inspired setup . We have available LOVE and MR. & MRS. Light up letters that you may want to rent for add-ons. 

These wedding light up texts are also less hassle as each letter is free standing unlike those other types that will require heavy base plates or platform. 


Veering away from the essential wedding lighting ideas that we suggest you need to  have on your wedding,  hiring a photobooth is a perfect entertainment corner for you and your wedding guests. It’s a classic favorite for any type of event be it a birthday party or a college homecoming. It’s a special keepsake you can gift and also a fun and engaging activity for everyone who attended your wedding day. 

The Sound & Light Hire Company is a trusted events production services catering to clients in London, Surrey, Guildford, Portsmouth and other surrounding areas. We also have the right logistics to deliver any of our equipment right at the very doorstep of your venue. Our huge equipment inventory  allowed us to ultimately provide any of your event needs. We have been paving the way for sound and light hire solutions for more than 10 years now, tailoring each setup according to the requirement of the event- big or small.  Our team of engineers are also well-experienced in the business and are among the best in their fields. 

Now, that we have shared some of the essential wedding lighting systems that you may want to have at your wedding reception, it will all be up to you how you can mix and match these lighting equipment  that will perfectly suit to your taste and style without compromising your wedding budget. And if you are unsure, our team are ready to help you out and get your started with your wedding preparation. See a full list of our wedding lighting hire. If you looking for a professional lighting hire company in London then we would suggest speaking with On Tour Events who offer a range of event & wedding lighting services

Remember, your wedding day will be one of  the  most magical, romantic and special days of your life. So with ample research, proper time management and reliable event production team your dream wedding will definitely transform into reality! Call us today and will help you make it happen. 

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Phone: +44 0800 861 1136 

Choosing The Best Wedding Lighting Production Company & Why It Matters

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There are tons of ways to light up your special day, from setting the mood, ambiance, tone, and telling your story towards the end. These varieties are essential elements in achieving that picture perfect moment and flattering event. There are a lot of wedding lighting advantages that you should know and why you should choose the best lighting production company that suits your taste and style. No matter what type of wedding you decide on, whether this is at the beach, a backyard setting, or indoors, your chosen event production company should be able to adjust and supply your desired theme and make sure they have years of experience in the business.  

The Sound & Light Hire Company is London, Surrey and Guildford’s most trusted sound and lighting hire company offering a full range of event equipment services that will surely meet your wedding requirements. 

We have listed down some reasons as to why a dependable and perfect lighting that will match your theme is essential and why you should choose a top-quality service lighting production company:

Lighting helps in setting the mood

Given that documenting your most special day is top priority, getting that vital touch for your wedding theme should also be written on top of your list! If you want a dramatic wedding scene, warmer tones may be used. If you want a bright yet cinematic mood, you can adjust up your lighting to your desired liking. But natural light alone won’t help you achieve and set up that ambiance. Adjusting these settings on the spot would still be possible with the help of a reliable team of technical lighting engineers.

 Note that some people may think that event lighting only matters on finished productions such as digital photos and videos. However, sometimes weddings get emotional or really bright and people’s emotions connect with what surrounds them and lighting surely brings out the desired mood and help touch people’s emotions. It makes a huge difference on the overall ambiance of your wedding. 

Lighting as a great story teller

Same-day-edits for wedding videos are common today. Your photographers and videographers would absolutely prefer on point lighting to capture the best moments. Lighting is a very crucial detail in taking good photos and videos. When you want your shot to speak and story-tell, lighting plays a subtle yet powerful role. Poor lighting can easily distract your audience by missing some important points and angles throughout your shots.

We take pride in the events we have produced over the years, not just on weddings  but on any type of event such as company conferences, music festivals, live streaming events and many more. Being in the business for more than 10 years now, The Sound & Light Hire Company is a trusted event equipment supplier with an in-house inventory of not just sound and lighting but acquires the latest white LED dance floor, AV projectors and even special effects equipment. Here are the detailed services we offer that will definitely add life to your next event

Technicalities with Lighting

Different terms have been going around within the lighting industry which you may or may not have heard of. Terms for LED lights such as beam lights and wash lights are common in wedding lighting production. Both types have different stroke emissions which give off a whole different vibe separately. A beam light will be more like a straight column of light that might appear sharper, while a wash will have more spread and is more subtle. Even these tiniest details have major impact in setting the tone of the outcome. There may be no rule as to which is best to use because it all depends on the setting you wish to achieve. Another technical aspect worth considering is water proof lighting. This is really important for outdoor settings. Don’t hire a company that can’t provide you with waterproof lighting. Sudden weather changes cannot be avoided that is why it is best to be prepared rather than scrambling down to gather the equipment to avoid possible disaster during your event. 

Lastly, you may also consider your hired event production company’s RGB LED. LEDs use red, blue and green in order to mix to millions of different colors. RGB LEDs work fine to mix too many colors, but do not have a lot of control over hue. Today, RGBW works better compared to RGB LEDs. With the addition of white LEDs, it gives far more color control, and makes achieving brilliant pastels a viable option. The white LEDs also help to bridge the spectrum gap between colors, making a far larger variety of colors possible. 

Furthermore, if you wish to make your wedding a little extra than usual, The Sound & Light Hire Company also offers not just LED uplighting but laser lights as well. And to top it all off, we also stock top of the line DJ equipment for DJ’s from Pioneer CDJ’s, Allen & Heath Mixers to Mackie monitors that will definitely make your wedding more memorable.

Choosing the best lighting production company

A list of considerable facts should be put into mind in choosing the best lighting production company for your wedding. Choose a company that is flexible and can meet any client’s request. Make sure they offer a variety of high-operating equipment and up-to-date technology. Convenience should be considered as well. You would want to hire those who can pick up, deliver and set up for you in no time. Ensure that they offer a reasonable and satisfactory rate. With the above given technicalities, be mindful of the specifics included and be ready to choose the production team that would willingly adjust to your taste!

You can find all these top-tier lighting production qualities from London and Surrey’s most trusted sound and lighting hire company. Here, we provide complete lighting and sound packages best for weddings and any other occasion. All you need to do is put your worries aside because we got you covered! Call us today and let’s make your dream wedding come to life.