Choosing lighting for your wedding can be a challenge. You want the venue to be well lit, but you also don't want it to be glaring. Instead, opting for wedding and event lighting solutions that provide gentle light can help to create the look that you're going for. One type of lighting that can be effective as a wedding is string lighting. This style of lighting is useful not only because of its visual appeal but also because you can use it in a number of ways. Speak to your lighting provider to obtain the types of string lighting that you want, and then consider using them in the following ways.
Running several strands of string lighting overhead in an outdoor space can help to gently illuminate it at night. Whether you anticipate your wedding guests having a few drinks outside of the venue on a patio, or you just want to make this a nice spot for people to hang out when they need a little quiet, string lighting can be an asset. It's relatively easy to install in this manner, and the soft glow that these lights provide will be much more appealing than having a larger, single light source that glares in peoples' eyes.
Think about your wedding venue to decide how you can incorporate string lighting into different areas. If a staircase features prominently in the building, and especially if you'll be coming down it to make a grand entrance, string lighting can be an ideal lighting source for this area. All that you'll need to do is wind one or more strings of lights along the railing or through the balusters. This will help to brighten the stairway without making it too bright.
Don't overlook the value of setting up some string lights on tables. There are several different ways that you can do so, but a simple idea is to run a thin strand of lights with tiny bulbs in a curved pattern across a table. For example, if you have a table on which your wedding cake will sit, string lighting running around the table will add a gentle source of light to this important area in your reception venue. You can take a similar approach for the table in which you have your guest book displayed, as well as any table that has photos of you and your significant other.