How to use large letter lights at your reception

Letter lights

When it comes to stamping your personality on your wedding day and helping your reception to stand out from the crowd, decorations are key. Lights, balloons, flowers, colour themes and bunting help to give your venue even more individuality and make your day unique. How you use the decorations you’ve rented and purchased will determine how your venue looks and feels. Getting the placement of these large, feature pieces right will help you to create the dream celebration you’ve always wanted.


Of all the decorative elements you can employ to make your wedding day memorable, lighting is probably the most effective. Just a few well-placed feature pieces can transform a venue, creating a romantic and welcoming atmosphere in the process. As @BridalMusings says:

“Lighting is one of the most impactful investments you can make in your wedding. From fairy lights and candles to uplighters and spots, paying a little attention to your wedding lighting can add drama, ambience, and really draw attention to an ornate venue or make a simple setting, all the more special.”

Large letter lights

letter lightLarge letter lights are perfect for use in wedding venues of all types but look especially good in open spaces and generously sized rooms. Often designed to be freestanding, they can be placed anywhere in the space to create an eye-catching illuminated feature. Unless you’re planning on decorating your home with the lights after your big day, you’re much better off renting them from your venue (or their trusted suppliers) than buying them outright.

Choosing your lights

Often, happy couples simply opt to have the word ‘LOVE’ illuminated for all to see. The perfect choice for a wedding reception, your glowing ‘LOVE’ will act as a focal point for your decoration and is guaranteed to feature in a number of guests’ photos and social media posts. Alternatively, if your venue has a number of different lights available, you could choose to have your initials in lights or opt for an illuminated ‘Mr & Mrs’.

Positioning your lights

There’s a good chance your guests will want to have their photos taken next to your lights so placing them somewhere accessible is important. You could put them next to the top table to highlight yourself and your new spouse while you eat or you could put them adjacent to the cake table to create an eye-catching focal point. If you’re getting married and having your reception in the same venue, you can also use the lights in your ceremony to line the aisle or make the altar even more of a feature.

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