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Lighting is a key factor to consider in your wedding day planning. It can set the tone for the evening and in an instant add atmosphere and indeed even change the look and feel of your wedding venue. String or bistro lights are a fantastic way to add some key lighting that can range from subtle to dramatic. Think about the features of your wedding venue. Does it have a balcony? Large windows? Trees or indoor beams? All of these can be highlighted into focal points with string lights very easily and quite economically.

Also if you’ve got an outdoor area for your wedding then string lights are the ideal way to make it super romantic and special. Think about winding the string lights onto trellis, branches, patios, beams and more. Make sure to discuss your ideas for using the lights with your venue in advance, as they may also have suggestions on ways to incorporate string lights for your big day.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day plans then don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Fairylights are a bit of a classic when it comes to weddings and the deliver atmosphere in spades. Look for fairylights that can be used in different ways, such as for a backdrop behind the top table or in different sections of your wedding venue for maximum impact.


If you’ve got a balcony in your venue then it is crying out to be highlighted with some stunning cascading string lights. Chose from smaller fairy style lights or larger bistro style lights depending on your overall theme. If you don’t have a balcony what about using them to cascade down a feature wall for an eye-catching focal point.

Wrap Around

If you’ve got large vertical or horizontal beams in your venue, then think about wrapping string lights around them to make them a complete feature in the room. Also if you’ve got indoor tress or plants at your disposal, wrapping lights around them can really work too. If you have a staircase, why not wrap string lights around the bannisters? If you’ve got an awkward pillar in the room, wrapping lights around it can turn it from eye sore into feature in a flash. Of course if you’re having your reception outside or have an outside section then think about wrapping string lights on branches and trees too.

Curtain Lights

If your venue has long, large windows why not think about using string lights as a curtain? It can look incredible and make use of the large windows when the sun goes down. Pair it with some draping for added subtle atmosphere.


Finally, don’t forget that you can also use string lights to hang over your tables, both indoor and outdoor. If you’re using long tables then think about having a vertical curtain of light hanging over them for a beautiful effect. Or you can go DIY and use hula hoops and string the lights around with greenery for a rustic chic hanging chandelier style string light.

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