Outdoor Lighting Help

I am having an outdoor wedding (in a tent) and am looking into ideas for outdoor lighting. Need to light areas outside of the tent such as where people park, and around the bathrooms. I have a few ideas in mind, lanterns on these metal post thingys, candles in bags (scary - not a fan of that idea)...


Anyone have any other ideas?? Preferably "affordable"... At this point I cant think of adding on any more major costs, im almost broke LOL!
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:22 am
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HolyMolyMatrimony
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If lighting is that important, the little lighting (candles in bags, etc) wont have a huge impact. You may have to rent more of a light fixture? A caterer I was going to use had those tall posts, with the four round lights they came down- they were awesome (not sure what there called though). They weren't cheesy or anything.

You can light a path with just candlelight, if you need to contain them put them in glass...?

- HMM :)
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:34 am
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Tinkle lights/ Xmas lights
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=36689&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=7

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=5879&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=15
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=42259&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=22

Flood lights for outside may be helpful!
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=15877&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=14
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:37 am
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http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=9637&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=19

Or lanterns with lights in them too!
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=33242&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=18
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=11214&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=31
(Easy to find at stores!)

Hanging lanterns
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=45558&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=23
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:37 am
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Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:41 am
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Luminaries are inexpensive and work great (if you are concerned about anything catching on fire, you can always use the LED candles.
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:49 am
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Beautiful...
http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?photo_to_show=61718&tag=reception+candle&thumbs_page=42

So helpful Kelly- THANKS!!!
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 10:50 am
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Uplighting and downlighting are so beautiful and really inexpensive. (I think you can even rent them from a store and do it yourself). You can put different colored gels to coordinate with your wedding colors.
I was going to have a backyard wedding and this was my lighting inspiration:
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Our rehearsal dinner was in my cousin's backyard and there is no lighting back there. The day of, DH strung white xmas lights over wire and it turned out beautifully and lit it up really well (we were actually shocked by how much light they gave off). It was pretty inexpensive too, since most of the lights were borrowed from family members. But the wire, and parts to do the hanging cost no more than $50. Let me see if I can find a pic.
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 11:54 am
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Good idea!

That made me think of our engagement party, we strung the bigger lights back and forth across the backyard- Target $10 bucks a box, I think we only needed 3. Came out so cool!!! Was a perfect touch (Kinda like the ones hanging on a restaurants patio...

- HMM :)
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 12:04 pm
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A few ideas for outdoor lighting with low cost:

1. Buy clear glass cylinder vases in bulk from a wholesaler, about 9" is average. You can buy floating candles and fill the vases with water to weigh them down and then put in the floating candle. This can be a cool way to light paths.

2. Another easy and cheap way it to take monofilament line (fishing line) and string regular paper lanterns from the fishing line in rows. You can use bamboo poles from Pier One and stake them in the ground and run the extension cords through the poles to hide cables. About 5 lanterns and two poles can really light up an area.

3. Another easy way is italian street lights, they look light small bulbs strung together. They are really pretty hung hap hazord and you can but them at Target in the patio section. Also get wire - thick gauge from Home Depot and shape it into what ever shapes you want and wrap white Christmas lights around the wire. You can create little chandeliers like this and hang them where you need light.

hope that helps
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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