DIY Lighting for Your Wedding

With so much emphasis on the dress, the cake, and other exciting wedding planning elements, one very important component is often overlooked.. the lighting! Wedding reception lighting not only transforms the physical space; it sets the mood for the most important day of your life. And creating that ambiance doesn’t have to blow your wedding budget. DIYuplighting offers beautiful, affordable lighting you can set up yourself to customize the tone of your special day.

It’s understandable that the thought of DIY lighting may be overwhelming to some brides and grooms-to-be, but the set-up instructions are really quite simple. The rentable lights have seven built-in color options, plus they’re completely customizable to create the perfect mood for your wedding.

One welcome side effect of DIY lighting is the cascade of color that shines throughout the room. As you can see in the photo above, the entire space has been transformed, from the ceiling to the illuminated table settings.

While creating the perfect ambiance is essential, we understand that color scheme and theme are incredibly important to couples in the wedding planning process. This Orlando ballroom was customized using a mix of preset blue uplighting and custom sea green to create an underwater Atlantis theme. The result? Stunning.

The affordability of DIYuplighting is what really impressed us here at The Plunge Project. At only $17 per light, an ordinary space can be transformed into a wedding-worthy venue. This 10×30 tent in Glendale, California looks picture-perfect with only eight uplights:

The proof is in the pictures, and we just love how simple DIYuplighting makes the entire process. From checking availability online, to the easy set-up, and pre-paid return shipping label, DIYuplighting is our top pick for beautiful, affordable lighting for your dream wedding.

Creating a Vintage Wedding

Creating a Vintage Wedding

When brides begin the wedding planning process, they want to pull-off a unique experience they’ll always remember. No one sets out to create a cookie cutter wedding, but the limitless options make it difficult to stick to a distinctive theme. If you have a fondness for all things retro, why not create a vintage wedding that’s totally you? Here at The Plunge Project, we’ve come up with some simple (but completely effective) ways to achieve a retro wedding that you and your guests will also remember! So let’t jump into Creating a Vintage Wedding.

Bridal Style: A tea length swing dress is perfect for a vintage bride. However, any bridal gown can be transformed with accessories, makeup, and a retro hairstyle. Consider donning red lips or a smoky eye on your wedding day, and choose a wavy style or braided updo to create a glamorous vibe. A brooch or flower can be added to put a picture-perfect finishing touch on this vintage style.

The Girls: Choose bridesmaid dresses with a retro feel. If you’re not adverse to patterns, polka dots or floral designs work beautifully. Halter dresses or full-skirt options are often not difficult to find. Choose a hairstylist and makeup artist who are comfortable creating that vintage look, and treat your favorite gals to a flashback makeover!

The Guys: Once you’ve decked out the ladies, it’s time to think about the gents. Bowties, thin suspenders, vests, and hats can convert a basic tux into antiquated perfection. Add a pop of plaid to complete the retro vibe.

Bring on the Bling: Not only can a retro bride deck herself out in ‘diamonds’ and pearls; she can use them to decorate, too! Many florists are more than happy to incorporate these fancy adornments into bouquets and other décor, making this a fabulous way to add a flashback feel to your vintage wedding.

Music Matters: The right music can transport wedding guests to another era. “I Wanna Be Loved By You” will take friends and family straight back to the roaring 20’s, while “In the Still of the Night” is ideal for a 50’s celebration. Lists of top love songs can be found for each and every decade online. Mix and match, or choose one era and go for it!

Small, subtle touches will ensure you create a memorable vintage experience you and your guests will never forget.