Marquee letter lights burst onto the wedding décor scene with aplomb a few years ago, with the emergence of giant sparkly LOVE wedding letters and the popular MR & MRS letter lights. Fast forward to 2017 and the options are now endless! With several companies now offering the whole alphabet in beautiful illuminated letters, they provide the perfect way to bespoke your wedding day and inject something different and unique into your special day!
Spell it Out!
Here at The Brilliant Hum, we love wedding couples who choose to think a little differently. With companies now offering lots of options to choose from, your options really are endless. Of course, if you are a traditional kind of gal, illuminated LOVE letters continue to remain popular for romantic wedding celebrations. However, if you would like to add a touch of fun to your day how about spelling out something a little quirkier? Perhaps ‘BOOGIE’, ‘LETS DANCE!’ or even perhaps ‘WEDFEST’ for a festival themed wedding?
The sentimental amongst you could take inspiration from popular romantic movies or beautiful and memorable phrases. You could spell out romantic phrases such as ‘MEANT TO BE’, ‘TRULY YOURS’, ‘FOREVER’ or ‘ALL I NEED IS YOU’. Whether you spell out your initials, select something more bespoke, choose a gigantic light up glowing heart or hire out your newly married surname, these fantastic props provide a perfect lighting solution for weddings and special occasions. Beautiful in the daytime, these hire props really come into their own when the light fades and your night time celebrations get under way. Using soft ambient LED lighting technology, they provide a great focal point for your dancefloor and of course, are a wonderful backdrop to your wedding day photographs.
What type of venue do they suit?
Pretty much any really. Available in neutral colours such as satin white or metallic silver, with a choice of classic and contemporary letter fonts, they can look as equally at home in a festival themed marquee or tepee wedding as they do in a traditional country stately home, lighting up a contemporary industrial inner city wedding or decorating a pretty country barn.
Buy, rent or do it yourself?
Although marquee letter lights are available to buy this can prove to be an expensive option. Also consider what you will indeed do with the letters post wedding – they can take up considerable space back home in your living room! If you are on a wedding budget and need to watch the pennies, then there is of course, the option to handcraft your own homemade letters. This marquee lights tutorial from Urban Bliss is a good starting point and should give you a good idea of if it is something you would like to tackle.
Of course, with the advent of summer just around the corner, the popularity of outdoor festival style weddings and the hiring of wedding marquees and pretty boho tepees to host your wedding reception remains ever popular. If you are looking for further inspiration and style edits of just how to use these lovely lights at your own wedding take a look at this boho/festival inspired wedding article featuring marquee letter lights. With ideas on just how to rock the boho trend to the max, this blog post has some great starting tips for planning your special day to perfection.
With the popularity of this choice of wedding décor continuing to rise, and signs of it now infiltrating both the corporate arena and wider events market, we predict this trend is here to stay! Remember though, if you are thinking of having an illuminated sign lighting up your wedding day, remember to enquire early. Many of the top companies get booked up months, even years in advance; especially for the popular summer months.
You have been warned 😲