Festoon Lighting, Edison Chandeliers, Large Lettering, Fairy Lights; It’s no secret that wedding lighting is integral to planning the most memorable moment in your life. Good lighting will enhance the mood of your event and make it even more enjoyable and more unique. As such, finding the best wedding lighting hire company available to cater for these magical moments is a must.

But what determines a great event lighting company?

We’ve taken the time to compile a list of some practical yet important elements to uncover the best wedding lighting company around.

Check Testimonials

It’s not unusual for couples to only meet with their suppliers once, if at all. You can normally find out what you need to know about your suppliers online quickly and easily, provided the necessary information is available. Checking a wedding lighting company’s Google reviews is the simplest way to learn what you need to know about them.

However, ensure the reviews are genuine. Make sure the accounts you’re checking have other reviews that are relevant to their profile. Many small businesses will only get feedback from friends and staff, so make sure to double-check. The best lighting event hire company will have the best reviews on their website, Facebook or Google Reviews, and reading them can give you an idea of the kind of service you should expect.

Seeing is Believing!

If you’re further along in the planning process, you’ve probably already grown tired of hearing a few buzzwords and wish you could forget about them.




…or some combination of these.

Who wants to listen to a business brag about how great it is? They should be able to demonstrate it with ease!

The best wedding lighting company will have an extensive collection of high-resolution photographs. Get as many photos of a company’s work as you can, and try to identify the ones that are geared towards you, and your event. Although it’s great to have a few photos of your exact location, the best wedding lighting company will be able to help you find photos of something similar.

What is even better if you can physically view your chosen venue on a day when your lighting supplier is on site, physically installing for a wedding.

Don’t forget to check social media like Instagram and Facebook for more images, if a lighting hire company doesn’t have images or can supply examples of work, this should be an immediate red flag.

A Variety of Equipment to Choose From

Finally, a successful lighting hire company will have a range of lights and equipment to choose from and help you select the right arrangements to create the perfect atmosphere. The more equipment means the more lighting choices you’ll be able to choose from, thus making your event more interesting and unique.

For the dance floor, this could mean uplighters, fairy lights or giant light up letters, and for the wedding breakfast  area; string lights, our chandeliers or festoon lighting. You want to make sure that every part of your wedding is lit exactly as you want it to be lit; improper lighting will completely ruin the atmosphere of your wedding, causing it to be remembered for all of the wrong reasons.

The most important thing to remember is to maintain a steady line of communication during this process. Consult with your significant other to determine what is most important to both of you in order to ensure that your wedding is one to remember. You’d be amazed at what good lighting can do, and it’ll make the night that much more enjoyable. Not to mention speaking with your lighting company and your significant other to ensure that all of your needs are understood and reflected at the wedding.

How do you want to organise your wedding lighting?


We can Help!

Typical Type has become a leading Northern family business for inspirational and unique wedding and event lighting hire. We’re always happy to travel too – and work regularly not just through Yorkshire, but Lancashire and the North. Don’t forget, we also offer a large range of furniture, event hire and styling items too!

FINALLY – safety

What ever wedding supplier you use for your wedding day, please ensure ALL their equipment is well maintained, PAT tested and most importantly installed correctly!

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