December 1st

Photo credit: 

Hoffer Photography

Tip of the Day: "The right lighting for your event will make it memorable and beautiful. The wrong lighting for your event will completely hijack your wedding pictures, leaving everyone looking like Smurfs dancing with Barney and friends," says Heather Thomas from Heatherlily.

She adds, "If you're interested in lighting, discuss it with your event designer and florist, and please run it past your photographer. Don't get caught up in a 'too good to be true' lighting package. Seek out a professional lighting technician to discuss lighting techniques. They can explain the difference between pin spot lighting, color wash lights, gobos and lekos. They'll also guide you to choosing the right colors that will complement your guests’ skin tones."

Plus, check out 15 Fun Ways to Light Up Your Wedding.