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Wedding Lighting 101 – What is Pin Spotting?

The proper wedding lighting can completely transform your venue and create a feeling of soft romance or a contemporary yet elegant atmosphere for your wedding day. Wedding Lighting 101 is a series of blog posts by MDM Entertainment to help familiarize brides and grooms to be with the multitude of  decor lighting options available to them for their wedding. Today’s post will answer the question: What is pin spotting?

What is Pin Spotting?

Basically, pin spotting is focusing a miniature spotlight on a small area to highlight that area. Pin spotting is a great way to show off your floral arrangements, wedding cake, place card table or any other items you want to bring attention to

Why Use Pin Spotting?

The most popular use of pin spotting is for floral centerpieces. When the lights are dimmed in a room to create a romantic atmosphere, the floral arrangements unfortunately tend to blend into the background. If you have pin spots on your floral arrangements they will really “pop” and your guests will be able to enjoy their beauty throughout the entire reception.

How Many Pin Spots Do I Need?

Typically large, tall centerpieces require 2-3 pin spots each in order to be able to light them all the way around. Short centerpieces can usually get away with one pin spot if it is placed high enough above the arrangement.

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How Much Does Pin Spotting Cost?

Typically pin spots cost $35-$50 each. This price usually includes the light fixture and the lighting stands or rigging required for installation. You may ask yourself is the extra expense worth it? If you are spending a lot of money on beautiful and elaborate centerpieces and want them to be seen it is definitely worth it. We’ve seen far too many weddings with gorgeous centerpieces that just fade into the background the minute the lights are dimmed.

Before and After Pin Spotting

If you are debating using pin spot lights for your wedding here are some before and after pictures that demonstrate it’s effectiveness.

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Light Up Your Wedding

Now that you know the basics of pin spotting you can begin looking for a  wedding lighting company and a lighting designer to help you bring your vision of your wedding day to light!

For more information on pin spotting for your Chicago wedding or wedding lighting in general contact the lighting experts at MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.

The Purpose Of Wedding Lighting 101: To educate brides and grooms to be, wedding planners, decorators, florists, venues and anyone in the wedding industry about wedding lighting so they can create beautiful settings for once in a lifetime events.

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