How do I light my wedding tent?
Outline: Use traditional C7/C9 bulbs and cords to outline the edges of your tent. Run white cord along the rim of the tent then fill the cord with your choice of a transparent clear bulb or a painted bulb. Painted bulbs are muted and have a vintage, retro appeal.
Drape: You can also drape the C7/C9 stringers to the center of the tent as well for maximum impact. Mini lights can be draped either alone or wrapped in fire-retardant fabric to the center of the tent to cast a warm glow on your guests.
100 Clear Mini Lights
C7 Bulbs Clear
C9 Bulbs Clear
C9 Bulbs Opaque White
C9 Cord 50 feet White Wire
C9 Cord 100 feet White Wire
Clear Rope Light
Edison Bulbs & Cords
20 Clear Mini Lights
15 Clear Mini Lights
Wide Angle Warm White LED
Icicle Lights Clear
What bulbs / cords do I need to light this wedding tent?
Wedding tent lighting: This tent is decorated with 300 opaque white C9 bulbs on white wire - 2 100 foot cords and 2 50 foot cords. The C9 sets are clipped to a wire all around the edges of the tents then draped to tops of the supporting poles.
Seventeen sets of clear mini lights on white wire (4 inch spacing) are wrapped in plastic tablecloths to accent the poles and add more texture to the ceiling of the tent. We've seen them draped without fabric bare and that looks stunning as well.
Check out this Wedding Tent wish list.
It contains all of the sets, bulbs and cords used in this project. Use the list as a starting point for choosing the lights for your own wedding tent.
Lighting Wedding Reception Tables
Battery lights are perfect for wedding reception centerpieces and for accenting your flowers as well as aisle accents. Use icicle curtain lights under fabric to set off your sign in table.
Warm White Micro LED
Pure White Micro LED
Icicle Lights Clear
Battery Operated Mini Lights
Lighting Bridal Bouquets
Add sparkle to your evening wedding by tucking in a string of battery lights. See our DIY article on lighting your bridal bouquet!