Lighting can really set the mood for an evening wedding. From lining the aisle with lights, to placing candles on tables, the right lighting can change the atmosphere of a room. Buying candles in bulk or renting lights can be expensive. If you buy lights, you can be left with many fixtures you don’t need. If you want to save money, try creating lighting fixtures from items you will use well into the future in your new home.
For the DIY Bride, we love these jar lights. On the make-it-yourself scale we rank this as extremely easy. All you need are rope lights and a jar. Bundle up the rope lights in the jar and plug them in near by. You can get creative by putting other items in the jar with the lights, such as glitter or glass balls. You can even place memorabilia that remind you and your partner of important memories in your relationship. If you are having a theme wedding, on the tables change the jar contents for each idea.
We recommend using basic holiday lights or LED lights so they do not get too hot. For convenience, use strands of battery powered holiday lights so you don’t have to worry about plugging them in.
After the reception and the honeymoon, you can reuse the rope lights around the house or during the holidays. We happen to love the look of lit trees in the summer at night and the jars can be used for storage and cooking for years to come.
You can find old-fashioned jars like these at thrift stores, flea markets, cooking stores and of course on BravoBride.