How Much You Should Spend on Your Lighting

If you are looking into spicing up your event, then you may want to consider investing into setting up some special lighting or other effects. Effects such as lighting, fog machines, or confetti blowers have the potential to deliver an experience that goes beyond listening to music. While it has become typical for a lot of these special effects to be included in many performance packages, it pays to be aware of certain expenses that can boost the price of your event. In the information below you’ll discover what kind of devices are available and how much items cost if that is the route you choose to take. Depending on the entertainment you choose to hire they may or may not provide the equipment necessary to host an outstanding event. While devices such as foggers, mirror balls, and fog machines can make a spectacle, they can also be an expensive investment if included as part of your entertainment’s package. Because some entertainers tend to overcharge on the equipment portion of their contracts, you should be aware of the average cost for the equipment you deem necessary for your event. Lighting Equipment The scope of your event is the most significant determining factor of how much you can expect lighting for your venue to cost. The accumulated expenses can build up quite quickly if you’re looking to light up an entire wedding or a sweet sixteen, while an event such as a birthday may not inquire such a hefty lump sum of cash. When you are trying to figure out a lighting budget, it is essential to know exactly what you want and what you are looking for. You may find the lighting your entertainment provides to be lackluster, while at other times some of the lighting equipment they provide may be unpractical for your event. As far as specific prices are concerned, it varies depending on the venue itself. Lighting can cost anywhere between $50 to $2,000. The easiest way to find an exact figure is to do your research. For example, if your entertainment is providing their own equipment, determine how much the material they are offering is worth. Once you learn that figure, it will be that much easier for you to plan how you budget your lighting. Fog Machines Fog machines have a subtle yet highly atmospheric effect on events. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Halloween to take full advantage of these machines. While it can seem a little excessive to include a fog machine for some, fog machines can be a relatively inexpensive way to add that extra dash of excitement you didn’t know you were missing. The devices similarly, vary in pricing depending on the venue and can go from as low as $40 to as high as $1,000 depending on the size and the quality of the fog itself. Do Your Research The principal idea is not to forget to consider the expenses of your special effects and to have somewhat of an idea how much specific material costs so that way you can determine the most inexpensive options. Lighting and fog effects are some of the most popular alternatives to create an atmosphere, but they are still a small aspect of your event’s atmosphere. There is also decorations, mirror balls, assortments of flowers and many other decorative options to consider when determining expenses. Staying ahead of the game by know exactly what to look for helps you in figuring out what you can afford for your event. Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit