What You Need to Know About Spotlights


What Is a Spot Light?

A spotlight is typically a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly onto a place or person, especially a performer on stage. In the event industry, we like to be a little more specific with using the word “spotlight.”  

We like to use the phrase “pin spotting” as a subtle yet incredibly dramatic style of lighting for your event. We can coordinate with your mood board to help highlight the focal points of your event.  

So, how can you use lighting to give your next event an elegant flair? Read our latest blog below for more.👇

5 Ways to Illuminate Your Event with Spotlights

Spotlights can be a great way to add some drama and create a memorable atmosphere for events and weddings. Here are five ways to use spotlights effectively:

Highlight the main event 

One of the most common uses for spotlights is to highlight the main event, such as the couple during a first dance or the speaker at a conference. A well-placed spotlight can draw the eye to the most important person or moment and create a sense of excitement and anticipation. This creates a dramatic and visually appealing effect that draws attention to the special moment.  


Create a focal point

If you have a centerpiece or other decorative element that you want to highlight, spotlights can help draw attention to it. This is especially effective if the centerpiece is on a raised platform (such as a wedding cake) or in a darker part of the room.  


Set the mood

Pin spots can be used to create a specific atmosphere, such as a romantic, moody feel or a bright and cheerful one. Colored spotlights can be especially effective for this, as they can create a unique and memorable ambiance. If there is a stage for performances or speeches, you can use spotlights to illuminate the speakers or performers, making them stand out and enhancing the overall impact of their presentation.  


Add some movement

By moving spotlights around during an event, you can create a sense of movement and energy. This is especially effective during dance performances or other high-energy moments. 


Enhance the décor

Pin spots can be used to highlight the details of the event decor, such as an intricate floral arrangement or a unique piece of art. This can help guests appreciate the thought and effort that went into creating the overall aesthetic of the event.

Book Your Event Lighting and Leave Your Guests In AWE

Altared Weddings & Events are here to help make your event truly memorable and will provide you with all the lighting you need! They will be there through every step of the process; from planning to installation and set-up, to tearing down. If you are ready to create AWE for your event, schedule an appointment with Altared Weddings & Events today!  

Industry Trends: Hybrid Events 💻

According to Markletic, the popularity of hybrid events has steadily increased over the past few years. In 2022, 71% of organizations with 5000+ employees hosted hybrid events. This is an event industry trend that’s expected to grow in 2023. 

New generations of event planners have seen how a combination of virtual and in-person elements can boost event sustainability and accessibility. They envision the event industry to continue in this direction. This is not the only reason why hybrid events will be one of the big 2023 event trends. 

Event attendees’ desire to meet in person is at a record high, but event planners are hesitant to go back to fully in-person events for 2 reasons: travel and venue costs. Prices of energy, fuel, and inflation are rapidly increasing all over the world. This will drive event planners to host more hybrid events to avoid the high expense of running a traditional in-person event. 

Hosting hybrid events allows more attendees to participate without feeling that they must attend in person to gain value. Organizations can spend less on operating costs, while still bringing impactful content to their attendees.