How Much Do Fairy Lights Cost to Hire for a Wedding in France?

13/03/2023

Fairy lights often play an important role in weddings providing an overhanging canopy to the entire wedding reception, these lights are crucial to creating the perfect atmosphere & look for your traditional French wedding.

So, what is the cost of hiring fairy lights for a wedding in France?

So How Much Does It Cost?

Your hire cost will depend entirely on how many meters you hire. If you want to merely wrap a few prominent venue pillars or wooden beams in the roof of your barn in fairy lights, then you may only spend 200 HT. For more extensive requirements, such as creating a fairy light canopy for your venue, you could spend as much as 1,800 HT

There are all kinds of factors at play when trying to estimate the cost of your fairy lights, so it's challenging to provide a precise figure.

Other Factors That Influence Cost of The Fairy Lights

Beyond deciding the scope of your fairy lights within your overall wedding production, other aspects will factor into the price you pay. For instance, do you want fairy lights that are spaced out or very close together? If you want them close together, that will equate to more strings of lights and, therefore, a higher rental cost.

Finally, your wedding location may also influence how much you pay. Suppose you plan to wed in an exceptionally rural chateau location, for example. In that case, transport and setup costs will be higher than if you are having your nuptials in a less remote location.

Your Personal Choices Will Decide How Much Your Spend on Wedding Fairy Lights

While fairy lights look amazing at weddings to some couples, they are seen as little extras for others. So, in essence, what hire will ultimately come down to how much meters of fairy lights you hire. Our prices start from 2€ HT per meter & have fairy light canopy / weddings packages available for those looking of a turnkey solution.

Please feel free to give Fête24 a call, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through your options and will be able to provide you with an accurate price based on the scope of your wedding plans

Useful/Helpful Tips for Hanging Fairy Lights at Your Wedding

When planning to adorn your wedding venue with enchanting fairy lights, especially for expansive areas like a 12m x 3m canopy, it's crucial to blend aesthetic charm with safety. Here are some expert tips to ensure a stunning and secure fairy light setup:

  1. Stabilize with Guy Lines: To counterbalance the tension from the lights, attach guy lines to each pole's top, anchoring them firmly to the ground at various points. This method not only stabilizes the poles but also evenly distributes the force.

  2. Gentle Sag for Elegance: Avoid over-tightening the lights. Allowing a slight sag not only reduces stress on the poles but also adds an elegant droop to the overall design.

  3. Even Weight Distribution: Make sure the light's weight is uniformly spread across all poles to prevent any from toppling due to uneven load.

  4. Opt for Lightweight Lights: Lighter fairy lights exert less force on the poles, enhancing stability.

  5. Cross-Bracing for Extra Support: If possible, reinforce the poles with cross-bracing, which significantly boosts their stability.

  6. Stronger Anchoring: Enhance the anchoring depth or strength, especially if your setup doesn't include additional ballast.

  7. Pole Quality Matters: Ensure the poles are robust enough to withstand the tension, opting for thicker or more rigid materials if necessary.

  8. Install Lights Gradually: Tighten the lights progressively, adjusting the tension bit by bit to avoid overburdening any single pole.

  9. Seek Professional Insight: Consulting with an outdoor lighting or event setup expert can provide tailored advice for your specific needs.

  10. Safety is Paramount: Prioritize safety in all aspects, from electrical connections to the overall stability of the setup, especially for an event as significant as a wedding.

Incorporating these tips into your fairy light setup can significantly enhance both the visual appeal and safety of your wedding venue. Remember, a well-planned arrangement that balances aesthetics with practical considerations can make all the difference in creating a magical and memorable atmosphere.

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