The Lighting. No one wants to sit under fluorescent lighting at a wedding reception (we get enough of that in our work cubicles, right?), but you also don’t want a space that is so dimly lit that guests are in danger of injuring themselves. Lighting might seem as easy as having a good dimmer or hanging some pretty white lights around the room, but there is actually an art to this. And be careful of candles – make sure they are firmly secured and no where near where guests or bridal party risk catching their floaty party dresses on.