Special Effects

How To Create An Incredible Event Space Using Special Effects

If you’re planning a big event, but you’re not sure how to set up your event space just right, don’t stress. The team at Snaptured are the experts in creating unforgettable party and event experiences, so we know a thing or two about setting up your event space to ensure it leaves your guests speechless. Since 2016, we’ve been hiring out premium-quality special effects to make your event a night to remember. Here are a few tips and tricks on using special effects to create a spectacular event space.

Decorate Thoughtfully

When your guests walk into your party, wedding, or event, the first thing they’ll notice is the decorations in the room. Here are a few tips on how you can impress them from the get-go.

  • Organise a theme. Now, this doesn’t mean ‘pirate party’, or ‘everyone wears black and white’. A theme can be as simple as ‘eclectic grandma decor’, or ‘gold’. When all your decorations are cohesive, the room will look so much more appealing. 
  • Colour scheme. Regardless of your theme, we recommend sticking to a couple of colours for your palette. You can vary the shades of these colours, but to avoid overwhelming your guests, it’s best to stick to some core colours. You can run with your colour scheme throughout your event, right down to the colour of the confetti in your confetti cannons. 
  • Sometimes less is more. You don’t have to go overboard with balloons, streamers, a banner, flowers, glitter, and every other decoration you see unless you want to. You can keep your decorations to a minimum and focus more on tying together all the things you want to incorporate.


Consider Your Lighting

When people plan event spaces, they too often overlook lighting. However, a carefully considered lighting plan can completely transform any room, so it may be worthwhile to consider. Here are a few tricks to make the most of your lighting.

  • Consider uplighting. Venue uplighting can help you draw the attention of your guests toward a sign or feature of the room. When used in corporate functions, uplighting can emphasise your brand name or logo. Additionally, it creates some pretty spectacular lighting for selfies, especially when positioned under light-coloured, gentle fabrics. 
  • Control the atmosphere. Lighting plays a massive role in the emotions, attention-span, and attitudes of your guests. Make sure your lighting accentuates the mood you want to elicit from your guests. 
  • Play with colour. You can match your lighting to your colour scheme, or you can choose your favourite hues, but don’t shy away from using colour in your lighting.

Make The Space Feel Magical

When your guests attend your event, you want them to be transported out of their everyday lives and into a headspace where they can relax and have a good time. There are several ways you can create a mystical, magical atmosphere in your event space using special effects.

  • Hire a dry ice machine. Dry ice machines create a fog that twists and flows across the ground playfully. It has the power to make an ethereal cloud for a first dance at a wedding or to build a spooky atmosphere for a Halloween party. Either way, when you rent a dry ice machine, you’re investing in some other-worldly effects. 
  • Get creative with music. Nothing relaxes or excites people quite like the right playlist. Make sure your music reflects the mood you’d like to create for your party. 
  • Rent a photo booth. At Snaptured, you can hire a state-of-the-art photo booth to capture photos of your guests so you can treasure the night forever. You can create a stunning, magical backdrop to feature in all your photos. 

Wow Your Guests

If you’re looking to go all out for your event, then the team at Snaptured have some incredible special effects that will leave your guests in awe.

      • Rent a confetti cannon. Nothing says celebration quite like a confetti cannon! Fill it with whichever coloured confetti you’d like and organise to set it off at the perfect time. They’re ideal for weddings, gender reveal parties, and birthdays. 
      • Hire indoor fireworks. When you’re looking for that luxurious touch for your event, you can’t look past an indoor fireworks display. Also called a sparkular, these gorgeous fireworks are a safer, more affordable, and more controlled alternative to real outdoor fireworks.  

If You’re After Special Effects Equipment, Contact Snaptured

When you need to hire special effects, Snaptured has you covered. Since 2016, we’ve been supplying south-east Queensland with the highest-quality event equipment at the best prices. We love helping our customers create a night (or day!) they’ll never forget. We work hard to create custom party solutions that suit the needs and budget of each of our customers. If you’re looking to hire confetti cannons, a dry ice machine, or any other special effects for your next event, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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    Snaptured was an incredible photo booth service for our wedding and they are also so affordable. They went above and beyond to make our night so special, and we are so grateful. Couldn’t recommend enough!

    Tayla Dillon

    Fantastic service!! We had a photo booth for our engagement party and it was great! The two attendants were professional and friendly, nothing was a problem for them. Fun range of props. Would definitely recommend!!

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    Absolutely amazing addition to our wedding night! The service was exceptional, not a single fault at all, such an easy process from start to finish and the guest book they provided is amazing! 100% recommended to anyone.

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    The Photo Booth contributed to a fantastic celebration. Our guests were so into it and the book of snapshots we got to keep afterwards is priceless. Great service. Definitely recommend Adam and his team!

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