Use the stud finder to locate the ceiling joists so you don't accidentally line a fixture up for installation in a spot where one is located because this can throw your entire installation off.
When Audun Carlsen arrived for his second meeting with Boy George, he says that the former pop star, with the help of a larger accomplice, grabbed him and handcuffed him to a "fixture" in Boy George's bedroom.
If you've ever seen a ceiling fan that looks huge compared to the rest of the room, you'll understand the importance of proportion when selecting a light fixture, especially one that's as central to the design of a room as a chandelier.
If your venue has a chandelier that uses electric candle bulbs, check the light fixture carefully for burned out bulbs a day or two before your event, or ask the venue's coordinator to be sure the fixture is properly serviced.
While remote transformers provide a cleaner-looking fixture design, they are most commonly used in new construction jobs only as surface-mounted transformers are easier to install in a room that's already finished.