Post # 1
I’ve been a long time lurker, but this is my first time posting.
I’m getting married in July and my ceremony and reception venue will be at the same place.
I want to put framed pictures of me and my fiance up somewhere in the reception hall, but of course the facility manager wouldn’t want any marks on the wall. So obviously I can’t use nail and hammer, right? 🙂
Does anyone have any ideas on how to hang stuffs on the wall that won’t make the building manager worry? Some kind of method that doesn’t leave any mark?
I was thinking I could probably have the picture as each table’s centerpiece, but I actually was thinking of something more than that. I want the pictures to be able to fill up the space on the wall. I just hate to see the wall so empty.
Let me know if anyone have any thoughts, please! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
There’s those hangers that they sell on late-night TV…the ones that college dorms recommend. I don’t know what they’re called, but they supposedly don’t leave marks.
If there’s any way to tie something by the ceiling, you could hang photos from colored ribbon. Or place them around the guest book.
Post # 4
I’ve never really heard anything like that, but I’ll look for it.
I took pictures of the venue and the only way to hang stuffs on the ceiling was through the fans… which is kind of sucks 🙁
Post # 5
we use the 3m white plastic hooks for our bathroom towels on the back of the door, and it comes off cleanly. not sure how well it would work for picture frames, but it’s worth trying.
have you looked into wall decals? i know they make them with words, but i haven’t seen any with pictures. but they’re removable…
Post # 6
Have you thought of using an easel?
Post # 8
I originally wanted to do something similar. The church hall didn’t let me do anything. Easels were the only thing they allowed.
Those 3M hooks are great but have peeled off the paint of 3 different apartments I lived in during school. Poster putty will leave stains. You don’t want to have to pay to repaint your venue.
We ended just doing a small picture display in a corner. I actually really glad I didn’t do the other pictures. Guests will really think you are full of yourselves. Yes the wedding is about you but you don’t need poster sized pictures of you hanging on the walls to prove it. Plus, when everything else was decorated you didn’t even notice the walls. It probably would have been too much if their were pictures around.
As for the pictures on the tables I had each table number be a year and then had a picture from that year. I used Photoshop to put it all together and had a short description of what happened that year. People loved them and were wandering around mingling trying to read each one.
Post # 9
I think what some other posters are referring to are command adhesives by 3M. If you use them properly (you have to stretch them correctly as you are removing them) they are good about not pulling paint off the walls. They make a kit specifically for picture hanging that you should be able to find at our local hardware store, target, etc.
Post # 10
Thank you guys!
I’ve also used something similar to the 3M adhesives before. It’s some kind of mounting tabs or something like that and they ended up leaving marks. I have never tryied the 3M ones though so i’ll look for that.
FoxTheHound: Your centerpieces are so cute. Very nice idea. Also, the thing about the pictures on the wall.. of course I wouldn’t want to fill up the whole wall with pictures 🙂 It’s a good point though that guests will probably think you are full of yourselves. I was just envisioning something subtle to personalized the event, but definitely not being too much on that. 🙂
Post # 11
DesignBee ~ Yeah, I know they aren’t supposed to but if the paint isn’t adhered very well (ie. older building like my apartments) it can peel off paint. Either way I know my venue didn’t allow so you should check with them first.
Quickbrownfox ~ I love the name by the way. I too like typography and design but I’m not a professional. I figured you wouldn’t but I just wanted to point that out. : ) That is what the venue coordinator said to me.
We ended up doing two things. 1.) We had that photo display I described above. But to make it kind of different we bought some large sheets of clear acrylic to put the photos on. It made it look a little nicer plus we had a clear glass thing going on so it fit in well.
2.) We ended up having a slideshow set up so I made one for the cocktail hour. I orginally didn’t want this because it’s so overdone but I ended up making surprise family slideshows for the FD & MS dances that went to the music and it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if there was a set up there for no reason.
So you could try those ideas if the wall hanging thing doesn’t work out. Good luck!
P.S. Those are DIY centerpieces. Simple but beautiful.