Post # 1
…and I just sent the deposit last week.
Some backstory: I’m far away from where we’re getting married and my FH is local there (for now). I saw this venue online and I thought it looked beautiful. He went to check it out and thought it was great so we booked it.
Fastforward to now, I’m finding all kinds of stuff I’m not ecstatic about. Here is the venue:
We’re having the ceremony and reception in the same place (its an old converted church) and while the ceremony will be fine, we’re not allowed to have an aisle runner, which really irks but its not the biggest deal.
The biggest problems I have are with the reception. Our colors are olive green/black/silver. Those bloody red handrails are going to stick out like sore thumbs. We can’t tape, tack, or otherwise stick anything to them so aside from getting some rare earth magnets and a loooooot of fabric, we can’t cover them up.
Because they are so particular about their floors (I can’t really blame them with that gorgeous hardwood), I am having trouble figuring out how I am going to show which area is dance floor without roping it off.
I actually get to see the place in person in April so I am hoping the in person visit can get rid of the buyers remorse feelings. I just don’t want my wedding to end up looking terrible. 🙁
Post # 3
I like the stained glass and the high ceilings! I think it’s a really nice looking place and from the pictures that you posted last week…it’ll be even more stunning once decorated. Take a breath and wait to see how you feel once you get to see it in person.
Post # 4
I’m sorry. I’m sure when you visit in April you’ll be able to figure everythng out.
Post # 5
1: the handrails. Cover them! I’d drape fabric over them and tie it off in places with ribbon. I bet it would look lovely!
2: the dance floor. Get some lights in there, girl! If you shine specific lights/colored lights in the dance floor area, or surround it with mini spotlights on the floor shining upwards, that might have a cool effect. Check into what kind of lighting you can get!
3: don’t stress. I had a different venue before this one, and I just kept not imagining how it would look. Once I looked at pictures of it fully decorated and saw someone I knew who got married there, my fears were alleviated!
Post # 6
Thats the thing, I’ve seen pictures of it fully decorated and the red railings look like crap. Nobody was ever able to successfully cover them up.
I hope I’m just freaking out. In the meantime, I’m going to start investigating event designers/decorators. 🙂