Post # 1
Hey Bees! This is my first post as a newly engaged woman! My FI and I are about to book our ceremony venue but I’m scared! The front of the chapel is very plain and I want to make sure that I can easily make it more visibly interesting. I don’t want my pictures to look like I’m standing in front of a blank wall. What are your ideas for an economical fix for an ugly, plain chapel!
Post # 3
Welcome and congratulations on your engagmeent!!!!
Depending on what your chapel will allow, you could possibly string up some twinkle lights and / or some sort of garland, or maybe some strings hanging down with crystals or shells?
Can you post a pic of the chapel front? That would probably help spark some of the Hive’s creativity.
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive…can you do anything with candles…I saw a beautiful picture of a wedding with LOTS and LOTS of candles at the altar…
Post # 5
what are your colors and theme also so we can kind of suggest things along those lines:)
Post # 6
Thanks for your suggestion ladies. We will be getting married September 18, 2010 in our alma mater’s chapel. I don’t have a picture of the chapel at the moment but I will take one tomorrow when my mom and I stop by so she can have a look. The colors I am thinking right now are slate gray and mustard yellow. The chapel is a baby blue color(which is my biggest concern) and has just plain, off-white walls behind the altar. I’ll post the picture ASAP! 🙂 Thanks again!
Post # 7
Florists and event companies rent props that can help spruce up the alter area. Flowers (two waist high pillars or metal stands with large vase flower arrangements behind alter on either side), candles (large candelabras or a few single candle holders on metal stands), and even drapery. How special & personal you’re getting married in your alma mater’s chapel!!! Lots of options so don’t be scared…much easier to add some interest to a blank wall than have to camouflage an ugly stained glass piece or circa 1970 decor behind the altar (which I’ve seen plenty of). All eyes will be on you and your dress anyway.
Post # 8
Hive! Here is the picture of the front of the chapel. Not the best lighting as it was taken at 9 am in a poorly light room. Let me know your suggestions!
Post # 9
I’m having the same problem (don’t have a photo yet). However, I love the beadboard background.
I’ve seen neat things done with a table draped with a cloth and covered in pillar candles of different heights.