Help turn an ugly little room into pretty reception room.

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Would it be out of your budget to rent linens for the tables and chair covers?  Or to hire a company that does fabric draping on the walls/ceiling?  I think that would go a long way in dressing it up, and possibly could be DIY’d if needed.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Tulle wrapped twinkle lights, candles, big glittery snowflakes, round ornaments in your wedding colors, greenery and pinecone centerpieces with candles…the possibilities are endless.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

maybe some drapery from the ceiling…but I have no idea how much that would cost or if you could DIY.

I woud rethink not having tables and chairs. I’m young and would not like standing in heels all night…I’m sure the older people would appreciate seats even more than I would. Also, holding a plate of food and a drink makes it difficult to eat.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Beanne: 

Pros:

  • it’s a neutral room so you can do anything you want
  • it has great high ceilings

Cons:

  • breaks in the material on the walls above the gyprock- do you know what that material is?

You could use sheer fabric draping (white, cream, silver or light blue) froom the high pint of the ceiling ending at the top of the drywall.

You could buy buckets of snowflakes at the dollar store and place them on the upper walls strategically covering the breaks.

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You could get banches from trees, spray paint them white then hang them parallel to the floor just above head height. Add some mini lights if you like. Substitute snowflakes for pomanders.

This is it This is how I want it to look! EMILY WE MUST DO!!!

Keep the focus on the tables by using pretty tablecloths, varying the height of the food trays (place boxes on the tables and cover them with table linen) and adding some decor pieces in lieu of centerpieces. You could even bring some furniture pieces in to add interest.

Winter Wedding Idea -Hot Cocoa Bar at the Reception

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Beanne:  What about hanging the tulle and lights to soften the edge going around the room?  Can you hang one chandelier in the center-and hang ribbon streamers down with snowflakes and/or Christmas balls on the ends? 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Hang Garland You can either gather or fringe tulle, then add lights.  Add LED candles to a chandelier like this one, hang ribbons and snowflakes or Christmas balls?Paris Flea Market Crystal Chandeliers

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

<div>my reception was at a smiliar place like that because   i think bigger actually i cant tell from ur photo but i had an intimate wedding 709ah ppl ) youu hVE TO THINK DECIRATIONS DECORATIOSN DECORATIONS  etc. anyway which the decorations it looked beautiful . ONE OF MY BRIDESMAIDS SAW THE PLACE BEFORE AND DIDNT LIKE IT, AND AFTER WITH THE DECORATIONS SHE SAID IT LOOKED BEAUTIFUL….SO ID Jazz it up with decorations</div>
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<div>sorry caps they were only supposed to be on for decorations decorations my arms in a sling right now sry</div>

 

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

Beanne:  hope that helps!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

amstudent1:  i agree completely maybe go with a diff venue…. tables and chairs are a must………ppl get drunk and want to sit, ppl are in heals and want to sit, they get tired of dancing and want to sit, old ppl always want to sit…. i would not use this venue if you cant have tables and chairs, ur other option is cut the list of ppl 6 tables can still  have like 70ish ppl like i had at my wedding they squeeze in because even from u pic i see amble room for 10 chairs at each table, just squoosh in an extra chair at each table and you can habe a 70 head count

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d be sure you let your guests know ahead of time that they will need to hold their plates while they eat and won’t be able to sit down at any point during the evening. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Centro de recepciones Los Incas

s2bmrscook:  i dont think anyone will go for that honestly…most ppl will probably skip the reception if they know they cant sit…

 

id look for another venue, it needs to be big enough to have atleast enough room for a small wedding 5 tables AND room to dance….and she seems to put it having 6 tables will let her have a place for everyone to sit but no place for the bar, the buffet (maybe they can bring out food instead i did that cuz i personally hate buffets) and a place to dance and a place for the dj to set up…

 

how big is this exactly cuz from the pics i cant tell how big or small it is really

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Beanne:  You don’t have to take the fabric right to the highest point of the ceiling. You could start at the top of the gyprock side wall, swag up to the second beam in on the ceiling, swag across the ceiling to the same beam on the other side, then down to the top of the wall again.

What type of reception are you planning?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Tarp Chapel

If you are doing a church wedding, I am going to assume this is a cake and punch type of reception. Which is fine (that’s what I’m doing as well), but there should be seats in there for your guests. I think your space will look fine with twinkle lights, and candles. I would probably leave the tables in there, just get some table cloths and make wintry centerpieces. All can be bought at Dollar Tree.

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