(Closed) how do i spruce up this space?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Paper lanterns!

Post # 5
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I would either google it or search on here for the paper lanterns. They look great! Another option is draping fabric but that is time consuming!

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: October 2009

I am always on the school of thought that lighting is everything! If it is in your budget I would turn off those super bright lights and use uplighting on the walls vs. trying to drape fabric. Do you happen to know if those lights dim? If so, you could dim them and then use candles to set the mood.

The same can happen with paper lanterns, have the room a little darker with the glow of the lanterns.

And for the stage, are you having dancing? Cause I’m thinking that stage would be a rocking dance floor! And it would be really cool to have your first dance elevated! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree with uplighting, and it can actually be done really cheaply!  I can’t remember where I saw the tip, but for just a few dollars, you can pick up some bright lights at Target or Home Depot.  Then you make a box to cover it (likely with wood) and paint it to make it pretty.  Finally, you cover the side of the box the light will be shining through with Saran Wrap of the color you want your lighting to be.  Voila!  You have uplighting for less than $10 per light.

I think if you combined that with turning off the overhead lights and then maybe stringing a bunch of small white Christmas lights all over the ceiling, it would look really magical.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m with the others that say uplighting is a great way to spruce up the place.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with PP about the uplighting, you can get them to show up the walls in different colors.  There are some threads in DIY that talk about where to get them and how to work them.  good luck 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pvaultingirl: I am also using a church hall which looks alot like yours. I plan to use a combo of lots of draped tulle, string lights and candles to create the soft dim lit look that I want

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our primary decor was DIY lighting–uplighting, paper lanterns, backlit menus and signs, candle centerpieces. Here is a link to how we did it.

This is our venue at normal times:

Here is what it looked like when we finished decorating it:

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@RayRayFurious:  I think I found my version of the instructions elsewhere, but they were very similar.

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