Post # 1
So, we had booked our venue over a year ago. They decided to renevate our reception location and not tell us what all they were going to do. They told us they were simply going to expand. Last night, we got invited to the grand re-opening. It is a bit bigger (yay!), but it is SO modern and with BLOOD RED chairs and art hanging on the wall in ORANGE. We already have all of our centerpieces, linens, EVERYTHING ready for a rustic, burlap theme with TEAL accents. It simply will not match. They had brown resin chairs prior and I guess tossed them because they “thought they looked run-down” … UHM! That’s why I WANTED them!!!! Our wedding is less than 3 months away and I am at a loss for words….. WHAT TO DO?!??! What decor/accents could I add in to make this space look a bit more rustic, and how can I turn those red resin chairs into a different kind? HAHA! I am laughing… but not really….. >:[
Post # 2
natalie.pitcher: Do you have a pic of the chairs? Most brides worry way too much about the chairs. The minute your guests sit down the chairs will be covered, by coats, jackets, sweaters, and bodies.
Remember that you can have the chairs removed from one of the tables so your photorapher can get that shot of the table without the chairs.
Teal and orange are actually opposite on the color wheel and go well together. If the artwork really bothers you, have you asked them if they would take it down.? You could replace the pieces with pictures of you and your FI, old family pics, or wedding pics of family members on both sides.
You can have engineer’s prints done at Staples in 3×4″ size for $7.
Apply them to foamcore with spray on adhesive and you have instant artwork at minimal cost.
Post # 3
natalie.pitcher: well, you have three choices… You can try to find a more rustic venue… You can try to cover up their new details and shoehorn in your rustic look… Or you can make some lemonade with these lemons life handed you and try to go with the flow a bit with the modern look.
Did you take pictures of the new space? Do you have pictures of your tael and burlap decorations? Maybe if you posted them, some bees could try to give advice?
just remember – your guests don’t know what your vision was, and no one is going to know any different if what you end up with is not your original vision. They will think it is lovely even if it doesn’t match. Your Pinterest inspiration!
Post # 4
Find some way to add in the some of the new colors, with a few flowers added to your centerpeices or napkins or votive candles. Add some colored ribbon to you burlap. Pictures would help for suggestions but I’m sure you can make it work by just adding a few little things.
My daughter’s venue did something similar. They didn’t change the style but they remodeled and moved everything around so it was a lot more difficult. We lost the lounge for the guys to use before the ceremony and they took out a bunch of seating. We were ticked but we were too far in by then so we went with it. It worked out fine but not like it was originally.
Post # 5
I actually think teal and red look lovely together. Maybe tie in the red with a few poppies in your bouquet or centerpieces. Just a few pops will bring the entire thing together, I think.
Post # 6
Perhaps I should have mentioned that it is also peacock theme. there is no way to tie red in. It’s fine. We are renting white chairs out, though it is out of our budget. We are making it work. But thank you all for helping.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate
natalie.pitcher: Wow they could of least given you a heads up on the major decor change. Lighting would help make the room look more rustic, and would cover up the colors of the walls and chairs. You could do uplighting or lots of candle light. Good luck!