How to turn a modern art venue into rustic?!?!?! HELP!

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
3014 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
1214 posts
Bumble bee

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
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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 # 7
507 posts
Busy bee
  • 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!

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