I Do Not Like My Venue/Decor advice

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

To be perfectly honest, it looks fine to me! A fairly standard and typical venue. The carpeting on the stairs isn’t my favorite, but it’s not bad and it’s such a small detail. I say stay where you are and quit looking at other venues.

Post # 3
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357 posts
Helper bee

ruphiolis:  Are you serious? That place looks amazing! I wish my venue was like this!!

Post # 4
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

ruphiolis:  I agree that the carpet on the stairs is not ideal but I probably wouldn’t lose a substantial amount of money over it…how much was the deposit? And is your dream venue still even available?  Overall I don’t think it is a bad looking venue, I like the wood accents and stuff on it! And you will make it your own with your decor. What do you have planned?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

ruphiolis:  Hmm tricky! If that’s not your style then I can understand why you’re not in love with it, some of the decor is pretty over the top.

If you do decide you should stick with this one, its certainly not the end of the world. It looks presentable and professional (just not the ‘look’ you may be after). It could definitely be worse – it’s not like its some heinous town hall with shabby wall paper and broken tiles on the floor! lol

However, if you really, really aren’t happy with it, could you pay your parents back for the deposit and look elsewhere? have you seen anything else you like? It really depends on personal priorities at the end of the day. The reception venue was a big one for me but other people really aren’t that fussed. It truly isn’t the end of the world and once all your loved ones are in that room with you and your new husband, you’ll have a wonderful day no matter what! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ruphiolis:  I think the venue is gorgeous! I am sorry that it’s not what you wanted. Don’t know if this helps, but how do you think you’ll feel in 5 years, 10 years, about the venue? Might help you decide what to do. 

Post # 9
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

ruphiolis:  I would be happy to have a wedding there.   The grand staircase will make an awesome entrance for you and your Dad if that is how you it is done iin your culture. I think it’s the lights on the banister that don’t work for me. You can do a search on Pinterest etc and find lots of ideas for decorating the banister and the stairs.

There is one pic in their gallery where the bride and groom are posed under a sign that says CaraHills. I would cover that up with a banner, sign, large paper flowers etc.

Tell us something about your wedding- theme, color palette, time of year, time of day etc.

Post # 12
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are allowed candles, you could do cylinder vases on both sides of the stairs and use silk petals to cover up a good portion of the stairs

Candle lit staircase at Fairmont Hotel Seattle Wedding

you could place runners down both sides of the carpet on the stairs- not on the area where you would walk. This is not a runner but it gives the same effect. You would have to staple the runner in place where the tread and riser meet, but it wouldn’t harm the carpet at all.

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss

 By keeping the runners on the sides, you and your Dad and Groom will not be at any risk of slipping.

Post # 14
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ruphiolis:  Even if they don’t allow candles, you can get the same look with battery operated LED candles.

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