Post # 1
In lieu of an actual reception, we are simply serving our guests cake and champagne after the ceremony at the church. Unfortunately, the room that we are required to use isn’t particularly pretty. One side isn’t too bad (curved wall with lots of windows) but the other side is drab (wall made of dark wood cupboard doors – it’s where they store the Sunday school toys).
My question is: do I set up the drinks and cake against the cupboard doors (will look a bit rubbish but then at least any guests who hang around in doors can sit in the nice window area) or do I place the cakes and drinks over by the windows (in the hope of luring the guests away from the drab side of the room)?
The third option would be to try to disguise these cupboard doors – if you have a suggestion as to how (relatively cheaply and easily), please let me know!
Post # 3
I would much rather have the view while eating. You can certainly decorate the wall if you are allowed. The options there are endless.
Post # 4
A friend of mine had her reception in a gymnasium, but covered the walls with white fabric. Perhaps you could cover the cupboards and make it seem like there’s nothing behind?
Here is the wedding I was talking about. You can see the draping behind head table and off to the left (although they didn’t cover the bball hoop.
Post # 5
@castaway83: That looks amazing! I would’ve never guessed it was a gym.
@RainStorm: We are using curtains on tension rods to cover some walls. It is inexpensive, and give you a lot of look for not too much investment. I have also seen people do a “wall” of ribbons, balloons, or paper flowers.
Post # 6
@castaway83: Wow! I wonder how easy it is – was worried that it’d just look like I stapled a sheet up…
Post # 7
@RainStorm I wish I had more info, but her wedding was out of town and I had no involvement. I definitely am copying some of her decorations though!! (Yarn wrapped bottles, paper lantern spacing)