Post # 1
I booked my venue based on the fact that the room was very neutral and I didn’t have to worry about ugly carpet or curtains that would dictate the color scheme I wanted to use. I made all of my deposits and picked my colors (mint green, navy blue and gold) and even got the bridesmaids dresses (mint green). Then my venue put these fugly curtains up:I they completely clash with my color scheme and make the ivory table cloths look pink! I’ve asked if they can be taken down for my wedding and the venue said they wouldn’t. I don’t know what to do! If these curtains had been hanging before I booked the venue I think I might have chosen a different color scheme or venue, but now it’s too late to back out. Is there something I can do with uplighting or a faux curtain I could hang over them to hide them?
Post # 3
Did they give you a reason why they won’t take them off for your wedding? I don’t see why they have a problem with that?
I’m not sure if you would want to but maybe you can get out of your venue contract? It’s not what you have signed up for anymore!
I guess I would just try and talked them into taking the curtains off, just explain why you choosed their venue in the first place.
Post # 4
Meh, they’re not that bad. What time is your shindig? do you have to keep the bright overhead lighting on? When it’s time for dancing and such I would just use the chandeliers, dim the other lights and cut the florescents and add candles. They will just recede as background I swear – no one will ever think anything of it or notice it. It’s not a loud color.
Post # 5
observer: I second that! I love pink & mint!!!
Post # 6
I can’t even tell you the colors of the curtains at my venue. I doubt anyone is going to be thinking about the curtains and how they may or may not clash with your colors.
Post # 7
observer: Ditto. I actually think those curtains will help make your colour scheme pop more than anything else. It’ll be beautiful.
Post # 8
From the pictures, I can’t even tell what color the curtains are. They almost come across as neutral. In less light, they will likely just fade into the background.
Post # 9
The curtains aren’t that bad I don’t think. Are you having the room fully lighted through the dinner/reception? Dimming down the lights will help as well.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I don’t think they’re that bad, but you’re not me & you’re obviously concerned about it. Can you buy your own drapes to hang over/cover theirs?
Post # 11
amanda.e.houlihan: i wouldn’t worry about that. no one will pay attention to the curtains. they are really not that bad looking.
my venue had mint green walls and navy blue curtains, no one noticed. Our wedding was at night. So you couldn’t notice the colors of the walls or the curtains. All eyes will be on your and your FI anyway!!
just for reference, below is my sweetheart table with the windows and cutains behind us. and my centerpieces. This picture was taken while it was still daylight.
i booked my venue because it was a true vintage ballroom. the floor to ceiling windows and huge dance floor was perfect.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
NO ONE will notice what color the curtains are.
Post # 13
observer: This is very good advice!
I appreciate it’s probably a bit of a shock for you that they changed them, and didn’t mention they planned to change the decor, but the curtains are fine. I really doubt anyone will notice.
I think your only alternative could be draping something over them. Do the venue have more of the ivory tablecloths – you could use those if they agree so that it ties into the rest of the room.
Post # 14
Hi everyone. Thanks you all really made me feel a lot better about this. I think you’re right. The reception will be at night and the lights will be dimmed so I’m hoping no one even notices them. Plus we are considering some uplighting so hopefully that will distract people from noticing them. I think I was just freaking out a bit because of how unhelpful the venue has been about this and some other issues weve been dealing with with them, but I agree, it’s not the end of the world. Thanks again!
Also, daizy95, your wedding reception pictures look beautiful! Good job on focusing on the best elements in the room, although it does look like a really nice venue. The color scheme of the room would have gone perfectly with mine!
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
You can always express your dissatisfaction and the other issues and ask for a partial refund.