(Closed) Need some ideas..

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

lighting — you get several strands of those cafe-lights (look like giant christmas lights) and use that as lighting instead? dependingon the size of the room you might need a lot. or you could borrow white christmas lights from friends/family and just use a little piece of tape to tag everyone’s lights so you know where to return them. i feel like cutting out the flourescent light would be a big step in making the venue look a lot better and youll need less of other kinds of decorations to dress it up.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Can you put up a tent outside the church??  Maybe that way you could still use the church property, the church catering supplies, tables, chairs, etc….

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second the cafe light route…also, maybe you could go with what they have and make it a little more artistically themed than you would have otherwise…  sometimes when I need decorating ideas I browse the rooms they have set up on anthropologie.com and ikea.com just to get some motivation…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve seen the spot lights that you can make different images on the walls. Like snow flakes or flowers.  The are fairly cheap to rent.  Go onto tent rental sites and you will see some examples and pricing.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

are there any painting or pictures you can put up on the walls?  I agree with vintage, try looking at some spotlights to put images on the wall, that would look nice too.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Maybe you could make the fact that there are no windows work in your favor – how about a romantic look with lots of candles?  It would have the feel of a night-time reception, if you like that!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like the idea of seeing if you’d be able to rent a tent and still use church property.  I don’t really see any way of getting around the lighting without spending some money.

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