(Closed) Not feeling so great about the venue anymore…

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am using an old school house that is now a community center. It is on the ocean and also looks worn (cause it is!). There is probably also going to be a little construction that won’t impact function, but won’t look pretty. However, I am using that to my advantage. My tastes run to the formal and high end, but most of my guests (as in our families) are more comfortable in a bowling alley. At this place we can do pastoral chic and still feel stylish, without alienating people.

Sea side places especially lend themselves to this approach. Choose colors that look windswept, and use lots of natural materials and varied textures.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think your idea to go with it is perfect. Do you have a DOC or planner? They should be able to give you some tips on how to decorate it better. The faucet and any other stuff that’s necessary to hygiene and such should be fixed asap, though.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think you can totally make this work. One idea might be leave just a few areas open to your guests as opposed to the whole property. That way, you can focus your time and money on a smaller area and really make it look fabulous!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

And if the bathrooms seem like they could be an issue (from a functional perspective), maybe check out renting one of those port-a-potty trailers (basically a 4 stall bathroom on wheels) so you’re guests aren’t left without a commode.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Candlelight covers a multitude of sin. You can make it work sister!

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