Post # 1
So I’m about 2 months from the wedding and I thought I could deal with my ugly receotion site, but now I think I need to do more and I’m fresh out of ideas. I need a few new sets of eyes to give me some input please! The wedding colors are midnight blue and silver, with black and white accents. The flowers are white roses. There will be lots of candle light and I want it to be very elegant and romantic. I asked about draping and they said the way we would have to do it would be extremely pricey.
Here is The room undecorated and the tables:
Here are the overlays I am using.
My centerpices are going to alternate between vases of white roses with a blue light in the bottom of the vase and votive candles all around and a set of 3 cylinder vases of varing heights with floating candles on top and rose heads on the bottom and rose petals all around. (Maybe blue lights as well? Not sure). Something like this.
The men are wearing tuxes and I am wearing an elegant lace gown.
Thank you to anyone who can offer some ideas!
Post # 3
If you decide you don’t want to or cannot drape out the walls, I think you need to pick up a bit of color from the wall and use it in the decor. Otherwise I think there will be a clash between your color scheme and everything that is going on in that wallpaper.
Post # 4
@MattandKristin: have you heard of scene setters?They are basically long rolls of temporary wallpaper that you can get in any number of prints. You attach them with 3m removeable adhesive. It does no harm to the wall paper underneath.
This one is from Oriental Trading but they are carried by many different companies, especially party supply places. This is just a night sky.
You can get them in patterns to match any theme:
Roman Hollywood Skyline
or just Architecture
They come in different widths and lengths, so measure the height of the wallpaper and the length of the walls. Do some browsing and see if you can find a pattern that you like for an elegant, romantic wedding.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Whoa these all look like backgrounds from old video games, I love it!! I kinda want that for my house!
Post # 6
Those do look awesome, I will talk to my venue and see if it’s an option! Anyone have any other ideas in case that isn’t allowed? They’re a pretty picky venue.
Post # 7
@MattandKristin: My other thought would be to get black and white prints of the two of you, or wedding pics from your families, blown up to engineers prints at Staples.These are printed on very thin sheets of paper and can be up to 3’x4′. They are inexpenisve- about $7 each.
You can use spray adhesive to attach them to sheets of foamcoare and attach them to the walls with poster putty or 3M adhesive.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Can you hang white draping around the walls? Like this: http://pinterest.com/pin/563372234606037908/
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I am going to say don’t worry about the walls. Make your centerpieces more dramatic and people will focus on them. Seriously!!
Post # 10
@MattandKristin: What is your budget? Because draping works wonders… trust me. We had god awful orange walls in our ball room, and we draped the entire room. It really changes the space. Draping doesn’t put holes in the walls or anything, there are a system of rods that go across and down the walls that the draping hangs on to. So if your venue doesn’t want anything touching their walls, there won’t be.
Also, the color of the wallpaper in that room makes it appear very small. It may just be your photos, however it feels cramped. I would try, whatever you do, to maximize space using decor items that don’t create a barrier in the room (like white draping, mirrors if they will let you hang some, light colors, and key lighting!!). Your table covers are quite busy, so I would keep everything else to a minimum.
Post # 11
Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately since I waited until the last minute pretty much to decide and try to do something about the walls my budget is practically nonexistant. I do agree that the room looks pretty small, but one of the long sides is all windows and french doors, so that helps it open up some. I think they said the draping would be so complicated because of the odd shape of the room, I’m not sure though. Either way I think it will be out of my budget. It will be dark and I’m trying to use very very dim room lighting and lots of candle light and the blue light on the dance floor so hopefully that will distract people from the ugly walls. I was just wondering if there was anything in particular I could do that wouldn’t be very expensive. I’m thinking I might be out of luck though.
Post # 12
Oversized helium filled balloons floating at eye level strategically placed to help block at least parts of it out? Can you take the clock and other items off the wall? Honestly with low lights I don’t think it’ll be that distracting as is.