Post # 1
Hello fellow Bees!!
My wedding is just less than two months away and I have not yet figured out what to do with the exterior of our reception hall!!!! eeeek
It’s not the prettiest bulding for sure so I’m seeking your help with DIY ideas of how I can fancy it up a little without breaking the bank. Our ceremony will also be onsite, but on a hillside overlooking Lake Ontario.
Any suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Post # 3
@JuliosWifey: There really isn’t much you can do to decorate the outside of the building…..Maybe add some nice plants at the entrance!
I would focus on the inside since that is what people will mostly see. Really do it up on the inside so they are in shock when they walk in and trust me they won’t even be thinking about the outside once seeing the inside all done up!
Post # 4
The outside won’t matter at all! The ouside of our building isn’t all that great, either.. just a brick building – nothing special.
Post # 5
I agree with the pp’s that it really isn’t necessary. However, if you want to do something, I would focus on the entry. You already have planters there so you can easily shove a pole in each and attach a crossbar at the top to make an arch. You can wrap it with vines and add flowers- something in your wedding colors. You could also beef up the flowers in the planter itself.
Adding twinkle lights would be very pretty at night. You might have to get a battery operated string if there is no convenient outlet.
You could do something similar with huge paper flowers
Post # 6
If you want to something more, I would place a bench or a table and chairs in the corner. Smokers can use it if you provide a can for those disgusting butts.
Post # 7
@julies1949: That’s actually a great idea! I never thought about creating an arch that way. Even to add something simply with lights and vines would spruce it up to make it feel like the entrance to a wedding reception!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I think @julies1949: idea is great although id line the edge of the roof with fairy lights and then just focus on the door and put a few benches like she said.
If you really want to go all out you could put an aisle runner/carpet thing at the entrance and rent some outside laterns to put over between benches and little tables