Post # 1
I am doing my ceremony at a hotel in a ballroom and was wondering on what I should do for the altar area ( draping, big columns with arrangements )
I don’t want to spend a lot on that portion.
Down the aisle I have a aisle runner(personalized) and on each side I will have 4 vases filled with water and a floating votive on top with ribbon along each aisle chair.
I never thought about the background for once we walk up to the officiant.
Please please help with suggestions besides a naked wall!
Post # 3
You could do a flower arrangement on each side of you that is sitting on some columns. Kind of like this:
Post # 4
Not knowing much about the look you are going for or your color scheme, here area few ideas:
you could hang a wreath or your initials on the wall:
rent two tall shrubs in large pots to frame the space:
or frame it with candelabra on either side:
upright birch poles in box or planter: (can’t find a pic of what I’m thinking of but just the birch- no greenery)
or place a simple pergola:(these can be rented from florists, rental centers or garden centers)
Post # 5
THese are all great Ideas, but the theme is enchanted eveningish..
The wall as you can see is very very plain.. So with that said, would the columns and candelabras be enough to jazz it up and would a riser make it better? a little less to decorate?
Post # 6
I think some height (like a riser) would be good, a few columns with some pretty flowers and perhaps some larger vases (like the ones down the asile) with floating candles somewhere. Don’t get too worried about it though, the real decoration at the front of the ceremony will be the two of you! 🙂
Post # 7
i dont think there’s much you can do to the walls of the ballroom without bookoo bucks
i am also having a hotel wedding, and i was told it’ll cost $1000 PER WALL to put sheer or white draping. 4 walls = $4000 or so, so i am pasing on that idea!
Post # 8
@FinallyGettingMarried: Do you think if I draped one wall with my own Sheer Fabric and put the podium/columns with floral arrangement it would look tacky? let me know what idea you come up with? I would never try and do all four walls.. Focus on the front people the front
Post # 9
you should look for a local prop company for a background. I’ve seen some really cool ones that are only like $1-300 to rent. some are available at places that rent chairs and linens and are usually white columns or arches with white lights and fabric. others that i’ve seen have been found at prop rental places or theater supply companies that are like a sunset or a starry evening sky or something. depending on what you’re looking for, this could work.
Post # 10
hmmm i dont know about doing it yourself, b/c you need/want the poles to be high so people dont see the top of the drapping poles.
i’m kinda lazy so i would trust a professional instead of trying to figure out the logistics myself… plus, it probably looks better if a professinoal company does it. covering 1 wall should be okay
we’re not covering walls with draping, we’re doing the whole 4 walls with patterned/textured uplighting. that’s approx $2000 for 4 walls, including labor, which is half the draping cost.