(Closed) Can a Venetian Masquerade be pulled off outside?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Can a Venetian Masquerade be done outside
    Yes - you can make it look very calssy and well done : (13 votes)
    72 %
    Yes - but only if you had draped tents to make it look like you are inside so there is no point : (2 votes)
    11 %
    No - it will end up looking like a Ren-Fair : (2 votes)
    11 %
    No - it will just look stupid : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’d just go for an indoor location–it seems like more trouble than it’s worth to do it outside.

    Post # 5
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Corilee13: I think if you keep it VERY formal (masks and not costumes), it’ll be fine.  Just keep everything REALLY REALLY formal and stay away from the raindow-of-colors tents and stuff and you should be fine. 🙂  

    Perhaps you include a description of what you’re wanting (aka the Venetian Masquerade) it might help people a little more.  I doubt everyone knows what you’re talking about. 🙂 (I’ve done lots of research and know EXACTLY what it’s about, lol)

    Post # 7
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You would still have to decorate the inside venue – so I say spend more money on decorations to emphasize your theme even more and do it outside.

    Plus some of the most beautiful, elegant, and very formal weddings have been outdoor weddings.


    Post # 8
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Zinzerena: I agree. It must be extremely formal.

    I was going to do a Masquerade Ball themed wedding, but I honestly couldn’t afford the quality of stuff that would make it elegant rather than costumey. People kept giving me costume ideas and I was like “no… you don’t get it”. I ended up scrapping the whole idea.

    Here was one of my inspiration pics. *sigh* makes me sad that I didn’t go this route!

    Post # 9
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I can’t help but think of the indoors when I think of a masquerade.  I think it could work in a draped tent, and I think it would be lovely to have a garden area like your pictures to go to escape the main party, but I can’t see a garden as the main area.  I’m sorry.  🙁

    Where is your location?  You might be able to find something for a serious steal.

    Post # 10
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think you could totally pull it off and make it formal and classy. You could use tons of candles, like in your pictures. Some other things to look into might be renting some chandeliers to hang from the trees, covering the trees in lights, draping fabrics through and between the trees. Like this:


    Post # 13
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @zippylef: LOVE the chandeliers hanging from the trees! GORGEOUS.

     @Corilee13: I do think your photos are formal enough, and I love the ones that zippylef posted. I wish I kept more of my inspiration from that theme. I always think about the movie Phantom of the Opera for formalities like that.

    Post # 14
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee

    Out side would be BA. Your super luck that you have a backyard to do this in

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