(Closed) Church reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about renting draping and some uplighting?  That would really change the look of the room.  There are even easy ways to DIY draping and uplighting that can easily be done.  Think coffee cans and lightbulbs or buying bulk fabric and PVC piping.  It can be done!  Just get creative!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not a church, but we are getting married in a synagogue hall, so I can relate! The space is big like a ballroom but the similarities end there. After lots of deliberating over the cost, I think we’ll probably opt for colored uplighting, pinspotting, and renting nicer chairs and linens. Pipe and drape can make a big impact, too, or hanging colorful chinese lanterns from the ceiling.

Talk to your planner about how to make the biggest impact for the lowest cost. I also have that fear that it won’t be “wedding like”, but I think that once the room is filled with your guests and decorations, it will absolutely feel like a wedding!

Is the room carpeted, or does it have hard floors? Ours is wood floor all around, so we’re just going to make one area the dance floor.

Post # 6
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2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeganTacky2247: Good luck! I’m sure a tent would be beautiful. If you have to do it inside, you could definitely make it work, too! You have plenty of time to figure it out.

I totally understand where you’re coming from, though. Our budget is higher than yours, but we’re still working hard to save money and part of that was the free hall for the reception. I also feel like if we’re spending this much money, I don’t want it to look like we cheaped out on everything or for it not to be beautiful. But like you said, it’s not about that, and no matter what it will be a beautiful day because it will be about you and your Fiance 🙂

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