Post # 1
Are any of you ladies having your reception at a church??
If you are, or your not, most of you can assume that church halls arent the “prettiest”.
Our is cute. It has a big fireplace and pretty wooden ceilings. But, my planner and I went to it yesterday and we were looking around a little more. Taking a closer look and deciding where tables would be and everything.
well…. im starting to freak out! We are less than 6 months out, and im looking at this hall in a different light now. — I dont really like it. Its not “wedding” like. and the more I think about it, the more freaked out I get.
There is only 1 shade of light.
We would have to rent a dance floor
and I dunno….
Any other brides out there beginning to freak out about how your going to pull of a beautiful wedding?? on an 8k budget?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
Well, we ended up going with the church hall A. bc of price. and B. bc the main room where we were thinking dining is carpet, and there is another add on room, through a set of double doors that is wood floor, and we were thinking dancing in there, but there are pillars and I was just htinking “ohwell” at first. But now, I dont think it will work. and the ceiling are unfortunately too high to hand anything from. I really wanted lanterns, but they are too high for that.
Planner is looking into tent rental and if we are able to do it at the church now. 🙂
Ohhh, I just hope it looks ok. I mean, i know its not about that, and Its about Fiance and I and the day. But i am not dropping 8 grand for something that isnt pretty. If it isnt going to be pretty, Id rather save the money and not do anything., lol
Post # 6
@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 🙂