Post # 1
Hello fellow bees! This is my first post and I really need some help. I am a little overwhelmed on decorating my space. Here are some pictures of the reception venue. My colors are Black, Red and White. Any pictures or ideas you have please share!
Post # 3
It would greatly help if you could post some more details about your wedding.
1) Decor budget
2) Number of tables
3) General set-up you were hoping for (sweetheart table, head table, buffet, dessert station)…etc.
P.S. Are the boats and gazebo staying?
Post # 4
Those paper laterns could be great in a space like this if the ceiling is high enough. I’ve seen quite a few posts where others have gotten these for a good price.
Post # 5
Another question: Do you have a theme in mind?
Post # 6
I have a very small budget and will be doing almost everything myself. There will be about 20 tables, one head table, buffet tables, a bar and a dessert station. The boats/cars will be leaving but the gazebo will stay. It has wheels and can be moved around. I thought it would make a great DIY photo booth. I have enough black fabric to make table clothes and I have about 12 red overlays for the tables. I am going to make centerpieces from large branches, strands of pearls, and tall vases filled with black/red/white marbles and maybe some red LED lights. I have tons of white christmas lights that I would love to hang from the ceiling but its a TALL metal ceiling and I am not sure how to go about doing lights.
Post # 7
My style is Vintage Glam. Lots of sparkle and pearls.
Post # 8
Maybe just the white christmas lights all around the sides of the walls and either fabric or paper lanterns on the ceiling? The only thing I am really worried about is trying to hang things on the ceiling. I can’t put any holes on the ceiling and its metal so I am not sure excatly how to hang things. I was thinking either magnents or the hooks that you can take right down and don’t leave a mark but I am not sure if they are strong enough. Also I was thinking about making my own seat covers out of the disposable pillow cases. Has anyone attempted this?
Post # 9
I would try to find magnetic hooks or clips that you can use for putting the lights up – I don’t know any other way you could do it. I would probably put them high up along the wall, but not all the way at the top so you’re not reflecting onthe ceilings too much.
I wouldn’t try to hang anything from the ceiling, and your centerpieces will fill up that space.
One of my bigger questions is the lighting. I only see large florescent fixtures – will you be bringing in any lighting? Using ficus trees with white lights in them would be nice.
Depending on how much access you have to things, maybe making some pipe and drape would help neutralize the walls.
I think using the Gazebo as a photo booth is great! I would do some garlands or something around the outside of it.
Post # 10
The ceiling certainly doesn’t look excessively tall. It appears to be just over twice the height of the car. Ordinary ladders should work just fine.
If there aren’t any structural pieces to attach the light strings to, you can use 3M Command Hooks. They will stick to any surface and remove cleanly. You can use them on the walls or ceiling. They come in many sizes to hold different weights. They do have to be put up about an hour before you use them so they have a chance to set.
You could string them in parallel rows across the width of the room- with or without tulle
or bring them into the center- again with or without tulle
you can do the whole room or just do about 1/3 to 1/2 the room- the end where the head table and/or dance floor will be
This one has lights and lanterns
for the glam, you could choose to hang a few rented chandeliers
Post # 11
I love the first picture you posted with just the lights! I think magnetic hooks are probable the best way to go! Then maybe use tulle around the walls to soften up the room. I really like the idea of the ficus trees with lights. I think that would look amazing.