(Closed) Help!! Looks and Smells …

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Try searching for "cake plateau".  The one you shown doesn’t look wooden to me, but I’ve seen many made of metal (and silver plated) on Amazon.com.

Good luck.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

As for the piggy smell, I don’t know that I’d go for heavily scented candles…it might end up smelling like a very floral hog. My air purifier helps clear the air of smells, but it was kind of expensive and only works in medium-sized spaces effectively. I’d suggest talking to the management at the facility and asking them what other people have done that seems to have worked.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

@ OnlySupernova: HA HA HA, that was hilarious, "a very floral hog". Good one.

What about Febreze? That’s supposed to eliminate odors rather than mask them. Worth a try! 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Maybe for favors you could give small posies of fragrant flowers. Managed to get people through the ages of no bathing. Plus it adds a decorative element.

Then they could just sniff their flowers if they thought the pig smell was too strong.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Is there a reason your place smells like pigs? Is it near a pig farm?  What is the source of the smell?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I don’t know if it will work with your theme but citrus based fragrances will cover up a lot of bad smells without making it seem like you’re just trying to cover things up.  You could try to used some sliced oranges/lemons/limes in your arrangements or even put some zest from the peel around the worst areas.  Can you rent some fans that aren’t too loud?  Just stirring the air a little bit may make a huge difference and you could see about putting some essential oil on the blades to make the air slightly scented.  Good luck

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Did you ask the venue about the smell? I know the college I went to was near a compost farm. When the wind blew up towards the college, it reeked. So it may just depend which way the wind blows!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not an engineer or anything but maybe you can put a couple of fans to the east of your ceremony site, past your wedding, hopefully it’ll dissipate/scatter some of the smell before it hits your group. Maybe you can experiment if it’ll work.

 {ceremony & guests} FAN—blowing—> #Pig farm# 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I also looked at a venue out in the country that smelled like… well, cows.  The place was gorgeous and would have, no doubt, been the perfect setting.  I tried to picture my guests in this scene and I do believe they would have all been comfortable there.  Some people in my family actually live on farms so they would feel right at home.  I was a little worried about my FIL’s since they are mostly from NYC!  My fiance assured me that they all dream of country-living and would find the "fresh air" charming!  He’s nice that way!  (We ended up choosing another location because it was closer — not because of the cows).

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Does the wind tend to blow in a certain direction at a certain time of day?  That is actually pretty common (from the east in the morning, from the west in the afternoon, etc).  You could check with the venue and see what they say – or try going out there at the same time as your wedding will be, and see how it smells.  You may also be able to find online what the prevailing wind direction is for the area (google "wind rose" and the location, and this gives you a little flower shaped graph that shows what percentage of the time the wind blows in which direction).

It is kind of funny to think of your city guests (not to you, I’m sure).  Most of my family farms, so they wouldn’t be too upset I think.  I remember going last year with a bunch of company executive’s wives (all from Cinncinnati) to the "Sheep and Wool Pavilion" – they wanted to see a demonstration of herding.  And as we walked in the door their noses all wrinkled up, and one finally said WHAT — IS — THAT — SMELL?  I smiled all nice and told her "That is the smell of the feces of a grass-eating animal."

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