(Closed) Help me keep my reception from being too stuffy!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Maybe you could focus on clean, unembelished lines in your decor pieces, and try to keep the menu less frou-frou to avoid the *stuffy* feeling?

I, too, am getting married in a gorgeous, ornate ballroom (two of them, actually) :).  In addition to the ballrooms, it is also an evening ceremony, and the ballrooms are in a large city.  So, instead of trying to *fight* the decor to lessen the stuffiness (the decor is, afterall, what I love about my venue!), we are keeping the ceremony and reception activities more casual (short ceremony, no seating chart, and we are not doing a lot of the standard reception events) and doing more casual food like pulled pork barbeque and macaroni and cheese (even though it is *gourmet*) in stations, instead of, say, cornish game hens in a traditional plated style. 

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

One clarification:  we are reserving tables for the wedding party, but we are not assigning the rest of the seating. 

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