Post # 1
I’d love some help with venue decor! I’m at a loss of what to do to make the outside special, and colors to go with the strong inside wall color. Any ideas?
Stairs from parking lot to outdoor space for ceremony. Maybe some lanterns/candles?
Pic going the other way, parking lot at the other end. It is a little weird the way this other couple had it set up, but the dance floor was outside, so you would walk past it on the way to the ceremony. I still want dancing, so I might keep the tent but move it to the left (closer to the building) so you don’t have to walk so close to it. Dinner would be in the white part of the building, can enter to the left of the tent through the red part. (The chairs/arch is a rental so those will/might change.)
I don’t love the white table linens but I’m at a loss of what else to do! Any ideas how I can play up the inside to go with the outside? It is nice and simple which is great, but I still want it to feel special/like a wedding.
Post # 3
@jmLL: What are your colors? Do they allow you to add table runners? Also some riboon or tulle or something like that around the stair case would brighten it up. Other than table runners you could do an eye catching centerpiece with those napkins to liven it up. I put paper dahlias with menus at each setting and that really brightened up the room. If those chairs are going to be covered I would suggest sashes for them.
Post # 4
I had the same problem with loud walls. My room is two primary colors. what?
cranberry. with or without brown.
peach, pink and yellow.
orange and olive
Post # 5
@jmLL: For the outside, candles and lanterns really don’t have a lot of impact if the ceremony is in the daytime.
Do you have any theme chosen yet?
You could edge the stairs with pomanders, floral, moss etc
Giant paper flowers could also line both sides of the stairs. Wire them onto the railing.
Google “outdoor aisle decor” Most of those ideas can also be used for the stairs.
For the inside, I would incorporate the wall color in your wedding palette.
Go to http://www.theperfectpalette.com
Scroll down on the right, click on the closest yellow and you will see all the palettes they have created using that color.
With that much yellow, I might use the white linens but then add a runner in one of my other colors.
A bright citrus palette would look great in spring, but there are many palettes to choose from.
Post # 6
I haven’t decided on colors. It is a very customizable venue (bring in own caterers etc) so I’m sure I could add table runners or something. Runners is a good idea, is it weird on a round table? Would certainly break up the white tablecloth and then could add some colors via napkins or flowers (not the lime greenJ )… paper flowers is a neat idea. The chairs, I’m hoping I can rent something else or might just use whatever is underneath they look like ghosts!
I’d love to see a pic of your venue if you have one! I guess loud walls is better than some of the horrible wedding reception carpet. Just finding something to match is tough. Cranberry, olive, and brown all sound really nice! My Pininterest is heavy in peach/green/blue (pre-venue)… just have to find a tie-in.
No theme really. I like the whole wooden/rustic touches, but just aiming for classic without being stuffy. That website looks great! Unfortunatly partially blocked on my work computer 😉 I’ll have to remember to check
Post # 7
No table runner’s on round tables should be just fine here is a website with some:http://www.saffronmarigold.com/blog/table-runners-for-round-tables/
Post # 8
What about looping some tulle through the railing with flower groupings on each end.
What about like blue/teal and yellow for colors? Or silver/grey with yellow?
Post # 9
@jmLL, I don’t have any pictures. We were actually having a hard time getting in the place to look at because we weren’t members, so we went up there to ask who we needed to talk to, and lo and behold, they were like “oh, you can go look”. That wasn’t even why we were in town, I just whined enough to get my fi to stop by there. I wasn’t prepared. He had already made up his mind that is where he wanted us to have the reception, and didn’t need to look at it. (It’s his home town, and he said that place was the nicest one in the area). It’s out of state, so I haven’t been back. But we are getting married in 6 weeks, and I’ll put some pictures up. I’ll notify you.
I have made it a point to try add alot of cloth, just to soften the room up a bit. The primary colors- blue and yellow- seemed a bit too harsh to me. I haven’t seen my centerpieces. That’s a whole nother story. Fingers crossed!
Post # 10
I do love silver! Yellow is one of my least favorite colors, I don’t know why, so trying to downplay that part.
6 weeks! You must be in the thick of things! Good luck, and enjoy.
Post # 11
@jmLL ha ha ha!! thanks! I feel like I’m about to go postal! Good luck planning!
Post # 12
What about pinwheels for outside? They’d be very romantic during the day. For a more elegant look you could buy/make all white ones.
Post # 14
I know it’s a little late in the game, and I’m a little behind on getting back in touch with you, but if these in any way help, then good. If not, then no harm done!
I’ll start with a lighted pic. give you and idea what I was working with.
Ok, so the garter I was just showing off. I made it. 😉 Sorry some of the pics are from a disposable, the rest from kelsey @ KPhotography.
Post # 15
Thank you! Congrats on your wedding!
Post # 16
@jmLL: I would try to incorporate the color of the walls into your wedding colors. It won’t clash and will make it the space look very custom if you lean into the color scheme already there.