Post # 16
I wouldn’t try to get them to paint it at this point, but I would demand some type of compensate or money back. It was in the contact. I get frustrated when deals aren’t kept because a minor detail to someone else might be why I picked the damn thing.
I think you could put drapery in ONE area, just to save time and money. Probably a small spot in the center.
That being said, I kind of like the way i tlooks, :). It has a rustic outdoorsy feel without looking like it’s falling apart.
Post # 17
I agree with string lights. But I would definitely mention that it is not painted and have a mini fit that’s starts out nice and gets gradually more bitchy lol i know you don’t agree but I think it looks awesome. As a guest I would notife the ceiling and be like ohhhh coooooool its kind of rustic looking!
Post # 18
I’m in Virginia wine country and it feels lime EVERY wedding down here is rustic. We’ve gone in a totally different direction (that a bridesmaid has termed “garden glam”) and so having the ceiling have that rustic feel is not really a good thing.
Here are some pro pics of receptions in the space… personally, I still find the ceiling to be noticeable even with the venue filled and decorated.
Post # 19
BeachBee1988: it’s noticeable and I would flip out at the person who told me it would be painted. I’d tell them to paint it or offer a significant discount. Explain the 10-14,000$ cost to cover their mistake.
Post # 20
How I usually look at weddings:
But seriously, no one besides you will notice unless you constantly bring it up to them. This is not the hill you want to die on.
Post # 21
BeachBee1988: At first glance, I thought this was my venue! My pavilion was really similar with the painted white rafters that were chipping. To be honest, it didn’t bother me at all, and I kind of liked the rustic/weathered/antique look. We strung Christmas lights up and I didn’t think it drew attention to the chipped paint, though I don’t think I looked at the ceiling once through the whole reception.
Since your venue did say they were going to paint it, I would ask if they can throw in something extra for free since they didn’t stick to their word, but I wouldn’t go to extremes to try and cover the ceiling up. Maybe just rent or buy cafe lights and string them along the rafters, or be cheap and use the Christmas lights sitting in your basement like I did, haha. Either way it will be beautiful, so don’t stress too much about this issue!
Post # 22
BeachBee1988: The ceiling isn’t terrible. Ask the venue for a discount and use that money to purchase supplies. From the pics you posted, the ceiling does look better with lights strung up. Other options are hanging greenery or ribbon:
Post # 23
BeachBee1988: I actually disagree. I say embrace it and get some string lights. You’ll be surprised how beautiful they will look and no one will think “wtf this ceiling isn’t painted?”
it looks very vintagey and romantic
Post # 24
Thanks yall for your thoughts!
My parents ended up pulling the trigger on draping the ceiling (not full $14K draping though!!! 🙂 ) and also hanging a few wreaths.
Here is a sneak peak amateur photo from our event coordinator before the wreaths were hung from the ceiling. Can’t wait to see pro pics!
Post # 26
Andddd one I just found on our venue’s Instagram…
Post # 27
BeachBee1988: Beautiful! Now get back to being a newlywed!
Post # 28
It looks beautiful! Your parents sound super sweet to make sure you had your perfect day!
Post # 29
Wow! It looks like a totally different place! Beautiful!
Post # 30
BeachBee1988: wow! Everything looks beautiful! (and, I hope the venue offerred a credit to off-set the draping!)