Post # 1
I am having a nervous breakdown trying to figure out what to do about the ceiling at my reception site. I have someone providing draping and lighting, but because of budgeting issues, she is only draping the four walls and providing uplighting and spotlighting for ambiance. There’s not only the tiled ceilings to deal with, but also six brassy, ugly chandeliers that I can’t remove. Any ideas would be really helpful. I’m attaching a picture of the ceiling.
Post # 3
ummm, i actually like the chandeliers… but really, how long are people going to be looking at the ceiling for? what are you doing to your tables? people will focus more on that than the ceiling i would say
Post # 4
Well, the tables will have chocolate brown linens covering it. The chairs will be the same since I didn’t have the budget for them. Since our theme is “cherry blossom,” the brassy chandeliers really stick out against the white tile of the ceiling.
I think my concern is that with the romantic draping on all four walls, the ceiling and chandeliers will really ruin the whole effect.
Post # 5
I like the chandeliers as well. What if you took butcher paper and wrote things like love trigger words or poetry/quotes so if you do have an occassional looker they won’t be bored. Butcher paper can be bought in white and isn’t terribly expensive. Its just a pain to put up. You could also make a faux parasol without the stick and attach it to the bottom of the chandeliers. If you made them with a thin fabric or paper you could still manage to have a lot of the light come through. I don’t know maybe my ideas are crazy or uglier than the option you have going on. But that just what I thought of while looking at the picture.
Post # 6
I think the main problem I’m having with the chandeliers is that our wedding theme was supposed to be modern, clean, and Asian. The chandeliers are more European, Victorian, and fancy. We did think about the parasol-like ideas, but I talked it over with my Fiance and it sounds like it might be more complicated to try to create than just finding other ways to draw the eye away from it. Any ideas would be great!
Post # 7
I don’t think it looks that bad. You might want to ask the person who is doing the draping and lighting for advice, since she might know what looks best with the draping.
Post # 8
I too like the chandeliers but since you don’t maybe you could get some mini-lamp shades for them. I think it would be a bit much to do all the bulbs but maybe 6 or so per light fixture to change up the look. You could get white or pink or red (or whatever your colors are those are just what I think of with cherry blossoms). I know Ikea used to sell these and they really changed the look of the lighting. Alternatively, maybe you could drape the brass part with tulle or floral vines or something to soften the look. Maybe you should also rething draping the walls if you feel this is goinf to create a stark contrast to the celing and chairs. I can’T really see walls in the photo, just a wall of windows which seems like it would let in some nice natural light if left un draped.
Post # 9
I have the exact same problem — I’ve go no solution but I’m curious to hear what people say. Do you have any pictures for inspiration of drapery/ilghting on the ceiling?
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I think by keeping things fun & interesting on the table and walls will help deter the eye from looking upwards
Post # 11
I don’t think the chandeliers are bad at all! Maybe hang some baby pomanders from the “arms”? I also agree with an earlier post — people won’t really be looking at the ceiling, they’ll be looking at you!
Post # 12
Thank you to everyone for their ideas! I will be talking with both my florist and my draping/lighting vendor about what we can do to spruce up the chandeliers!
Post # 13
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Post # 14
Something you might be able to do with the chandeliers to tie them into your theme a bit, but I think you ought to talk to your venue first, would be to get clip on lamp shades to slide on the bulbs. You could look for plain white ones and perhaps do a bit of DIY to make them fit your theme. I’ve seen plain white shades that clip onto bulbs like that for under $1 on sale.
Post # 15
I would say that if you don’t like the ceiling then don’t try to cover it up, but try to make the table decor fun enough that no one really looks up.
Post # 16
@angeldoc: How about adding some ivy or silk flowers that match your decor it would be beautiful
However I believe the chandliers are gorgeous it provides the space with elegant ambiance