Post # 1
I love our ceremony venue–not only was it cheap, but it’s exactly what we wanted, beautiful, convenient, etc. The only problem is that the seating it comes with is basically baseball stadium seating. And it’s blue. Bright blue.
Now, there’s really only one way for guests to get to their seats (stairs on the righthand side, although I guess you could come down the left), or the ramp that actually leads to the cemented area for the mobility impaired.
We’re building a backdrop (similar to this, with white tulle behind the burlap) to put in the ceremony area in front of the fence, and that’s about as far as I got for ceremony decor. Obviously I can’t hide the fact that they’re bright blue, but I guess I just don’t know what else to do for decor? Our colors are grey and blush with white/metallic champagne/black accents. The boys are in grey pants/vests, black ties (pink for FI). The girls are in light pink chiffon and these shoes.
Post # 3
You could hit up some fabric store sales or look online for cheaper gray (or whatever other wedding color) fabric strips to just drape over the chairs to cut down the blue. I’m not a fan of the chairs at our possible venue and plan on doing DIY fabric strips or sashes b/c I don’t like the look of wedding chair covers.
Post # 4
I agree with the fabric. You could get some fabric to match the back drop you’re making and tie it over the backs of the chairs like so:
Post # 5
I think fabric over the chairs would look great, oops just saw you already said you were putting something in front of the fence, nevermind!
Post # 6
Though they are bright blue, I don’t think you need to cover or hide all the chairs. Maybe something as simple as a cute burlap or fabric bunting covering the back row as people are walking down to take their seats. With your names or wedding date, or something like that?
Or maybe just strips of fabric or burlap to match the backdrop? I wouldn’t worry too much about them, it’s kind of unique to your wedding! Alternatively you could get some potted plants/flowering plants and space them out across the back of the last row to draw the eye to the plants instead…
Post # 7
@jlc3: Ahhhh, I love that first idea! Thank you <3
Post # 8
@vorpalette: no problem! I think it’s really cute too. 🙂