Post # 1
So it’s going to thunder and pour rain on our wedding day this weekend. I have a little old school house I’m using as our new venue since it was going to be outside and I’m not sure how to decorate the aisle and make it enchanting. I’m thinking of taking the desks out and using the chairs to create an aisle to the right, so we will get married in front of the windows. …. Ideas? We are doing a dessert table after in the same space.
Post # 2
The desks are super cool! I’d almost use the desks to form an aisle then put chairs on either side. Then you could decorate the desks with floral garlands swagged from the beginning of the aisle to the end, and some sort of runner with some flower petals. Of course, I would want some sort of arch or something to decorate the space by the windows and tie in all the florals.
Post # 3
Are you providing seating during the ceremony? Are there enough desks to have your guests sit at the desks? If not, I would use the desks on either side of the aisle, and fill out the rows with the chairs.
I would hang a chalkboard between the two windows. Remember to clean the other chalkboards with a damp cloth.
Post # 4
So I think I’ll move all the furniture and clean the blackboards and do it in front of a window. There are three windows actually on that side. It feels empty, though and I don’t have time to make an arch. I wish I did. Any other ideas?
Post # 5
You could tack up fabric (think chiffon or something poofy/flowy) to make the shape of an arch on the wall. It’d have the look, but less price/time involved. Add in some fake flowers and it’ll be cute.
Post # 6
Because it’s in a schoolhouse, you could make a paper chain arch or a hanging backdrop
Post # 7
Are you embracing the ‘schoolhouse’ vibe?
Post # 9
My two cents: it is a cute room. You could actually do a lot with it, but I would be sure to keep it in the same vibe – otherwise it will all clash.
I don’t like fake flowers in any way. I do like <u>julies1949 </u>suggestion about the garland, and I also like <u>slomotion </u>idea about cutting the room down the middle with a string of the desks, flanked on either side with the seats. you could also use the desks under the chalk boards to create a table to display your refreshments.
Personally, I would embrace the theme with big red apples, simple gerbers in simple vessels, maybe some gingham fabric for table cloths, burlap, and even the paper garland idea for the canopy. get creative and make something rather elaborate. construction paper is cheap!
also, give the boards a good washing, and maybe have someone with pretty penmanship write out the lyrics to your first dance song, or a favorite love poem or something.
I think it is a great turn of events. be sure to post photos!