(Closed) How to make a ballroom looks less…ballroom-y

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could probably brighten it up with pale table cloths and candles…and What about hanging spmething pretty and romantic on the wall? Is that carpet of a rug?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is it possible to NOT have the carpet the day of? I’m looking for something for the walls…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

 

 

What about lights like this and occasional drapes?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hope so, too!!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Draping is pretty expensive.  However, I think you can make the ballroom feel romantic with nice lighting and candlelights.  Personally I think the room is nice.  I have seen some awful ballrooms but this is not one of them.  I do think its important to have a nice reception space since you will be spending most of your time there.  But at the same time I forget about my surroundings after dinner and just worry about the party.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Can you alternate high and low centerpieces?  It can create an interesting effect in the room visually

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Uplighting on the walls in ivory/pale yellow and candlelight. Is there a coordinator/do you have one? If so I’d ask the coordinator before asking a professional–show them your inspiration pics and ask if they know how difficult it would be to do that, how costly, what lighting, etc

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I actually like the second one better, but you would definitely want to be able to fill it – or have an extra big dance floor – a plus in my book!

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