Post # 1
Our ceremony and reception will be in the same room. Theres no space for guests to go to a different place to turn the ceremony space into a reception space afterwards, so the guests will be seated at the tabled during the ceremony.
Heres a sketch I did of the room layout.
I’m going to buy these for the aisle (along the lines that says entrance,) except they’ll be teal, purple and white.
And we’ll be standing right where the “dance floor” starts. But should we put any decorations where we’ll be standing? They’d have to be moved afterwards, so would that be too awkward? I love those hanging ribbon backdrop things, but would that look weird plopped into the middle of a room? And there wouldnt really be anywhere to move it out of the way.
Post # 3
I would try to use decor as a way to seperate the two events (Ceremony & Reception) from one another.
I’m thinking… Draping, Flower Stands, Aisle Runner and Lighting.
Draping to seperate the Dance Floor area from the Bar & DJ.. serves as a backdrop. It could be something as simple as drapery hung to block out the Bar & DJ… or more complex to create an intimate area where the Wedding is to take place (GOOGLE – Wedding Drapery – to see ideas)
Flower Stands to give the Wedding Ceremony some presence (GOOGLE – Wedding Ceremony Flower Arrangements). Aisle Runner serves the same purpose… deliniating the space. And both of these can be removed for the Reception… or you could change up / repurpose the flowers.
And then different Lighting for the Ceremony vs the Reception… be that intensity of light… or something more dramatic light up lighting, special effects, etc
Post # 4
I would use something to define the “altar area”.
For an easy backdrop, you can use a rolling clothes rack with hanging ribbon or draped with fabric.
I’m not suggesting the decor is this pic, just showing you the idea.
If you don’t want a backdrop, you could use a table with some tall arrangements or columns on the sides
Post # 5
I would use something. It will only be awkward for a minute, but the additional beauty/cohesiveness will live on in your photos forever.