Post # 1
Our reception venue was recently re-done and I am at a loss as to how to decorate it. I went to view it yesterday, and somebody had set it up for I guess a black & white themed ceremony, and I can’t decide if I like the black or not (it does match the decor but I’m still unsure).
So, creative/classy/tasteful girls, how would you decorate this? Anything will help – color scheme, centerpiece ideas, flowers, something I’m not thinking of, to make it as pretty and elegant as possible because I’m useless!
Post # 3
BEAUTIFUL! I don’t think you need a ton of decor. I would go with lots and lots of candles on the tables, those add tons of elegance without a lot of expense.
Post # 4
First of all, that venue is spectacular. It’s so fabulous, that you probably don’t need a whole lot. I would stick to neutral colors like black and white, gold, and maybe some pops of colors. With a venue that so classic, I would stay away from bright or pastel colors. I would think more “classic”. This is just my personal opinion, but I would go with richer colored tablecloths (chocolate, black, deep red/purple, gold, etc), and depending the type of chairs they have, no chair covers at all or just sashes. That “Sea of white” look is too stark for my liking, and can be a bit overwhelming when you walk into a room full of it. I think richer deeper colors are much more inviting, and with all that open cpace and lighting, rich colors would so gorgeous. I would also skip all the little stuff, and put your money into a few “grand” type centerpeices like tall flower arrangements or candelabras. Something to extend into the open space. With a space so grand, small centerpeices may look almost toy-like. The space itself is so decorative and beautiful that you really don’t need a ton of “decorations”.
Post # 5
I think that’s a good idea on the tables that are in that open area. In the areas with the lower ceiling, I don’t think you necessarily need the tall centerpieces, so that could be a great way to save money – tall centerpieces on tables with the tall ceiling, short centerpieces on the short ones.
Here’s my decor advice for a space – think about how it looks from the doors where guests will enter. That is your first impression where you get your “WOW factor.” You don’t have to have tall centerpieces on all tables, but make sure it is a cohesive look from that entrance spot.
Post # 6
Jewel tones! I think that rich bold colors would look awesome there.
Post # 7
Oh my goodness. Beautiful. So beautiful.
Depends on budget. I would definitely do gold tableclothes, black chiavari chairs. I would mix my centerpieces with lushly floral, tall candelabras, and both tall and low pieces. I’m a sucker for red, so I would likely have red roses everywhere, but white flowers would look amazing as well.
I don’t know that I would do uplighting, as is shown in the photo, I would rely on that gorgeous chandelier and candles…
Post # 8
@AbeeCee123: It’s a beautiful space! I don’t think it needs to be decorated too much. I personally love candleabra centerpieces with white, green, and light pink flowers. I would go for something like this. These ones are pretty much all white, but lovely nonetheless.
Post # 9
thanks for the suggestions!!!! I am definitely stuck between going with neutrals (black, ivory, taupe, antique gold), or maybe blush/champagne, or vibrant rich colors. I don’t want the neutrals to get lost or washed out in the room, but I also don’t want the vibrant colors if they’ll be too overpowering or not match.
Post # 10
This venue is gorgeous! What/where is it? I am newly engaged and struggling for ideas.
Post # 11
Such a pretty room. The first thing that caught my eye was the chair covers so I would lose them.