Post # 1
I’m still throwing around reception ideas. I have a church and they have a fellowship hall, but it’s kind of dated. They’re making some renovations which will be done before my wedding, but I don’t know how much they’re really worried about the fellowship hall.
I was thinking of draping tulle, either white, blush, or champagne colored and maybe string up some white Christmas lights. I defniitely want to hide the stage.
Any other thoughts, Bees?
Post # 3
I see so much potential in this room!!!
I dont know what your budget is, but have you considered “uplighting”? It can completely change the look of a room!
Post # 4
As another bee said “uplighting” is a great idea! The columns are lovely. Rent some chairs or chair covers and a back drop for the stage area. You have plenty of options!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t hide the stage! You could always use it as an extra lounge area where guests could congregate on couches, old benches or whatever. OR you could have the head table on the stage. I think that space could work really well depending on your theme and number of people.
Post # 6
I’d stick the DJ on the stage! And I’m agreeing with the PPs… With some decent linens and some uplighting, it could be STUNNING!
Post # 7
@BrandNewBride: I don’t know if I’m having a DJ yet. I’m keeping it pretty low key and casual. Not sure a DJ fits in the budget either. I’ll have music, but likely from an iPod and speakers.
Post # 8
Draping is your friend, and so is lighting. I’ve seen some cute photos and ideas where they have the draping and hook up lights (whether they be christmas lights I’m not sure, however they are just white lights, not colored) behind the draping to look like twinkling stars.
However that floor… I don’t know what to do about it./
Post # 9
@honie309: The floor is the absolute worst part, I know! I’m hoping he just forgot to mention that they plan to do something with it. The floor in the actual church is nice, clean, black tile.
Post # 10
@mepayne: I would definitely do some draping with tulle if the church will allow you to do it. I personally am a huge fan of draping and christmas lights. And maybe rent nicer chairs if you can afford to and use chair sashes around the chairs.
Here is an example of tulle and white christmas lights:
Post # 11
definitely dim those light with either paper lanterns or hanging lights or something. hanging fabric seems to be a good way to do it too. I would add chair covers if it’s in the budget too 🙂 that piano needs to be pulled as well 🙂
Post # 12
@babbot: Oh that’s gorgeous! I love the paper lanterns.