Post # 1
Hello everybody! I’m 22 and getting married to the father of our 5 year old daughter after being together for 7 years, and after all that, this wedding is what’s stressing me out!
We are doing basically everything DIY to save money, we are having our ceremony in his parent’s backyard and our reception is down the street at our complex’s huge club house. The only issue is it has a huge Bingo sign up behind our wedding party table, which I kind of actually find cute and funny, I might see if I can get them to light it up, but the rest of the walls are ugly and a tan brick that feel barren/outdated. I’m having his dad build a structure out of piping so I can drape behind the wedding party table but have no idea what to do for the rest of the walls or ceiling. I am already turning off the floresents and using mood lighting(twinkly lights) and candles, but need cheap ideas to spruce up the rest of the place. I want romance and intimacy, not a cold building that smells like retirement.
Post # 2
Could you post some pictures of your reception area? Depending on how it’s done up the walls might not really be super noticable and not worth spending extra money to cover up.
Post # 3
sarahnading: Realistically, it will cost a fortune to cover the walls. Instead, let the eye be drawn to colorful flowers , linens etc on the tables. If the ceilings are high enough, you could also use some ceiling decor like paper lanterns, garland, string lights etc.
You are probably the only one who will notice or care about the walls.
If you must do something you could hang vertical string lights
or do a family gallery wall using 3M Command Hooks
Post # 4
Focus on table decorations or layout of the tables. Keep it simple. Plain walls are fine. Expecially if you want a romantic vib. The light down you won’t notice. I wouldn’t stress to much.
By The Way check out Craigslist for posible decor from others wedding that’s for sale. Will save you tons!
Post # 5
Jacquelinesc84: good suggestion to check Craigslist. Did you know that if you search on http://www.searchtempest.com it checks all Craigslist ads on all sites at once? Saves so much time.
Post # 6
Can you hang things from the ceiling? I’ve seen gorgeous strings of tissue pompom flowers hung from ceilings that are quite cheap to buy or make yourself and they look really pretty.
I’ve seen it done where they are strung across the room in a zig zag with twinkly lights (like led Christmas tree lights) also zig zagged across the room and it looks amazing. If you have pretty table tops and pretty stuff hanging above the space no one will notice the walls!
Post # 7
Tulle is also pretty cheap. You can either drape it across the ceiling or across the walls. It looks very pretty paired with twinkly lights.