(Closed) My very UGLY but FREE venue. Deco advice PLZ!

posted 9 years ago in Venue
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@jojabri:  how wide is the blue wall?  I couldn’t quite tell from the photos.  Could you make long white curtains which you can have closed the whole time, or one long curtain.  Also lights go a long way to making the mood, ie fairy lights, lanterns, your ones look good.  Love the black frames the other bee suggested as framing photos over the dartboards. Even if you just did 2 frames over the dartboards and not photos the whole length if you are cutting costs. Or could you do some more white curtains like hanging on a pole/rail.  Maybe you could tell the venue you are willing to sell the cutrains to the next bride to recoup some cost lol. But if they are simple white white frabric they shouldnt be too costly.  

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with pp on putting draping on the walls.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

I once went to a wedding where they had two big boards with photos of the bride on one board and the groom on the other, starting from baby photos all the way to when they met. So you could see on the timeline what each of them was doing at the same time in their separate lives and how it led them to each other. It was probably about a decade ago and I still remember it because it was so lovely. Maybe something like that could be used to cover your dartboards?

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@julies1949:  I love your photo idea for the walls. 

I am also fond of using fabric to cover the walls from top to bottom. Another way, cheaper, would be to buy some nice solid sheets you can hang up. Bonus is you can use the sheets later on. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really hate how the plastic tablecloth wall looks in that photo. (It’s still better than the blue, but… )

I would try something like this, probably: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-removable-fabric-w-74483 either with muslin or black (or an awesome print if you can find one cheap in lightweight cotton.)

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Uplighting for sure.  You can change the the whole look of the room with uplights.  I really think it’s those over head flourescent (sp) lights that make it feel less formal.  I think the twinkle lights do add a nice touch as well.

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jojabri:  Have you heard of scene setters? They are large wallpaper type prints that you cover walls with for a party.  They are sold online by many party supply stores. They are not glued to the wall, just attached with double- sided tape or Sticky Tack that is used for posters. They come in different sizes but are often 6 feet tall and up to 40 feet long. Normally I attach one to the top of the wall and something else to the bottom.

It might be a challenge as that wall doesn’t look flat in the pic, but something like this would work with your colors. Is that where you will have your head table?

This one is 6×6′ but you could do two of them side by side.

This Starry Night one is only 4 feet high but 40 feet long- you could do three widths and cover the whole wall

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can get huge prints done very inexpensively at most office supply stores. They are called engineers prints and are 3×4″ for $4.99 at Staples. They come only in black and white and are on really thin paper. You attach it to a backing- foamcore, insulation board etc with spray adhesive.

Here’s a tutorial:http://www.girlinair.com/2012/01/diy-giant-4ft-x-3ft.html

You could use this idea to cover the dartboards . Foamcore and insultaion board are both very lightweight . You can attach the pics to the wall with Poster Putty.

 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ok  maybe I’ll give you a heart attack with my suggestions but why not let them play the dart  boards? I d.k how formal you are going for?- I would love this at my wedding but my mom would be like um NO WAY girl! soIF that works for you you could figure out a way to make it super cute! make it into a competiion and who ever wins gets a prize ! maybe a kiss from the bride? or groom?

maybe that idea is just all together bad

 

our Venue- is also Free- its an LDS gym- so its like a basketball gym in a elementry scool- basically- only a little smaller and yes it has a stage- so our colors are blue and silver with purple accents. we are hanging white christmas lights all over evertheything ! and then spray painting branches silver to look like snowy trees and we are putting those up against the wall

liike this but hopefully more full- you could do this with al 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

deff play a silde show on that tv! also I would use the chairs just how the other couple did iwth just a red sash they are very prett

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Saw this picture and thought it might be helpful. I’m inclined to vote that you work the flaws into the décor rather than trying to mask them altogether. Obviously the blue in the picture is an intended part of the backdrop and not a massive wall, but the concept translates.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

step 1 for me would be draping!! Draping and uplighting can work wonders in an ugly room – it’s actually not THAT bad, just very plain, drab and country club.

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