(Closed) Need help decorating outdated reception hall

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

What does your decorating budget allow? I’ve seen some AMAZING things done with having rooms draped but it can be pricey.

The chairs are nice! Aside from the red carpet it doesn’t even look that outdated to me.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think the only issue here is the red carpet… but there isn’t much you can do about that except ignore it and make sure your colors don’t clash with it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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jcx1088:  If I was you, I’d put the lights down low (helps mute the carpet a bit), use some really pretty uplighting around the space and do tall modern centerpieces w/ candles/lighting.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It’s going to be dark and no one is going to notice the carpet that much. The angle of this photo looks like the photographer was standing on a chair. Consider this picture for a more accurate point of view of your guests.

Standing lower to the ground actually draws the eyes upward. Do you remember the color of the carpet for any of the weddings you have attended recently?

FWIW I actually like the white tile dance floor, but if you want, you can rent a dance floor to place over that area. You can also sprinkle flower petals on the carpet if you like. I’m not sure I can think of a good color that would tone down the redness of that carpet. Maybe a pastel pink? I mean, obviously you can’t blanket the floor in flower petals, but it could soften the harshness if you are doing a pastel theme. On the downside, sprinkling flower petals will draw attention to the floor.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)

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jcx1088:  I really don’t see anything wrong with the room!  Yes, the carpet is red, but you got chiavari chairs!  Also, when they will dim the lights, you wont even notice the carpet.  I agree with PP’s do some sort of romantic lighting, like uplighting if your budget allow so you can turn the hall lights down and mute the carpet a little. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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jcx1088:  There are def rental companies that will lay down wood looking floors (usually for dance floors, but I’m sure they can just do the whole room if you want). In my city it’s about $2/sq foot so depending on your budget and room size that’s always an option.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I agree… as much as we obsess about the little things. I imagine not one of your guests will remember the carpet was red by the day after your wedding. And if you can keep the overhead lighting muted and use candles for additional light, it will be even more muted. The space is lovely! We’re using tulle and cheap fabric to drap the walls in our venue, but yours doesn’t really need it… It’s lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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cristin94:  Hi…if you dont mind me asking how are you using the fabric and tulle for your draping? Is it a DIY project?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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jcx1088:  Most draping is done on poles..you just can’t see them! My venue is in a highschool cafetorium and I was able to visit it while it was draped for a wedding. It was nice because I was able to get a feel of what my room would look like for our wedding (in August) and kind of see how it’s all done. Here’s a few before and after pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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jcx1088:  Hi!! Yes i’ve heard of it… some places wont allow you to tape, nail, etc anything to their walls or ceilings, so companies use “poles” to do the drapery. The poles are set up first then they add the fabrics…it can be very pricey. Im having the same issue as well…. it can def be a headache. Try to reach out to some vendors and tell them how much space yoou need draped and they’ll give you a quote ๐Ÿ™‚

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