Post # 1
so im getting married at some beautiful botanical Gardens but the reception area they have arranged inside is not so pretty…nothing against trailer homes (because i grew up in one) but the inside of it just reminds me of the inside of a mobile home.(its just really plain and has the fake wood panels in it…oh and ugly carpet)
Any ideas of how to cover up the walls or take the focus away from the walls?
Post # 3
bring the attention to the table and table decorations. use bright colors and have them be the focus of the event (besides you of course). do you have colors picked out? use candles and tall table decorations and no one will notice the little stuff you mentioned before.
Post # 4
I’m thinking drapery and fabric to cover the walls! Also elaborate table decorations to draw the eye away. Or maybe find another venue for reception and still get married in the garden?
Post # 5
finding another venue would be out of the question, we picked it beacuse its in our neighborhood, and it was so cheap. $400…and we only have $2500 budget =) alot of my budget is already gone.. i have about $1000 to spend on flowers and decor.
Post # 6
lots of frabric and lots of lighting tricks! But both can be pretty pricey!
Post # 7
@bananarama: im with you on this
also think uplighting – if that is something you can splurge on – it really transforms the room
Post # 8
My daughter has a similar problem with her reception site; the walls of the ballroom are deep brick red wallpaper and the chairs are navy blue…ugh! That was almost a dealbreaker for her, especially since her colors are lavender and silver.
We are doing a couple of things that hopefully will help draw attention away from the walls;
1. Using all white table linens and white chair covers. Centerpieces have lots of candles and lavender roses.
2. She decided to do a traditional head table and we are going to have the wall behind the head table draped in white. Couldn’t afford to do the whole room, but we thought that since the main focus at weddings is usually the happy couple, most people will be looking in their direction.
Hope this helps. Good luck!!
Post # 9
@ladymocz40: thanks, i think i might try and do something like that!
Post # 10
why can’t i delete this message?
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Post # 12
here is some from the knot, but they sound pricey
the one i was looking for said to use bold colors to draw attention away from the walls and floor, create interesting and unique centerpieces so people will be focused on them and not the hall, make sure the food is good, etc…. basically creating more of an atmosphere.
I also suggest signing up for freecycle in your area, you would be surprised at how generous people can be. just google freecycle with your city, it may be a yahoo group.