(Closed) Reception Decoration – HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
46452 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn`t spend one second thinking about decorating the posts or walls. They look fine just as they are. Tulle does not work for me at all. Trying to disguise something often only results in bringing more attention to it. Do you want people to notice that there is a post or a post trying to hide under some tulle?

Would you consider doing strings of mini lights or cafe lights across the ceiling?

You could also outline the windows with mini lights and hang a burlap flower or wreath in each window.

If you decide to use mini lights stock up at the pre and post Christmas sales.


Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I think pipe and drape would work wonders on the rest of that room!

Post # 6
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

If it were me,I’d get burlap and drape it from the top of the banister. At each place where the burlap comes up, I’d put a paper or cloth pinwheel. I’d hang varying sizes of paper pinwheels under that, or paper cranes if you prefer. I’d get some antique-y looking lace for the windows, and use burlap as tiebacks, maybe accenting with another pinwheel or two. You could also use vintage sheets in the same way. I’d go with Chiavari or garden chairs; chair covers tend not to look so nice with burlap. Use the brown or natural colored ones to suit your rustic look.

I don’t really like how the “after pic” is done. To me, all those fairy lights look a little too christmasy. If you do decide to do something to wrap around the posts, you could do paper flowers, but I don’t think it’s necessary. You could also disguise them with curtains. Tule and fairy lights =/= rustic when used indoors. I’d stay with your burlap, and then use lace or vintage floral fabric as accents. If you need more lighting, you might look into getting some less-outdoorsy looking lanterns, like these:


Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Honestly, I think if you have dim lighting, no one will notice the walls or anything like that.  But, if you’re looking for ideas:

You could cover the beams in lights & burlap to add to the rustic, romantic feel

Or you could track down this twiggy stuff, and have it go up the beams/bannisters:

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