(Closed) Reception Hall Dilemma

posted 14 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Is it not possible for you (or your coordinators) hang something over the drapes? Does it have to be done by professionals?

Post # 4
44 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

My colors are fuschia and apple green. My reception facility is burgandy and hunter green. I honestly don’t care about the drapes or the carpet, nor do I ever pay attention to them when I go to weddings. To compensate, I have white chair cushions for my (tan, supposedly gold) chavari chairs, I have a raspberry underlay for the tables and a white overlay. The colors actually go well, and I’m imagining that once the candlelight is going, people (and food) have filled the room, people aren’t going to care what color the drapes are.


Post # 5
5 posts

i had a peach celadon (aka lime green) theme going on. i dno’t remember what the carpet or walls were like.maybe tawny tan wallpaper? and some hunter green patterned carpet? i remember the dancing space was sorta ugly tiles..but nobody noticed or cared, and you can’t see it in any of the wedding photos, all you see is the lovely celadon table covers, and the happy people at the wedding.


if it’s too expensive, like previously mentioned, just forget about it— it won’t even be a blip on your radar on your wedding day!  

Post # 7
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Sometimes lighting can do wonders. Maybe check out a few lighting companies in your area?

Post # 9
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2007

oh, bri, i’m sorry you don’t like red, but i actually think the navy and silver will go nicely in that room. 

if you wanted to cover them up, think about miss jasmine’s earlier post with pictures of indian weddings– remember how there were strands of flowers over everything?  maybe some kind of draped flower arrangement or ‘chains’ of flowers like jasmine.  (or fake flowers, since they’d be cheaper).   

Post # 11
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think the red drapes will be barely noticeable once you get everything else into the room.  I was expecting heavy red drapes by your description, but the pictures show a much more subtle red; I think if you make peace with the red, you (and your guests) won’t even notice them when all is said and done

Post # 12
4 posts

I would agree that they red drapes are not that bad. The flower idea is a good one, but honestly if you left the drapes as they are I don’t think anyone would notice.

Post # 13
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

I agree too, the red drapes aren’t bad!! I wouldn’t worry about it too much…

Post # 14
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

You could build a frame out of wood that cover the drapes completely, probably like a 2×4 or 2×6 or even smaller then hang white sheets to look like curtains inside.

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