Post # 1
Fiance and I have been doing a lot of talking lately about what our wedding will look like. i feel like i really want to know the major stuff ASAP so we can start DIYing and budgeting. my biggest issue with choosing a look is that we are having our reception at a hotel ballrooom. its a very nice hotel ballroom, but still, i never pictured my wedding in a hotel. logistically and financially it just ended up making the most sense.
added on to that, the only look Fiance both really like is the rustic/vintage look – lots of wood, mason jars, etc. – and i am worried that it will look silly in a ballroom.
our vision right now is a combo of these:
(but not as cake stands, we’d make smaller versions for the centerpieces)
These would sit on those stands:
and we’d have candles all around, similar to this:
with these painted as chalk boards for table numbers leaning on the stand (they are smaller than they look in this pic, like a sheet of paper) :
and this is our venue:
what do you think bees? yay or nay?
Post # 4
I think it will look lovely. I don’t think that the venue necessarily needs to restrict the choice of decor.
Post # 5
OP, maybe check out Hobby Lobby Halloween section. I was actually looking to incorporate burlap into my ballroom too, but it just wont fit right. However, I found really thin, brown, sparkly,*almost* burlap table runners that will work great. Still gives us the rustic/fall feel, but it’s jazzed up/dressier.
Post # 6
thanks ladies! i think we might go for it, but im still a little hesitant….
i dont think hobby lobby exists in new england :/ i’ve never seen one. maybe michaels will have something similar (i always assumed hobby lobby was like ac moore/michaels?)
Post # 7
if you have it in the budget, I suggest getting the folding wood chairs that are any where and everywhere, the chair covers and the white are what make it look maybe not so rustic. Deffinately if you can get a linene scheme that will compliment the theme like laces, and burlap, or greens and browns, even a lace or burlap circle about 2ft round in the center with your wood and mason jar center pieces would make the white more sublte.
Post # 8
I think if you would change your chairs into dark brown chivari chairs then it would work. Otherwise, I wouldn’t use it. Great ideas but it doesn’t go with that room at all.
Post # 9
@bostongirl27: this is what I mean.. see how it makes it look more rustic with the dark brown chairs. scroll down until u see it 🙂 good luck girl! xo
Post # 10
@SunshineLovin: that picture is beautiful! unfortunately chivari chairs are not in the budget. although it would probably kill my soul a little to spend $1,200-$1,500 on chairs anyway. the chairs in our venue are not great (but they are very comfortable). they look like this:
i am not feeling them and while i generally am not a huge fan chair covers, they will probably be better than the chairs as is. i was thinking something like this could possibly work to tie in rustic-ness:
@avonleaR: good call! i wonder if theyhave wood chairs that are cheaper than chivari chairs at out venue. i’ll have to check… i was thinking some sort of burlap/lace table runner would be nice too!
Post # 11
The ballroom does not say “rustic” to me. I don’t think that is the right word to describe the setting.When I hear rustic I think more woods, and fields and farms. However I think you can pull out a beautiful nature inspired theme in the ballroom.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Maybe instead of wooden centerpiece stands use something like vintage dessert stands you would find in an antique store. I agree with a PP and somehow don’t see “rustic” in a ballroom but I defintely see “vintage”. I think something like this would look good. I think it has the look your going for without looking out of place:
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom
im in the same predicament! we are having our ceremony in a ballroom but i want wood slabs for centerpieces, ivory and blust confetti with old script on it, burlap and lace everything! im going for it! my only issue is the chair covers, like yours dont tie in at all! oh well my wedding my way :p go for it.
Post # 13
I think your plans are fine, but you’ll be putting considerable effort, and probably money, into making a room look completely different than what it is. Try amber uplighting and dimmed overhead lighting, and lots of candlelight, I think you’ll get a whole different mood, than how it looks, in your sample photo.
Post # 14
hi did you end up going through with it?? if so, do you have pictures?? im in the same boat :/ would love some ideas!
Post # 15