Post # 1
Have a problem bees! I absolutely love love LOVE the idea of a rustic wedding theme but the reception venue I have in mind isn’t so rustic.. it’s at a hotel which I’m being very insistent on because we’re having an open bar and I want my guests to be able to just stay there if they drink too much. The room I’m having the reception in is BIG and over looks the hotel pool and has a HUGE sky light which I love 🙂 Other than that, it’s your basic hotel reception room. Anyone think my theme will look out of place or have any tips?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@jaim1104: I don’t think it’s a big deal at all! I think of most hotel banquet rooms as being pretty neutral, so you can do whatever you want with the space. Actually, I think a rustic theme would be a really really nice surprise – most people who aren’t recently married/engaged haven’t seen “rustic” weddings before, so I bet your guests will love it and find it really unique. I say go for it!
ETA: Do you have any photos of the room?
Post # 5
I don’t have any photos unfortunately.. I’m actually second guessing on putting the deposit down because the I’ve called the woman 3 times in the last week and a half and have yet to receive a return phone call!
Thank you so much for you advice ladies!
Post # 6
I would have to see photos.I have seen some non-rustic venues with rustic decor done to great success, and some where it looked like the rustic element was completely shoehorned in.
Post # 7
One of the things that both my florist and my decorator both said to me that stuck with me was “don’t fight your venue.”
My venue is out at a lodge near the woods and a lake, so I’m ‘going with it’ and incorporating more greenery and curly willow/etc. into my decorations instead of going with a blinged out chandeliers and crystal type theme.
I agree with PP that said that some hotel banquet rooms are pretty neutral, but I would just be careful. But like EffieT said, it can look really forced and strange if it’s not done well…
What are your other venue options?