Post # 1
I can’t even think straight now. I am so upset about my reception. Let me start with an overview. Our wedding reception is at a restaurant called La Cave at the Wynn in Las Vegas. This is our venue:
Originally, I said “no” to the space because my colors are black, white, and yellow. However, the manager there told me that I can rent tables and chairs. Done. Enter black chiavari chairs and white tablecloths with my black and yellow chandelier centerpieces. (Our theme consists of chandeliers) Keep in mind that everything that I have ordered and will order is based on this concept and those colors. Well today I find out (after 10 months) that it will cost 3,500 hundred dollars for engineers to come and change the room around. Not to mention the price of the chairs and tables. Our wedding and reception at the Wynn is already BEYOND expensive, and I can’t afford that. Now I have my colors, my theme, and this room which consists of brown and orange wicker chairs, and I just don’t know what to do. I just want to cry. This room will look just awful with my concept. I am so upset I can’t even think clearly…
Post # 3
Ok first of all, that is obscene! Have you tried negotiating with them at all on the cost to move these items since they never told you that when you booked the room?
Second, how much decor have you already purchased? Is the chandelier concept set in stone?
Post # 4
Why not just change your colors to work with what you’ve got? The room looks really awesome the way it is.
Post # 5
I think you could still make white and yellow work in this space.
If it were me, I’d either substitute in another color for the black, or just only do a wedding in white and yellow.
Post # 6
That venue is amazing the way it is. Without the changes it really woundn’t take much decor to have an absolutely stunning area.
Post # 7
Yes I did. That price was after some negotiation. They are not charging me to put everything back.
Post # 8
It IS going to be ok. The space looks great as it is, but I know you’ve put a lot into making it work with your colors. Can the lighting be used to cast a yellow hue over the area? Or, can the chair cusions and tables be covered? These may be a stretch but should still be a lot cheaper than the $3,500.
Post # 9
Did they not mention a price to you before you signed a contract to have your reception at their venue??? That seems like something that should have been all placed on the table when you were talking about what you wanted and what they could do….
Post # 10
Nope, they didn’t. The manager told me that she wasn’t aware of the price. It was a huge oversight, and because I am dealing with several people at the Wynn, it was vital info that was lost in the shuffle. They told me that because it was an oversight on their part, they will refund all of my money, but my wedding is 2 months away. If I lived there it would be different, but I can’t have the wedding at a restaurant that I have never eaten in. My fiance and I went to Vegas in December to check out venue and do all tastings. We picked the best place for us, so refunding my money won’t do a helluva lot right now.
Post # 11
It’s going to be OK! Honestly, most of the weddings I’ve been to do not match their decor with the room. My wedding was black and fuschia, and the room was all taupe and this weird green color. Honestly, once you get your decor in there, it changes the whole room. Additionally, once people fill the room, you no longer see a lot of it. I might ask them to remove the wicker chairs, as it definitely doesn’t seem to go with your style, but otherwise I would just rock out with your color scheme!
Post # 12
I’m not trying to hurt your feelings, but as a guest at weddings I rarely, if ever, happen to notice what the colors are. Maybe I’ll remember if I happen to like the bridesmaids dresses…but it’s not something that really sticks out for me. I think this is just one of those things that the bride worries herself sick over when she doesn’t have to!
Things I DO remember: Memorable first dances, the bride walking down the aisle, GOOD FOOD, Good music, GOOD FOOD, happy people, GOOD FOOD.
Things like centerpieces, flowers, the men’s tuxedos, the color of the walls, the shoes the bride was wearing, etc all get lost after a few days unless there was something about them that REALLY stood out!
Your reception will be fine, even if you can’t incorporate your colors into it. 🙂
Post # 13
I think this might be a blessing in disguise because the space is beautiful as it is! I’m sure you could still make yellow and white work, just cut down on the black or try adjusting to grey instead. Good luck!
Post # 14
Thanks all! I really need to hear these things. I am much better today, and much less hopeless!!!