(Closed) Unwanted Christmas Tree

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

Hmmm…is this something you just realized? Not sure there IS much you can do if they aren’t willing to move it.

We had a similar issue with my daughter’s venue at the beach, which was a yacht club. They had these multi colored banners going across the walls, as well as pictres of the current and former admirals of the club. When I asked that the banners/flags be removed for the day of, I was told no. A few months later (and I’m guessing that because many others who were planning weddings there had requested the same thing), they told us that we COULD remove them and they’d do it the day before for us. It’s possible the same thing could happen for you. I’d keep trying!

Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@islanderbride:  Contact the venue again and ask to speak to one of the higher ups. You are paying to get married there, if they can’t remove the tree for one night to accommodate your wedding that is unreasonable. Express that this was not revealed to you when you booked your event and had you known this you would not have chosen that space.

Post # 5
4142 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I completely agree with @KatyElle.  Don’t take no for an answer.

Post # 6
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@KatyElle:  I wouldn’t agree with this. I’m getting married at an art gallery and it clearly states in the contract that there will be art displayed in our ceremony and reception areas, and it cannot be changed without a few weeks notice and a huge penalty (one that would likely cost more than the price of the venue rental).

That being said, I’m sure if the OP was willing to pay a penalty (i.e. if they have to get a scissor lift to take it down and 8 hrs of labour), then they should agree with it.

Post # 8
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@islanderbride:  are you totally against a christmas themed wedding? I went to one this year and it was fabulous! so pretty and totally got you in the holiday spirit. They had ornaments as favors – little christmas trees and wreaths with candles as centerpieces. they even had carolers at cocktail hour. I know its not for everyone but something to think about. I think it can be really beautifully done but again you only get married once and you don’t want to have to conform to your space ya know?

Have you already paid for your venue? do you have the opportunity to change it even if you lose a little bit of the deposit?

Post # 9
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I know this is super annoying, and I’d be pretty upset, too.

I had a bit of a similar experience. Our church started construction on the interior just six weeks before our wedding. So some of the interior was blocked off, and then the outside of our gorgeous, picturesque church on our wedding day were two nasty dumpsters and two of those huge storage/moving pods. I was furious and really disappointed.

But honestly, our guests didn’t even notice. I asked our photographer to avoid getting them in any shots at all costs. And on my wedding day, I didn’t even notice them, and I hardly even remember them being there. I was too wrapped up in the magic of the day.

I know it’s a little different because the tree is in your reception room, but I think that it won’t be as big a deal as you expect. You will be so wrapped up in the magic of the day that you probably won’t even notice.

And just to be safe…ignore the colors on the tree. You don’t need to change your colors to match those. Obviously, I’ve not seen the tree, but I really think that it won’t be quite the focal point you’re afraid it will be. Because your wedding is in the middle of December, I think your guests will just be used to seeing Christmas trees around. Your night will still be special, and you and your new husband will still be the main event!

I think by not playing into the colors on the tree, you’ll make clear that your wedding isn’t a Christmas one. You can also ask your photographer to try to avoid having the tree in shots when possible.

Hang in there hun! Your wedding will still be amazing and special. 🙂

Post # 11
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@islanderbride:  I would agree that using colors that go with those on the tree is the best idea. A 10 foot tree in a small room cannot be ignored. Your suggestion of teal and dark purple would be beautiful- nice and warm for the season but not traditional “Christmassy” at all.

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