Post # 1
I’m actually helping my younger cousin with her wedding planning. She is on a very small budget. I think we have found a very nice brand new community center to have both the wedding and ceremony at but we’re not sure how to set up the room to host both events.
Outdoor space isn’t really an option so we can’t ask everyone to get out while we change over the room.
Has anyone else encountered this or does anyone have any ideas?
It will be a beach theme with bright colors. Beach balls instead of balloons, toys sand pails for center pieces things like that.
Post # 3
is there a side room for a cocktail reception? my friends did that once where the ceremony and reception happened in the same space. we were asked to go downstairs to a separate room while they changed the room around.
Post # 4
Maybe after the ceremony you could have a receiving line for the Bride, Groom and their families and direct everyone outside and around the building (or to another door) and while people are waiting in line other family members or the catering staff can quickly set up some tables. Also if the room is big enough you could use what is called "Pipe and drape" (something a florist could help you with) where basically you put up curtains to divide the room in half with the ceremony on one side and the reception decor behind it. Once the ceremony is over you can again have family or the caterers move everything as quickly as possible.
It sounds to me like they are going to have a fun relaxing wedding — so I also dont think it would be horrible to ask the guests to help out and move their chairs to the side of the room after the ceremony!
Post # 5
If the room is big enough, you could divide it. There are lot of ways that you could go about doing that, via curtains or tri-fold screens.
Post # 6
If your cousin isn’t set on the traditional walk-down-the-aisle ceremony, there’s always the option of a tableside ceremony.
Post # 7
thanks for all the ideas. I think the tableside ceremony may be the way to go if there isn’t an inexpensive way to put up a pretty divider that doesn’t look tacky. We’re doing DIY flowers so no florist.
Has anyone done the ceremony on the dance floor with some sort of decor that could be removed easily?
Post # 8
I saw a photo of a ceremony in which all of the guests formed a circle around the bride and groom. It was very sweet because they thought of it as encircling them in love. This might be an option for having it on a dance floor that wouldn’t even really need any decoration.
Post # 9
This type of ceremoney can be done simply by setting up your uest tables on either side of your venue or hall making an isleway for the entrance of all the wedding party participants and that can also be used as the dance floor. If you have parents, special guests, etc that are a part of the wedding you can place a few chairs in front of the guest tables so that you have the idea of a church ceremony, place a few isle markers there to indicate the isleway and drape tulle and bows as an accent. Once the ceremony is over the chairs can be removed.