Post # 1
So we selected our reception venue last week — we’ll be getting married at an upscale guest ranch in Arizona. Totally suits us because we are both outdoorsy and love horses 🙂 We’ll be having the cocktail hour outside (as long as there isn’t a monsoon downpour), but the reception will be inside.
One small problem: THE CARPET! It is super southwestern, and we aren’t going for that kind of theme at ALL. My original color choices were peacock colors (highlighted by a dark blue or teal) or a yellow/green scheme. Now I am worried that both of those themes would look ridiculous with that carpet.
Should I be worried? If so, what colors might you suggest?
Also, the room in the pic is not set up for a wedding, but a business presentation, so the layout and tables will be different. I just want you to focus on that awful carpet!
Post # 3
I think that you could still do a peacock color scheme in that room. Once you decorate the tables and mantle no one will be looking at the floor. If you are really worried about the carpet, it looks like the SW pattern is in the middle of tan borders. Can the tables be positioned over the center of the pattern in order to cover the most of it? I think you don’t need to worry though.
Post # 4
Wow. That is an interesting carpet . . . Very Southwest looking. I actually think teal or yellow could compliment it. Those are both colors found in southwestern decor, so I think you could stick with your original palatte.
Post # 5
The carpet in our reception venue didn’t go at all with any of our wedding colors, but in the end it didn’t really matter. The lights were dimmed during the reception and we also had some colored lighting and a dancefloor in the middle, so the carpet wasn’t even noticeable.
Post # 6
Thanks guys! I am hoping it won’t be noticable with all the tables setup & everything decorated, but I wanted some extra opinions to make sure I wasnt crazy.
Post # 7
You definitely can and should go with your color scheme. Like azula said, the lights will be dimmed and with a dance floor, it will hardly show.
I have no idea why, though, hotel ballrooms and conference/event centers pick the fugliest carpet patterns! Doesn’t it make sense to pick something neutral? Look at my venue’s carpet pattern. Thanks goodness for light dimmers.
Post # 8
Oh wow, that’s some carpet. I think the colours you mentioned will be fine…
I’d probably say to not co-ordinate the rest of your wedding around a bizarre carpet – just choose what you want. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to have to look at the rest of my design choices thinking about how I had to settle for what I didn’t want just to accomodate ugly carpeting.
And I’m guessing the theme/style of the reception decor affects how well any colour goes with the floor, more than the colour itself.
I’m also hoping no one notices the carpet at my reception venue…
Post # 9
@MissLLC: WOW! That was exactly the kind of picture I was looking for! I wouldn’t have noticed the carpet with the light dimming if you had not pointed it out. I feel better now! Thanks for the pic!
I also think it is bizarre that these halls all have such funky carpet. The 3 halls I liked the most all had some whacky stuff, but the one at the ranch definitely takes the cake.
Thanks all for your input!
Post # 10
Yup, my hall has maroon carpet with navy and beige details. I’m hoping that with the lights dimmed you won’t pick up on the colors. I think you should do the peacock scheme.. it would be very pretty.
Post # 11
Yeah I totally agree that your peacock theme could still go. It has the teal in the carpet too…..I hate that ugly hotel carpet. That was one of the types venues that i avoided, for that very same reason.
Post # 12
I agree that most of your color scheme will look good, even with the weird carpet. Besides most of the reception will be spent looking at the table (while eating) and then at the dance floor area. I don’t think you need to change your color scheme at all. Like jordynrose suggested, maybe most of the pattern can be covered with careful positioning of tables.
Post # 13
The carpet should NOT be a problem if you’re having your event in the evening…lights are turned down. Besides, all eyes will be on you, so don’t worry about it!
Post # 14
My colors are fuschia and orange so of course there is not a hall anywhere that has carpet to match… nor should anyone EXPECT the carpet carpet in a rented facility to match your colors… pick whatever colors u want and just mak sure the decor that you CAN control ties in (chair covers/sashes, centerpieces,ect.)
Post # 15
I like your peacock idea, especially with the turquoise. The red and black featured in those photos matches terribly! I think picking one color out of the carpet (like the turquoise or possibly the maroon) and then using some neutral coloring would work. There are probably other possibilities, but I wouldn’t go with any tableclothes that clash with that turqoise because it’s so prominent.
Post # 16
I’ve got some ugly carpeting for you too (my venue in the pic below). And they told me it was actually put in recently! I have no idea why venues love ugly patterns.
But, I’m in the dim the lights and cover with tables and dance floor camp. Think about every event you’ve ever been too and I bet you’ve never noticed the carpet. I think your peacock colors would definitely work. Yellow and green would probably be fighting with the carpet a little more, but would probably still be fine.