Post # 1
This has to do with ceremony and decor btw. Here are several pictures of the room I’ll be getting married in. Hopefully you’ll be able to see what i’m talking about. There is this old timey looking gate thing that wraps around the entire front in a semi circle.
I’m sitting here thinking “what on earth am I going to do to decorate this thing, I don’t even know how to get around the durned thing…”
And so I want to know how on earth I’m gonna manage doing that too. I just need some ideas, I have come up with several but that gate always makes things seem so awkward and uncomfortable. Like if I’m behind it, then how do I get behind it? And will it obstruct the pictures? and where will my party stand?
If I’m in front of it will we be too close to the audience? Will there be a huge empty space back there? will there be room? Uuugggghh, see what I mean?
It’s kinda late so I might have to bump this tomorrow, but Thanks In Advance.
Post # 3
Is that an old courthouse? So cool!!!
I would decorate the curved railing, maybe with a flower garland (if its in budget) or a tulle swag, with flowers on the posts. As far as entering, can you go in on one side, and out on the other? Just use the center aisle, and then turn.
Post # 4
Is that an old courthouse? Looks awesome!
The chapel where we’ll be getting married has a similar set up. There’s a railing in front of the altar that extends pretty far out. We’re planning on standing in front of it with the officiant behind it. I don’t think standing in front will be too close to the audience. In fact, one of the main reasons I wanted to be in front was because I didn’t want a physical barrier between us and the audience. Our dearest family will be sitting in the first row and I want to be close to them when we’re saying our vows. Also I don’t want the railing to obstruct the pictures.
As for our bridal party, our Best Man and ManOH (my brother; I’m not having a maid of honor) will definitely stand with us in front of the railing. I’m toying with the idea of the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen standing behind it. That way, it wouldn’t be us and the bridal party in front and just the officiant behind, or just us in front with the entire bridal party and officiant behind. I think that’ll help it to look more even, and not look like some big empty space. I also think that it will add some interesting depth to the pictures/ceremony. And I don’t care so much about the railing obstructing pictures of the officiant or bridal party. 🙂
Post # 5
@nyscpa2be: & @hunni8unni: Yes that’s exactly what it is!
hunni8unni thanks for that, I really did think about something like this but I thought it might be kinda awkward, but hearing you explain it now it doesn’t seem like it would be, plus it makes sense. I don’t want my pictures obstructed 🙂 that’s the main thing right there. I’m glad there is another bee who has dealt with this awkwardness too.
Post # 6
@Pocket_Mouse: You’re welcome!
I know! It’s so nice to talk to other brides or read their posts and see how they handled the same issues I’m having.
Post # 7
I would have most of the ceremony in front of the railing and maybe do the signing or something behind it? That way it’s not unused completely, it feels like that part of the room still had a purpose.
Your ceremony venue looks really cool!
Post # 8
That “old timey looking gate thing ” is called the bar.
It is the railing in a courtroom enclosing the part of the room where the judges and lawyers sit, witnesses are heard, and prisoners are tried.
Post # 9
what about large pomanders or some kind of hanging basket of flowers from the knobs on the bar, and maybe large ribbon/tulle around the railing?
Post # 10
@DeathByDesign: You know what I had completely forgotten about that, the signing I mean, and since it technically is a courthouse that seems really fitting, I love this. I think I would like to find a way to incorporate that into the ceremony and I’d love to actually put that table to use.
Thanks for bringing that up!