Brides-to-be will likely be familiar with the popular wedding website The Knot. A recent post on the website addressed some common reception space wedding decor nightmares and how to fix them.
Here are some tips and hacks for turning an ugly banquet hall into the perfect reception space for your dream wedding.
If the Drapes and/or Wallpaper Are Hideous
According to The Knot’s wedding planning pros, simply buy or rent linens or other fabric to pin over the ugly decor.
‘It’s a quick fix — no sewing required — and it can really transform the venue,’ the post says.
The Knot also suggests, if your budget allows, draping the whole space. When you rent linens, coordinate the colors with the drapery and work with small, fine textures and patterns to keep the space looking fun and fresh without being washed out or busy.
If the Carpet is Patterned and Distractingly Ugly
No one will care what the carpet looks like once the dance floor is laid down. Not only will it cover up the carpet, but your guests will be distracted by the music.
Another way to keep your guests’ eyes off the carpet is by directing their gaze up with large, beautiful floral or light arrangements.
If the Space’s Chairs are Old and Dated
Fret not, it’s easy to find chair rentals that match up with your decor. Or consider covering the chairs in white seat covers. This way, you can dress them up how you see fit. Satin or burlap bows are popular choices, as are tassels. Play around to see what works well with your decor.
The Space is Too Big
While it’s better to have too much space than not enough, large, open ballrooms can make a venue seem cold. If you’re looking for a more intimate feel, you can divide the room with drapery, additional furniture, or low-hanging chandeliers and centerpieces.
The Space is Too Small for Two Setups
If you have the opposite problem, and you’re holding your wedding and reception in one space, there’s nothing to fear. By double-dipping, you can reuse the chairs and flowers from the wedding ceremony for the reception.
Additionally, renting separate materials for both events can be expensive. In 2012, the average reception cost $13,106. Save money by using your materials for both events.
Allied Party Rentals is your one-stop shop for wedding ceremony and reception hacks. If your space isn’t ideal, we can help you transform it into something magical.