The venue layout is perfect, the ideal location and within your budget, but there are a few things that might just not tickle your fancy. The carpet might be terrible, the walls a putrid shade of green, or the lighting over exposed. We've listed some really common questions asked by brides and we've some solutions to their decor challenges.
Ugly Wall Paper And Old Fashioned Finishes
If your venue permits it you could hand new draping around the walls and make the room look like the inside of a marquee. Alternatively you could create 'moving wallpaper' and have projectors to make moving images on the walls.
This can also double as your wall lighting feature and creates an interesting visual effect. If you can't afford the imagery or don't want that type of look, then we'd suggest looking at uplighting to mask the design - even the ugliest wallpapers can disappear into a nice soft glow or shade of pink.
The Room Colours Clash With My Colour Scheme
Sometimes the best option you'll have is to embrace the colours and work with them. Pull some of the carpet colours or wall colours into your design. You may work them into the napkins, cushions or menus. Pick flowers that compliment the colours or are neutral.
If you've picked a colour palette that is more metallic or soft, then make these colours more prominent in the decor and keep the bold colours for the finer details like your invitations or signature cocktail.
Chairs Dated Or Don't Work With Your Colour
This fix is usually an easy one. If your venue will permit it, we suggest you rent some new chairs that compliment your wedding theme, such as classic chiavari chairs, clear plastic chairs or rustic wood benches.
You may also like to hire some lounges or bar chairs to create some intimate spaces for your guests to sit. If your venue will not permit this, there are a range of great ways you can jazz up the chairs with flowers, draping or cushions.
The Carpet Or Floor Pattern Is Not Tasteful
Whilst it might cost a fair bit extra, you could always hire some new carpet and completely cover the floor or a new dance floor to cover the existing one.
If this isn't on the cards draw your guests attention away from the ground by having lots of high focal points of interest, like hanging lights, hanging flowers or big floral installations.
The Drapes Have Patterns But The Venue Won't Take Them Down
If your budget allows it then by enough fabric to pin over the top of the unsightly curtains. It is a fix that doesn't require sewing and it can totally change the look of a venue.
You may even be able to fabric the whole space. You may even like to pick something more exciting and double it as your wedding table backdrop. Look for fabric that will work nicely with your linen, colour scheme, textures and patterns. Keep it light and sophisticated.
The Venue Is Large But You Want An Intimate Feel
Having extra space is usually something we consider to be a good thing. There are always was to make a space feel more intimate, but much harder to make a smaller space feel spacious. You can create smaller sitting areas and stand up bar spots.
By creating these points of interest around the edge will help keep guests focal point to the main reception area. Another suggestion is to hang long centrepieces low - just off the table - as this will draw your guests attention down and create an intimate feel. You can also use different fabric furniture and styles to define the different spaces.
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