Tat's Tip: Transforming Venues

I’ve seen a lot of brides get excited when they find out their venue will provide a lot of bells and whistles.  One stop shopping is great, generic  weddings are not. Here are a few tips to transform your space.

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All it takes are a few simple touches to transform your venue from an empty space to something spectacular.

Table linens and chair covers go a long way toward personalization.  Not only can you bring in linens to coordinate with your color scheme, but you can also find original textures.

Use your rentals to divide space throughout your venue.  Create conversation areas using chaise lounges and throw pillows.  Additionally, don’t overlook the reception tables.  A mixture of round and rectangle tables will add a flare to your space.  Make sure to have a professional create your floor plans so the tables are symmetric and drawn to scale.

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Throw pillows, table linens and centerpieces really pull a venue together.

A great way to make a large space more intimate is through draping.  There are hundreds of colors and fabrics to compliment your theme.  Take a walk through a local fabric store for inspiration.  Draping is also a great trick to hide walls that might be less than appealing.

Elegan draping and coordinated chair covers will transform a simple venue into a Morrocan Palace and will add splashes of unexpected color to your ceremony.
Elegant draping and coordinated chair covers will transform a simple venue into a Moroccan Palace and will add splashes of unexpected color to your ceremony.

We always think of the flowers decorating a reception, but what about taking it a step further?  Plants and trees around the space can soften a room.

The best, most dramatic way to transform a space is through your lighting. Up-lighting the walls or individual spaces will make your reception even more fabulous.  Amber toned lighting is always flattering.  Also, don’t forget to add candles.  Covering all available space with a mix of votives and chandelier candles will change the whole vibe.

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Mood lighting and candle centerpieces can give your venue a warm, elegant feel.