Your wedding planning is coming along nicely. You’ve booked your Long Island wedding venue. You have a vision for your wedding. Now the question is, “How do I bring my vision to life.”
It may well be that you have chosen a banquet hall for your wedding venue because of their fabulous food, location, amenities and because it works with your budget. The hitch in your hitching can sometimes come when the banquet hall or venue doesn’t quite match what you imagined visually. Believe it or not, fixing that may not be as hard as you think.
If you read this blog regularly then you have already sorted out your Pinterest board and know what you want your wedding to look like. You can take a similar approach to styling your wedding venue.
Here are some tips on sorting your Pinterest board.
Start with what you have. What exactly does the room look like and what can you easily change? One really easy change is to mix-up the table shapes and layout. Nowhere is it written that you have to seat all your guests at 60” round tables and put you and your bridal party at a head table. Ask the advice of the people that know the room best, the wedding professionals at your Long Island wedding venue, for some different ideas. Tell them what you have in mind and see what they can come up with for you.
Two more things that are easy to change are the linens and chairs. Most banquet halls have white linens and banquet chairs that match the room. For a more elegant look you may want to choose to rent chiavari chairs. They come in a range of colors including silver, gold and fruitwood. As for linens, you can rent runners, overlays or just table cloths and napkins in a different color or texture.
Simple things can completely change the feel of any banquet hall.
If color is the issue, lighting is your best friend! Washing the walls in a color can marry the room to your color scheme with a flick of a switch. Another lighting trick is to bring the lights way down low and have a lighting company light the room with pinspots on things like your cake and centerpieces. With these two lighting tricks you can virtually make the room, as it exists, disappear.
When all else fails, it’s time to bring in the big guns: draping. This is not a budget friendly play, so don’t consider it unless you absolutely have to hide something truly horrible. Of course you won’t have to resort to something this drastic because you have already booked one of the beautiful banquet rooms at Leonard’s Palazzo.
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If you are really stuck and just can’t picture how to transform what you have into what you want, bring in your floral designer. Chances are good that they know all the tricks and all the vendors needed to pull a transformation like this off. In some cases they may require a service fee to do a site visit, but the ideas they will be able to bring to the table are more than worth it. Show them that Pinterest board so they have your vision in mind and then let their imaginations run with it. It’s what they do.
Yes all this can be a process but it’s what it takes to have the truly unique wedding that you deserve. Who likes cookie cutter?