Don’t worry – just “flip” space. You can use the flowers on the ceremony aisle for reception centerpieces, and your rental chairs can serve double-duty too. But factor in extras.
“Don’t fight the design flaw – embrace it,” Hotchkiss says. “If the carpet is a green zigzag, pull that color into the napkins or the seat cushions.
“Buy yards of simple fabric and pin them over the offending drapes,” Lee says. It’s a quick fix – no sewing required – and it can really transform the venue.
While you can’t exactly redecorate, you can shift the focus. “I like to transform a space with what I call ‘moving wallpaper’ – we use projectors and add moving images to the walls,” Worley says.
Space is usually a bonus, but if you’re after a cozy atmosphere, a big room with high ceilings can present a challenge.
If your budget allows, roll in some new carpet and completely cover the rug. Not in the cards? Keep your guests looking up.
Rent ones that complement your wedding style or colors, like classic chiavari chairs or rustic wood benches.