Are finances causing your bride to settle for the less than perfect venue? Maybe her parents are footing the bill and determined to have the reception in the old church hall or in a not-so-nice event center. Whatever circumstance leaves your clients with a less than desirable venue, don’t panic. If the ugly duckling can turn into a beautiful swan, that unattractive venue can be transformed into their storybook wedding without breaking the bank. All it takes is a bit of imagination and inspiration. And probably some perspiration.
The Important Things
Some couples have their weddings inside an underground cavern. I mention this because, although it isn’t what most would consider a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony, it does have a “Wow” factor that people will remember for a long time. You too can create that “Wow” factor with any less-than-perfect venue.
Down the road, your client’s family and guests won’t remember the venue nearly as much as they remember the great food, the fun entertainment and the company of friends they experienced the ceremony with. Those are the memories your clients will cherish. If the venue is ugly or even just dark or boring, make the other areas shine. Serve a fabulous meal, provide unique and fun entertainment and make the guest tables look fabulous.
Here are a few ideas for sprucing up a less than desirable venue:
A Place for Making Memories
Spend time thinking about the kind and location of wedding and reception photos your clients will want. Mention the situation and venue to the photographer so they can bring the appropriate equipment such as extra lighting for a dark room. You may want to suggest that your clients take all of their photos at a local park or garden setting instead of inside the venue.
A little bit of inspiration and creativity can go a long way towards make a less-than-perfect venue become a beautiful backdrop for your client’s wedding day. What ideas have you used to spruce up a venue for your clients? Please share them in the comments below.