Ideas on decorating a Community Hall for a Reception?
We set a $5,000 budget for our wedding of no more than 75 guests, which is completely do-able where we live. Since we are getting married in September, and we live on the gulf coast, odds are that it will be hot as heck. So I checked into a couple of golf resorts, reception venues, etc. and they were all ridiculously priced, IMO. So, I decided that we will go with a Community Hall and decorate it up ourselves. I have learned that my biggest dramatic effect will be the lighting. We will be serving an Italian Cuisine, that is buffet style. I haven't decided on exact colors yet, except for chocolate brown. I'm thinking red for the other color, and my dress will be ivory. Anyways, do you have any thoughts or suggestions on making the building more "romantic" feeling, on a budget?