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Ugly Carpet at my Reception- Does this matter?

I am getting married in Banff, Canada, and the hotel we picked has ugly carpet in the reception room (its dark green with red and yellow acorn/pinecones/leaves-- very Banff.) I am wondering if I need to work my wedding colors around the carpet... How important is that? I will have chair covers and the dance floor will eliminate a large portion of carpet... My FI thinks its no big deal, but I think he might be wrong on that one... What do you think?

Re: Ugly Carpet at my Reception- Does this matter?

  • It's definitely no big deal.  No one will be looking at the carpet or notice it.  You're not expected to match your wedding colors to the venue.  Once the tables are decorated and you're all in the room, no one will be looking at the carpet or walls or drapes.  I don't even know what color the carpet was at reception, honestly.
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    I agree with PP.  The carpet at our reception site doesn't exactly match our colors, but I really don't think anyone will even notice!
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  • Reality check:  was the carpet like at the last 6 weddings you attended?  Can't remember?  No one will remember or care about the carpet at your wedding either.  What they'll care about is good food, good drinks, good music, and a bride and groom who look radiant and spend time with their guests.

    Don't overthink carpet:  I have no idea at all what the carpet was like at my own son and DIL's wedding or at my DD and SIL's wedding.
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  • Receptions aren't usually lit with bright stadium lights and with all the tables I don't think anyone will notice.
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  • Yea our carpet is ugly, but the rest of the place is beautiful! I honestly don't remember the color of any carpets of any weddings I have been to now that i think of it!
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  • no one will notice the carpet. It will be dark.  
  • felkelsfelkels member
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    I refused to have my wedding at my church, because of BRIGHT red carpet...but I don't think the reception matters to much.  Like you said, a lot of it will be covered with the dance floor, and another huge portion will be covered with tables right?  I don't think it is nearly as big of a deal at the reception as it is at the ceremony...not as many posed for photos or anything...etc. 
    Anyway, good luck!
  • I have never looked at the floor during a reception, nor do I have any idea whether the floors at my venue are wooden or carpeted.  Don't worry about the carpet, you'll probably be drawing the eye to the table anyway.  And if not, the presence of other people and food at the tables will draw the eye to the table.
  • No one is going to look at the floor.
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  • big deal?  no way.
    annoying- definitely.
    But, you will not think about it on your big day, promise!  And very few of your guests will notice...those who do, will not care at all.

    Don't be too concerned about the things you cannot help or control.  I know thats easier to say then do! 

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  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_ugly-carpet-reception-this-matter?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:5eee8819-91ef-4ca8-9a6a-3920a77f942aPost:5bc3c4e7-79e6-428e-b179-c034863e329d">Re: Ugly Carpet at my Reception- Does this matter?</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>I refused to have my wedding at my church, because of BRIGHT red carpet...</strong>but I don't think the reception matters to much.  Like you said, a lot of it will be covered with the dance floor, and another huge portion will be covered with tables right?  I don't think it is nearly as big of a deal at the reception as it is at the ceremony...not as many posed for photos or anything...etc.  Anyway, good luck!
    Posted by felkels[/QUOTE]


    Really???   I give a side-eye to someone who rejects their own church because of the carpet.  






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  • Ah this is all good advice!

    My reception carpet is ugly, too! Good to know I'm not the only one looking at and worrying about unimportant details :) 

    After reading peoples' responses, I agree. You will not be worrying about that on your wedding day and nobody is looking at the carpet anyway!
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  • megk8ozmegk8oz member
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    I'm not going to lie ... I have no effin clue what the carpet looked like at my own reception. I'm going to guess dark brown. But I really have no idea. And I loved my venue ... I just didn't pay much attention to the floor.

    Needless to say, I don't look at the floors, let alone notice if they "clash" with the rest of the decor or not.

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  • I think its a personal problem and I say that because that's me too! Since I was a child I've described events by the carpet color (some
    more memorable than others). So along with you I'm trying hard to remember that it's just me and NO ONE ELSE gives two licks about carpet color. Crazy. But anyways sorry lyndausvi. I'm still trying to accept this before I can accept my own church which will clash horribly with my wedding colors in every picture.
  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    @sporejl - you do realize this thread is over 3 years old and the bride who started it has been married for awhile now and most likely no longer around.

  • ViczaesarViczaesar Central Coast, CA member
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    felkels said:
    I refused to have my wedding at my church, because of BRIGHT red carpet...but I don't think the reception matters to much.  Like you said, a lot of it will be covered with the dance floor, and another huge portion will be covered with tables right?  I don't think it is nearly as big of a deal at the reception as it is at the ceremony...not as many posed for photos or anything...etc. 
    Anyway, good luck!
    It doesn't matter at the ceremony, either.



  • ViczaesarViczaesar Central Coast, CA member
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    Damn it, zombie thread got me!



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