Our venue added these horrible, heavy curtains in the reception ballroom windows as a lovely little surprise. They are permanent, despite multiple brides in their instagram comments telling them they completely clash and aren’t what they had in mind when they booked. Y’all, am I being the world’s biggest bridezilla right now!? Is there some way to force them to take the curtains down?
Yep you are. Brides have a tendency to scrutinize every detail that no one else will notice. Only YOU even know there was a change with the curtains....Your guests wont. And honestly they won’t give it 2 seconds of thought. The curtains are fine and actually add a richness to the room. So no need to try and take them down. They’re actually a non-factor.... especially in the grand scheme of things.
Unfortunately, there is no way to force them to take the curtains down. You could try requesting they return your deposit, or at least let you out of the contract, so that you could look for a new venue.
I have to agree with Sexypoodle. I think the room looks lovely, and I don't really see how the curtains are clashing. They look perfectly fine to me. Planning is stressful, but try to take a step back and breathe. After the wedding day is over and done with, you will not remember the curtains. Trust me.
I don't think you're being a "Bridezilla" when you picked the place those curtains weren't there and honestly they look a little dated. With that being said maybe you can drape the walls which will obviously cost more since you'd need another vendor BUT maybe you can attempt to renegotiate your original contract with the venue since again, when you signed your expectation wasn't to have those drapes. I'm sure somewhere in the contract they reserve the right to make changes but it never hurts to ask. Good luck.
Thanks for talking me down. I know it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but it just scares me. If they change this, what else will they change? I’m going to call them tomorrow and talk about it nicely. Maybe they can send me some better photos at least.
Why wouldn’t they just go with white? 😫 I’m shocked they wouldn’t pick a neutral color considering, as you said, that it clashes with a lot of color schemes. Unfortunately I don’t think there is much you can do, but I’d definitely complain to them. If enough brides do maybe they’ll be smart enough to change it (*fingers crossed* before your wedding)
I agree with others that even if they are "truly horrid" (and I don't think they are at all), no one but you will notice them.... I'd also try to stop by and see the room in person, the color in the photo looks very "unnatural" to start with and for me the purple uplights do NOT help. The room has beautiful "bones" and I'm guessing, in person, the drapes probably just blend into the background. If anything, they likely draw more attention to the beautiful windows and the view beyond. Hang in!
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Thank you I don’t know why I’m stressing so hard. Thankfully the uplights are changeable. I’ll have to play with them to see what works with our colors, but I’m thinking just a nice, warm golden light.
No your not being a bridezilla, my venue was updated after I booked as well and I totally get it, when we booked the chandeliers were white and they are now bronze/gold and I prefer silver. but honestly I know in the grand scheme of things this really wont effect my day and its really about marrying the person you love. but no there's probably no way to force them to take them down. the Venue still looks beautiful and everyone will be looking at you!
Girl I totally I know how you feel. My venue is a barn venue and everytime I turn around the owners have added more pieces that "have to stay" it is my dream barn venue but I am doing an enchanted moody dark colored wedding with low lights. I do not want a lot of weight or creams. Every piece she adds are things like white distressed doors and white benches and white spools I understand that she thinks every bride should do mason jars and doilies and babys breath but that's not what I want. And when I booked alot of those items weren't there.
Yes, you are. No one is going to pay any attention to curtains! The only way to not have curtains at your venue is to book a different venue and hope they don't also add curtains. You can request they be removed but you cannot force them to.