Post # 1
Hello all –
So working on my wedding budget I have decided to do my own uplighting and ceremony backdrop. Is anyone else being bold enough to do their own back drop?
I am having my ceremony and reception in the same venue. My fabric backdrop will serve as part of our ceremony decor, then when cocktail hour starts and they open the rest of the room for the reception that backdrop will then be our backdrop for our sweetheart table.
Does anyone have any pictures of DIY backdrops for inspiration please?!! <3
Post # 3
We’ll have two different DIY backdrops – one for the ceremony and one for the reception. We’re having a church ceremony and originally they were going to lend us their standard wedding arch for free, but it’s been damaged so it’s no longer available. So after some brainstorming with my MOH, we’re going to do a variation on this lace curtain backdrop:
I rented Pipe & Drape hardware that’s typically used for tradeshows – basically a put-it-together-yourself variation of this (and it only cost $25 to rent the pieces):
Now I just need to get some cheap lace curtains from Ikea ($15), tie some baby’s breath to the sides, and all good to go. I looked at renting actual archways and they run from $150-250 and that’s just too much of an investment for a 30-minute ceremony!
And for our reception, we’re doing a variation of this lighted backdrop:
Just one window panel though due to the way our reception venue is set up. I got a spring curtain rod, sheer gold curtains, and now am planning to buy these gorgeous starry string lights:
Sorry I don’t have actual photos of these backdrops as they haven’t been made yet, but hope this helps!
Post # 4
I’m making my own backdrop 🙂 it’s going to be several different types of lace paneling with hankerchief bunting hung between two trees.
Post # 5
We are doing something similar to this (minus the saying that the top). When we bought our house there were two old doors in the basement so this project will be pretty much free for us!
We will be moving it behind our sweetheart table as well!
Post # 6
@cinnakim: YOU ARE MY HERO!!
LOL when I saw OP’s post I was just about to say if you figure it out, let me know. (As Madea says) Hallelu-yerr!!
Post # 8
@sablemuse: LOL thank you! I just hope it works out in real life.. it looks GREAT imagined in my head 😉
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah! For our outdoor ceremony, my FI is making a wooden altar like in this picture and I’ve been making a ton of paper dot garlands. We’ll hang flowers and tissue balls, too. i want to pretty much recreate this exact picture, haha.
Post # 10
@Weetzie: Oh my Hubby made our back drop it took like 6 weks ,he did it out of toilet tissue rolls the inner bit and covered them with glittering gift wrap papers, it is on display under wedding bee Galary at reception details, by Yinka.