Post # 1
Hi Ladies, I am getting quotes back from $1000-1500 to do a head table backdrop, the head table, cake table and entrance table such as this photo:
From the looks of it I will need white drape partitioning such as this: and then white table skirt such as and then the lights and then some kind of sheer flowy fabric to do the drapery…
Do you think this sounds right? Did you DIY your head table backdrop? Do you have any photos to share? Thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 2
My boyfriend did his sisters and it looked very similar to the first photo that you had… he said that they went out and bought fabric and the lights, ended up costing approximately $500. The fabric was relatively cheap, the lights were the most expensive part. If you’re looking to save costs, ask around in your circle of family and friends for any white (or coloured) Christmas lights that you can borrow for that day
Post # 3
MissHockey: i’m a fan of saving money. I think you should do it yourself. Possibly the frame for the backdrop could pose as an bigger expense, but you could sell it to another bride after to recoup costs.
Post # 4
I think this is totally do-able. I got things for a simple backdrop for less than 100USD. I am not putting a backing on mine as it is on a white wall and only using one layer of tulle for the covering with some 6 inch thick coloured tulle as the draping parts on the top. I am also lucky cause I can put my curtain on a rail rather than a frame too. I think this could be quite an expensive part of the whole thing. My lights were 6m wide by 3m long and cost 50USD from ebay and all work well and they have 8 settings (we will change to one of the more lively ones for dancing time) seller was helganho and description was Free Ship,White 6MX3M,600Led Curtain Lights String Wedding Xmas AU/UK/US/EU PLUG. I will include a pic of a section of them just hanging over the curtain of our lounge so you can see
Post # 5
jessica.j.baron: Awesome! Any chance you have any photos to share with me? Also, do you have any idea what kind of fabric he bought? I am so clueless when it comes to that stuff lol. it looks to me like it would be a chiffon or something like that! Great idea about asking for the lights!
KingsDaughter: Thank you for the confidence in me! haha. I think we should be able to do this ourselves relatively painless too! I think you are right about being able to sell it after, I would just sell it all together as long as it turns out as lovely as this photo I can’t see it being too hard to sell!
EmmaLemma: Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that! I have bought a lot of my wedding stuff from AliExpress so I was thinking of buying the lights from there. It looks like it was similar to the ebay items! Those lights that you bought look beautiful and perfect!
Post # 6
MissHockey: If your wedding is next July, I would buy the fabric whenever you can (if you go through any craft stores keep your eye out for coupons!!!). For the lights, wait until AFTER Christmas and then purchase them all on clearance at Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, etc. My friend went last year for her Nov 2014 wedding and she got everything 90% off!
Post # 7
MissHockey: I would also check into places to rent it?
we are getting married at a hotel and they are letting us rent this backdrop for $150
Post # 8
MrsMeowton: That is a great idea!! I will have to do that! Just need to figure out what kind of material I would need for it!
mrsdevries: wow that is beautiful! All for $150! What a steal! I wish we had something like that avaliable! I think I have e-mailed every person possible so far for renting lol I have been getting quotes from anywhere from $900 – $1500!
Post # 9
My friend forwarded your post to me.
Did you find a backdrop, head table, and cake table?
i am the decorator of the photo above. I am located in Little Falls, Mn.
You would be able to rent the 3 items in the photo for $350 plus tax – if you wanted to set it up yourself.
If I can be of assistance please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Post # 10
Deesdecorating: Appreciate it! but unless you are planning on delivering it to Canada for me then I don’t think that will work! Thanks tho.
Post # 11
My aunts did my cousins wedding and did a backdrop using PVP pipe… From what I understand it was not too expensive and they used regular fabric.. here is a few pics from the wedding and a pic of a pvc frame (from pinterest)… I am no expert… but it looked really nice… and Im sure no where near $1000 lol
Post # 12
Well, I think you’re on the right track. Do you have big curtains at home that match your wedding design color? You can use them to decorate your backdrop so you’ll no longer worry about the details of design. Or, maybe, you could hire One heart wedding planner. Have you heard about them?