Ceiling Drapery – worth it?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Money will spent?
    Yes, people will be staring at the ceiling : (10 votes)
    28 %
    No, I can't remember the ceiling of the last room I was in. : (26 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Tphan:  my fiancé originally wanted draping as well we were quoted $400 we are in the central California. I know it’s not as steep as you were quoted but I still could spend $400 on the ceiling. We opted for purchasing Chinese lanterns in white  49 of them for about $120. Here is out inspiration photo. Hopefully you can find another option to save your budget. Happy planning! Don’t let this over stress you!

    Post # 7
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nobody will care about the ceiling. If it was really ugly with huge water stains, maybe I’d consider getting drapery. But if it’s just a standard ceiling – nobody will notice or care. With the right lighting and decor you can direct guests attention to the tables and dancefloor and other focal areas. The ceiling just fades into the background. Besides everyone will be watching you boogey down!

    Post # 9
    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m one of the few that notices ceilings haha.  I went to a wedding on Friday, and the ceiling was gorgeous!  That is the one thing I want for my wedding, I feel like it “completes” everything.

    That said, your venue is very nice without the ceiling drapery so I think you can get away without it.

    Post # 10
    13 posts

    I am having a destination wedding and the hotel wanted to charge $3-4000. Yes, you read that right. The extra 0 is not a mistake. I was like gtfo, that’s ridiculous. 


    So I would say for the price you were quoted, I would definitely do it. I think it looks so much more elegant.

    Post # 11
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    It looks great, but I personally would not spend the extra money for it. The way I see it, your guests will not be expecting it, so they won’t miss it.

    Post # 12
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Tphan:  if you have things you would rather i don’t think its n eeded it does look pretty like if its something you know you want maybe splruge but no one will really think omg why didnt they drap … they will notice if you do … but its not like they are compairing the room to it with drapping to be aware of the differance 

    Post # 14
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    I wouldn’t say you need it, but if you have the extra in your budget, it would be nice! 

    Post # 15
    13 posts

    @tphan no way, that is not worth the cost at all esp when my wedding package for 50 ppl ceremony and cocktail and reception is 5k only. I’m just going to do uplighting from my dj not promoted by my hotel. Hes only charging $20 per uplight! What a steal!

    Post # 16
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Draping is okay, but I think other things have more impact, like lighting. Use your lighting right, and the ceiling will be invisible anyway.

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