Post # 1
I’m using my church’s social hall for our reception. Thing is, the ceiling is really ugly. They have florescent light fixtures covered with cloth, not hard plastic.
I have a couple ideas for covering the ceiling or making it so you wouldn’t even look up at the ceiling.
– strings of tissue paper pom-poms covering the ceiling (very time consuming, and expensive. Would need over 1200 sheets of tissue for about $50)
– Keep the fixed lights off, and string Christmas lights all over. (more expensive, would need about 550 feet of lights, about $120) There are windows, so it would be fairly light without the lights on anyway, and the extra Christmas lights should make it perfectly bright.
– Keep the fixed lights off, use uplighting (about $50 for 4 lights) Not so sure about this option – not sure the uplighting would show up in the daytime.
Ideas and comments very welcome!
Post # 3
I like the lighting options. Moreso the uplighting because its less work/less expensive than the christmas lights.
Post # 4
Thanks! 🙂 Uplighting is my favorite too.
Post # 5
I voted other because I’m saying nothing. I honestly probably wouldn’t even look at the ceiling.
Post # 6
Have you thought about draping? http://www.theeventdrapingcompany.co.uk/images/dsc05428.jpg
eta: this inspriation image has uplighting and twinkle lights on it too…
Post # 7
I hadn’t thought about drapery, no… But I think it’s relatively DIY… I’m thinking tulle with twinkle lights would look amazing!
Post # 8
What is your budget for the ceiling decor? You mentioned that $50 for tissue paper was expensive, so there is no point in suggesting things not in your budget.
Post # 9
It’s hard to say. Christmas lights if they are done in a messy way can look really….icky 🙁
What about paper lanterns?
Post # 10
I would think if you hang puffballs or whatever from the ceiling that it would just make them look at the ceiling more, if anything
Post # 11
@julies1949: My budget is below $100.
Thanks for all your help ladies! I think that I’m going to DIY draping, and add some twinkle lights. I found a rental for the lights – 50′ for $8, and I live really close to the LA fashion district, so I’ll pick up some $1/yard satin. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
Maybe a combination of string lights/tulle & a few poms for color??