Post # 1
So, about three months ago I realized we would be standing in front of a kind of ugly wall during our ceremony so that our guests could be in the shade. The wall has plaques honoring everyone who has donated money to the museum were getting married at and is way too big to cover entirely. I wanted to come up with some kind of backdrop to bring the focus out from the wall and make a pretty background for our ceremony photos but was totally stumped. Enter this photo:
I proposed the idea of building a streamer curtain and FI was a total naysayer. He didn’t like the idea of building something and thought it would be a huge undertaking BUT he agreed to give me a shot at making it if I could do it for under $40. Here’s my finished product:
I’m so happy with how it turned out. The PVC legs at the bottom are turned in in the photo so we could lean it against the wall. It’s 8ft long and 7ft high! The PVC should be easy to take apart for storage until the wedding. 🙂
Post # 3
Holy Toledo!!! That looks awesome! How did you get that texture?
Post # 4
@littletigers: Awesome! Good job!
Post # 5
@littletigers: I second JenGirl. Tell us how you made the streamers like that! And how much was it in the end? Under $40?
Post # 6
That looks great! But I have to warn you about the wind. I officiated at a couple friends’ outdoor weddings, and there was some wind, so the entire time I am trying to guide them through their vows, I have pieces of ribbon and streamer wrapping around me and whipping me in the face.
If you think there might be wind, maybe you could add some weights at the bottom. You could do it so they wouldn’t be visible, and it would also help them to lie flatter.
Post # 7
@EffieTrinket: definitely something to consider but I don’t think it will be too much of a problem for us since our ceremony is in a small courtyard surrounded by four very tall walls/wings that house the actual museum.
@Miss_Words: I cam in under $40. I spent about $16 on PVC pipe and a cutter and then another $20 on crepe paper sheets and a metallic foil fringe party curtain. I was able to get the texture by fringing the streamers as I cut them from the crepe paper folds.
@JenGirl: I fringed the streamers as I cut them from the crepe paper. The paper came like tissue paper does and I cut three inch sections but didn’t unravel it. Then I cut the fringe and “fluffed” it. I hot glued one end to the PVC then unraveled it.
Post # 8
Niiice! Looks beautiful 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks! I don’t ever want to cut out another streamer. Haha.
Post # 11
This what I’m going to use for support. We’re going to fill the buckets with sand. Right now the setup is very tippy and oddly angled without the sand for support. We’re using it for the backdrop that goes behind our sweetheart table (we’re not allowed to hang anything on or against the walls so this is out solution).