Post # 1
My fiancé and I are getting married in 7 months in our church. Our church is a small “box” church. The sanctuary is the multipurpose room they use as the gym for the youth group. We love our pastor and wouldn’t have dreamed of getting marriedanywhere else, but the ceiling will need to be beautified.
I was hoping we could find someone to drape it, but so far I haven’t tracked anyone down to do it. I would love to hire someone to do it, even though we’re on a conservative budget, as the ceiling is pitched and pretty high.
Has any one done something like this themselves or do you know where I could look to find someone to do it?
Post # 3
It isnt that hard to DIY it and will be a thousand times cheaper. Gossamer is cheap and stumps has great prices. Good luck!
Post # 4
A couple had more or less the same problem. They used a parachute and it looked STUNNING:
Post # 5
I love wall and ceiling draping, it looks so fabulous. The parachute is a cool idea too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings
@EffieTrinket: did they hand it themselves or have someone else do it? That had to have cost big buck to hang. Do you know more details?
@Kelseye2eye: If you have a DOC or a wedding coordinator some of them either do that sort of thing (typically they have some materials) or know companies that decorate for events. You can also Google for event rentals and decorators in your area.
Post # 7
@Beautiful Bluegrass: I actually found that on a wedding blog (maybe SMP?) so no, I don’t know the couple personally or anything like that. But really, I think it wouldn’t NECESSARILY be that expensive. It seems like all they did was hang fairy lights, and then the tent over it. If your venue has a Genie Lift or a very tall ladder, you might see if they will work with you on it. You would probably have to pay them to do it for liability reasons. Most gyms like that have beams going across the top, or some kind of exposed metalwork. All you’d have to do is poke some small holes in the parachute to pull some cord through (or use strong tape if you’re renting it) and loop through the beams. The fairy lights can just be looped between the beams.
If there isn’t any exposed metalwork up there, and they don’t have one of those ceilings like in school classrooms with the panels you can remove, you might be better off hiring someone. Chances are they’ve worked with situations where there’s very little to hang things from, so they could make it work. It won’t be cheap, but they will have experience. You might check the next nearest city. If you’re in a smaller town, there may not be anyone, but bringing in someone from nearby might be a good solution. You may have to pay them a bit for travel expenses, but if the ceiling is truly ugly, it might be worth it.
As an alternate plan, have you thought about doing it outside? You could use the same pastor, and if there are pretty outdoor areas, you will at least get some good pics. Then at your reception you could keep it kind of dark, and just use uplighting and candles as opposed to using the ceiling lights. That would take the emphasis off the ceiling area. Your DJ might have some lighting you could use–many times DJs have lighting equipment in addition to their DJ setup that they will rent and assemble for an additional fee.