(Closed) Hanging Picture Frames on the Venue Wall

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

There’s those hangers that they sell on late-night TV…the ones that college dorms recommend. I don’t know what they’re called, but they supposedly don’t leave marks.

If there’s any way to tie something by the ceiling, you could hang photos from colored ribbon. Or place them around the guest book.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

we use the 3m white plastic hooks for our bathroom towels on the back of the door, and it comes off cleanly. not sure how well it would work for picture frames, but it’s worth trying.

have you looked into wall decals? i know they make them with words, but i haven’t seen any with pictures. but they’re removable…

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Have you thought of using an easel?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969
Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I originally wanted to do something similar.  The church hall didn’t let me do anything.  Easels were the only thing they allowed.

Those 3M hooks are great but have peeled off the paint of 3 different apartments I lived in during school.  Poster putty will leave stains.  You don’t want to have to pay to repaint your venue.

We ended just doing a small picture display in a corner.  I actually really glad I didn’t do the other pictures.  Guests will really think you are full of yourselves.  Yes the wedding is about you but you don’t need poster sized pictures of you hanging on the walls to prove it.  Plus, when everything else was decorated you didn’t even notice the walls.  It probably would have been too much if their were pictures around. 

As for the pictures on the tables I had each table number be a year and then had a picture from that year.  I used Photoshop to put it all together and had a short description of what happened that year.  People loved them and were wandering around mingling trying to read each one.

 

Post # 9
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Newbee

I think what some other posters are referring to are command adhesives by 3M. If you use them properly (you have to stretch them correctly as you are removing them) they are good about not pulling paint off the walls. They make a kit specifically for picture hanging that you should be able to find at our local hardware store, target, etc.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

DesignBee ~ Yeah, I know they aren’t supposed to but if the paint isn’t adhered very well (ie. older building like my apartments) it can peel off paint.  Either way I know my venue didn’t allow so you should check with them first. 

Quickbrownfox ~ I love the name by the way.  I too like typography and design but I’m not a professional.  I figured you wouldn’t but I just wanted to point that out.  : )  That is what the venue coordinator said to me.  

We ended up doing two things.  1.) We had that photo display I described above.  But to make it kind of different we bought some large sheets of clear acrylic to put the photos on.  It made it look a little nicer plus we had a clear glass thing going on so it fit in well.

2.) We ended up having a slideshow set up so I made one for the cocktail hour.  I orginally didn’t want this because it’s so overdone but I ended up making surprise family slideshows for the FD & MS dances that went to the music and it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if there was a set up there for no reason.  

So you could try those ideas if the wall hanging thing doesn’t work out.  Good luck!

Robin 

P.S. Those are DIY centerpieces.  Simple but beautiful. 

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