(Closed) How do I go about his? Decor…..

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The company that is doing the room draping for our wedding is also doing a backdrop similar to this behind our head table. My advice would be to have the professionals do it. My guess would be that after the cost of the supplies and the time it would take to do it, it would end up costing the same as it would cost to have someone come in and do it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could probably make a frame from something like PVC piping relatively inexpensively.  It would be lightweight and easy to transport/break-down that way too.  It seems easy enough, make a tulle curtain and then string it on some piping.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, pvc will stand on it’s own as long as you make a support at the bottom. Making an X or a T should be fine. And it will do fine with the tulle because it’s a light weight fabric. You shouldn’t have any problems. Are you wanting to add lights to it like in the pictures? If so that will add some weight so you’ll want to make sure you have a really stable base (not hard to do) and make sure you get the lights with the white cord so the green doesn’t show through. I’m not sure of your timeframe but if you can I’d wait until after Christmas to buy the lights…we hit the jackpot doing that for my sister’s wedding.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Many local churches have “banners” in the sanctuary, which are constructed of heavy duty pvc pipe with a “stand”… then, the fabric is hung on them.  I have been part of the design team for several banners and we usually get an industrious guy to do the pvc part- find an older man with some spare time and let him engineer the backdrop and you worry about the tulle and lights.  Borrow the lights from someone’s Christmas collection and it should not cost over $200 for the rest.  Best wishes.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could probably anchor the PVC pipe in small concrete buckets to make the support poles.

For the crossbeams, you’d just have to make sure that you got pvc pipe that is a big enough circumference that it’d be stable. So when you’re at the Home Depot or wherever, take a length of pipe and give it a shake. If it really wobbles, move up a size. A little wobble is fine, but it should be somewhat rigid.

Also, depending on the width of your backdrop, you may need a center support pole (or a couple of them), too.

Fortunately, tulle is very lightweight, but the white lights will add some weight. You’ll also need to plan out your power needs to make sure there will be plugs available for the lights.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The PVC Piping at home depot is 10ft long when you ask them to cut it to about 6 1/2 ft then the poles are more stable. I’m doing something similar and it is waaaay cheaper than $600.

We are also making our cupcake stand so I had extra wood from that to make the base. Then I cut a 2×4 at the length pf 16ft, down to 4in long. Drilled a hole 1 3/8in down the middle of all the 4x4s and half throught the extra wood. Then stacked three 4×4 on top of eachother, secured them by screwing them together. When I made the horizontal part of the pvc piping. I bolted the two pieces together to make sure that they were sturdy. then draped the fabric on top.

I’m also using this as a canopy so I got more supplies than you will need for the background, so it migh actully be cheaper.

the wood costed about $10

I needed 7 pieces (1″x10′) of PVC pipes for the canopy but will only be using about 2 for the background and those are abut $3 a piece

Fabric I bought 25 yrds (again you won’t need that much) from onlinefabricstore.com for about $60

and the hardware (ie: screws, drill bit and what not) is about $40? I haven’t bought all of those items just yet, but the drill bit (1 3/8″) was about $6

Hope that helps!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just realized that your wedding is after mine, where are you located? maybe I can get them to you after I’m done with mine. I have ivory colored fabric instead of white (I don’t know if that makes a difference for you).

Oh I’ll be making a diy section for this onec I’m done making the necesary parts.

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