Need help hiding HUGE TV at ceremony venue

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee

I would get some pvc pipe and do some kind of draping technique.


or hang some colorful streamers.


or get a pretty picture put onto some foam core and since it would be light enough, tape that beotch to the tv. maybe an engagement pic or something


Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Commission an art student to paint an abstract painting in your wedding colors and hang it over the television.

Very nice venue.

Post # 5
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

Is the venue against you taping things to the ceiling? I would make a lightweight ribbon backdrop or something and attach it to the ceiling.

What time of the day are you getting married? Have you seen any photos from other weddings at that spot? I would be a little bit concerned about the back lighting in photos in that exact spot.

Post # 6
1592 posts
Bumble bee

I think it might look odd to just try and cover the TV itself.  If I was going to construct a PVC frame and drape fabric, I think I’d make it large enough to cover the entire front of the fireplace.  Maybe since the venue has heard other complaints, they’d be willing to pay you something to construct some kind of screen (or knock off some part of the fee if they keep the screen after your wedding). 

Or you could ’embrace’ the whole TV thing.  Do a slide show of your relationship and have it play behind you during the ceremony.  Show your vows on the screen as you say them. 

I’d probably opt to build the PVC screen. 

Post # 7
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Could you do a slideshow disc of images of you guys and your family and play it while the guests are waiting before the ceremony? And then have it paused on a specific image while the ceremony is in session? That would be an option.

Post # 10
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 @athousandjulys:  Do you have a pic of the two of you that you love?

Go to Staples and get it copied as an Engineers print. You can get prints up to 36″x90″ at a very reasonable clost.

It is printed on very thin paper that is easily attached to the TV. You can atatch it directly, or mount it on foamcore with spray adhesive and attach that to the TV.


You could also glue somefoam blocks on the corners of the foamcore so it could be slipped over the whole TV using Command Strips. The blocks will make the picture protrude from the wall by the depth of the blocks.

Post # 11
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Rather than try to hang something in front of it, what is you get some sort of artwork on normal paper and blue tac it to the screen, leaving the black frame around the art. Then it will look like a normal framed painting.

You could use coloured fabric, just paint your colours in splotches…anything you fancy on the plain paper. Anything too heavy won’t stick with blue tac. Just be sure to take it down asap as to not leave a mark on the screen. 

Post # 12
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@athousandjulys:  Instead of making a pvc frame and back drop, why not make a rustic looking frame/mantle you could place a flower arrangement, candle grouping or something similar on.  I’m picturing a set of boards assembled in a rectangle, with some sort of foot at the base so it doesn’t tip over.  Since the venue is struggling with the issue with other brides as well, maybe you could negotiate a discount on your event if you leave the faux mantle with them for other brides to use.  

Post # 13
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@laken.oliver:  that was my first thought…

OP, maybe incorporate it into the wedding… Maybe create a 1 slide powerpoint or image of a wedding monogram in your colours and just have that playing on the screen during your wedding? Assuming the tv has a usb slot – I can’t imagine it won’t… 

The only issue I can think of would be possible glare from the screen in pics, but I’m sure a competent photog will be able to avoid that…

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