Post # 1
I’m looking for help and have no idea where to start.. I would like to drape a part of my reception location so I can create a cleaner space for decorating. Anyone have any ideas for this? If you’ve done it before, can you tell me the process, what’s involved and maybe cost estimate. I just want to make it white as we’ll use lighting to add character. Also if anyone has left over draping fabric, they are looking to get rid of..let me know.
Thanks a bunch!
Post # 3
My florist handled draping for us. We covered up some paintings in our lounge area and our ceremony gazebo had drapes. Fabric is relatively inexpensive if you know where to get it. Her prices were inclusive of the draping so not sure what the actual breakdown was…sorry! Good luck!!
Post # 4
You get rent pipe & drape from most event rental places but it gets very expensive very quickly.
I did some DIY draping for just a few spots that were really awful at our venue — like a row of pictures on the wall that was just hideous. so didn’t cover the wall floor to ceiling, but just the top half.
I bought fabric from a website called tableclothsfactory.com:
They had the cheapest chiffon I could find anywhere. I also found some cheap satin bolts at a site called Gifts International.
Event rental places will rent you ‘pipe’ which is as you might imagine huge set of pipes that fit together to drape fabric on. this is what they use for like convention booths. expensive and a lot to transport and set up and break down.
I just bought miniature Command “decorating clips” — they are removable and don’t damage walls at all, especially if you only leave them on for like a day (in testing them at my house, i found they did leave some residue when left for several weeks). You have to stick them on the wall and let them set for an hour, but once that is done they are plenty sturdy enough to hang fabric on. you just need something to attach the fabric to the hook so it won’t slip off. you could use a safety pin, or we hung string lights from the hooks and then attached the fabric to the string lights. It took some time to set up but turned out beautifully, and much much cheaper than traditional pipe and drape.