(Closed) Affordable Backdrop Behind Head Table Options? What Did You Use?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just helped my friend plan her wedding and she bought jute string (you could use fishing line) and then tied strips of white tulle on it.  Then we hung strands of twinkle lights behind it and it was GORGEOUS.  above the wedding party table they hung a banner that said just married.  it gave it good dimension!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just married banner… not a great picture, I cut off the J lol and it’s too bright but just to give an idea

This is what the back of it looked like (we put the wedding party in front of a big window so the backdrop blocked the window so pictures wouldn’t have a reflection of the window or just be staring into blackness of night)

Here’s the front.  I was mostly trying to capture what the backdrop looked like so ignore the people in the front.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would love to see what people did! 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

bridetobe24:  When I have to decorate something, the first thing I do is think of what I have access to that is free. old doors, drapery, picture frames etc Once I have that identified, I try to think how I could use it, including searching Pinterest, other online sites etc. 

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=inexpensive%20wedding%20backdrop&term_meta%5B%5D=inexpensive|typed&term_meta%5B%5D=wedding|typed&term_meta%5B%5D=backdrop|typed

Hanging some sheer drapery which you can get very inexpensivley at thrift shops, Ikea, online etc is the quickest way to cover the wall. Then hang something in front of it- maybe only in the center behind the bride and groom.

You could use an old door or moulding to make a huge picture frame that would frame the two of you when you are sitting.Painted silver against burgundy curtains, or vice versa, it would pop.

 

If you have to buy something remember that you can sell it after the wedding to recoup some of your costs.

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

marrah: Very pretty! except that the fabric is $11.50 per yard. She would need a minimum of 9 yds to cover the wall with no extra fullness, just 3 flat panels. That works out to over $100. She would be better off getting the crystal curtains she said she couldn’t afford at $60.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’m not sure what your budget is but a 10 foo back drop shouldn’t cost much more then $40 including curtains And lights. They also have the fake plastic looking beads that come in iridescent, when placed on a backdrop that has lights behind it, it looks amazing. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

What we’ve done for bridal shows is use one of the plastic iridescent rods and cut them so you have multiple strands, we then pin them to the top of the curtains. You still get the result of the actual curtain without spendinf boat loads of cash. Also, keep an eye on places like the good will and Salvation Army for fabric or beads. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

bridetobe24:  I think the bride didn’t spend too much. She bought a bolt(I think that’s what it’s called) of white tulle at hobby lobby and used the 40% off coupon they post weekly.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Cuvier Park/ La Jolla, CA

julies1949:  perhaps you are not aware that when you buy fabric in bulk- more than 4-yards- the price is negotiable.  this fabric does not need to be gathered.  It is decorative on its own.  I used it to decorate as table toppers & our arch as well.  (I don’t have a connection with the company – just showed it comes in all colors). 

It is not transparent & will hide an ugly wall.  Sheer fabric is cheap & looks cheap (unless it is SILK & you need a lot of it to hide the ugly wall

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

marrah:  I think just sheer fabric wouldn’t cover the wall but with the fabric and lights as well it looks pretty awesome and camouflages a plain wall or window.  I didn’t think the tulle looked cheap. It looked bridal and fun but it just depends on the theme I guess on if it’s appropriate

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

slow day at work so here are some more options

paper fans

one crystal curtain in the center and sheer drapes on the sides

if you have someone who has nice handwriting or  a projector so you can trace the writing, cover the wall with inexpensive blank newspaper roll and add minimal draping at the top and between the quotations to cover the seams

go to Staples and gets some photos enlarged as engineers prints. You can get 3×4′ prints for $7 each. They are very thin paper and need to be mounted on cardboard or foamcore sheets with spray adhesive. Use the same way as the quotations above. You can use prints of both sets of parents on the sides and the two of you in the middle. If that doesn’t work (divorce etc) you could do the two of you as children on the sides and as a couple in the middle.

You can also use foamcore or cardboard  to make a frame for a pic that you have mounted already.

 

 

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