(Closed) Anyone else DIY'ing a backdrop?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’ll have two different DIY backdrops – one for the ceremony and one for the reception.  We’re having a church ceremony and originally they were going to lend us their standard wedding arch for free, but it’s been damaged so it’s no longer available.  So after some brainstorming with my Maid/Matron of Honor, we’re going to do a variation on this lace curtain backdrop:

I rented Pipe & Drape hardware that’s typically used for tradeshows – basically a put-it-together-yourself variation of this (and it only cost $25 to rent the pieces):

Now I just need to get some cheap lace curtains from Ikea ($15), tie some baby’s breath to the sides, and all good to go.  I looked at renting actual archways and they run from $150-250 and that’s just too much of an investment for a 30-minute ceremony!

And for our reception, we’re doing a variation of this lighted backdrop:

Just one window panel though due to the way our reception venue is set up.  I got a spring curtain rod, sheer gold curtains, and now am planning to buy these gorgeous starry string lights:

Sorry I don’t have actual photos of these backdrops as they haven’t been made yet, but hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m making my own backdrop 🙂 it’s going to be several different types of lace paneling with hankerchief bunting hung between two trees. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are doing something similar to this (minus the saying that the top). When we bought our house there were two old doors in the basement so this project will be pretty much free for us!

We will be moving it behind our sweetheart table as well!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cinnakim:  YOU ARE MY HERO!!

 

LOL when I saw OP’s post I was just about to say if you figure it out, let me know. (As Madea says) Hallelu-yerr!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sablemuse:  LOL thank you!  I just hope it works out in real life.. it looks GREAT imagined in my head 😉

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah!  For our outdoor ceremony, my Fiance is making a wooden altar like in this picture and I’ve been making a ton of paper dot garlands. We’ll hang flowers and tissue balls, too. i want to pretty much recreate this exact picture, haha.

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Weetzie:  Oh my Hubby made our back drop it took like 6 weks ,he did it out of toilet tissue rolls the inner bit and covered them with glittering gift wrap papers, it is on display under wedding bee Galary at reception details, by Yinka.

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