(Closed) Backdrop — Yay or Nay?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: You should:

    Still build the frame so you can use the ribbon backdrop for the ceremony and reception.

    Use the pillars/mirror combo for the ceremony, but the ribbon backdrop behind the sweetheart table.

    Use the pillar/mirror combo for the ceremony & use the ribbon for the front of the sweetheart table.

    Other: Please explain below.

  • Post # 2
    47449 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    missmonsterjeep:  It is a grogeous mirror, but I would cover  it up either with your ribbon backdrop or something else. The problem with mirrors behind the altar area is exactly what you see in your pic. All your pics of the ceremony will have your guests’ faces reflected.

    Rather than build a frame, I would see if they are ok with you taping the top of your ribbon to the back of the mirror. You can use 3M products so they will come away clean and not do any damage to the backing of the mirror. Then bring the ribbon up and over the top of the frame to the front.

    Alternatively, you could staple the top of your ribbon backdrop to a dowel, and place it behind the mirror, bringing the ribbon up and over to the front , the same as my first suggestion. You can use a couple of 3M hooks on the back of the mirror, or the wall to support the dowel.

    Post # 3
    241 posts
    Helper bee

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    missmonsterjeep:  I think the columns/mirror are great.  Everyone will be looking at YOU, not the room, anyway 🙂  Do you have a photo booth, or area in the reception that you could put the backdrop, and grab some cheap accessories to make your own photobooth?  The backdrop is super fun and will look great for pix, but I think the ceremony room is really pretty on its own.  

    Post # 4
    6925 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    You clearly like the ribbon thing and maybe when it’s finished it will look nice, but as is, I’d say don’t use it for anything.  It doesn’t have the same level of formality as the venue and to me looks like something you’d see at a fair or car lot.  Once it’s trimmed up and in a frame it may look much better and if so, go ahead and hang behind the sweetheart table.  I wouldn’t put it at the altar though – all that reflectiveness is going to make it look extremely busy behind your heads in photos.  I’d probably find a translucent contact paper to spread over the mirror to avoid reflections as well, but leave it up and unhidden because it is really pretty.

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