(Closed) Bee advice needed for reception decor

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
113 posts
Blushing bee

have you thought of wrapping the poles with flower garlands instead? it’ll be quicker and would still dress up the pavilion.

Post # 4
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like the idea – if you are worried about time, maybe do the corner columns and the middle one, leaving out the other 2. That would make it seem more airy underneathe and open to the woodsy airy, kind of capturing more of that rustic feel. If you go with the drapes, make sure you pick the right fabric, maybe something linen-like that’s cheaper than linen…? and you could tie them around the column with a thicker twine or natural produce like hemp and use a love-knot to keep it secure. Kind of depends on how far you’re going with the "rustic" look.

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t see why you wouldnt be able to hang 16 panels in 4.5 hours. Are the pictures in the same place? or will there be travel times involved? I would make sure to have measurements taken from the roof to floor prior to the day and have everything cut and hemmed and ready to hang. Have you figured out how your going to hang them yet?

 Also I dont think you should be the one stressing and hanging fabric the morning of your wedding. Assign the task to 4-6 people and outline a game plan. I would think if everyone knows what to do, it would be done in no time.

If you want to skip the drapes I think big planters with flowers (maybe nice mums for october weather) would look really pretty. Those could be planted ahead of time and then you could drop them off that morning and position them in between the posts. Make sure to keep one or two spaces clear though for "entryways". Or I think you could find autumn leaf garland that could be really pretty wrapped around the poles with fabric.

Good luck!

Post # 6
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely think you will have enough time. I would just have everything planned out step by step. I think the drapery really adds a lot!

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love the drapping and think it totally transforms the area.  Make sure the fabric is light and airy to keep with the rustic feel.  I think it’s very do-able inthat amount of time.  As another poster sait, make sure to have everything measured and ready to go before hand and assign the task to a few people. 

How ar eyou planning on hanging it?

Post # 8
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

To save time, could you use one wide drape per pole, and just stretch it out so the poll is in the center? That way you’d have to hang half as many… Not sure if that would work but it sure looks beautiful with the added drapery. Definitely gives it a wedding look.

Post # 9
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You could wrap the polls in tulle. That was the suggestion we got for unsightly tent poles! Good luck

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