(Closed) Ceiling canopy/Draping

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I found ceiling draping to be way overpriced. We decided to go with chinese lanterns instead, and it was MUCH cheaper.  Our florist did all our decorations and gave us an awesome price ($15 per lantern!) Here’s a picture of what it looked like.  Our ceiling was pretty nice though, if you’re trying to hide an ugly ceiling then draping might be better.

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Post # 6
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

have you thought about buying some rolls of organza yourself and white Christmas lights? You can do the draping yourself and add the lights in – just get there an extra day to set up early and test it out. I’m sure it would look great. I thought about doing that myself but I’ve retreated to getting colored chinese lanters to hang above the dance floor instead. Good luck!! and By The Way, we are wedding date twins!! 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee

Ladies, I think we need to start making these and reusing them!  I want to do something for my daughter’s wedding. She has Xmas lights and lanterns but I would like to do something decorative with lights to often the really large room.  I am going to see what I can do with ceiling drapes.  The big expense is the fabric. I’m going to try to make something that can hang in the center of the room and cut costs on fabric. I want to make something light enough to hang and be cloudlike, lay the lights on top of it and suspend with fishing line. Since I sew and am older I’ll see if I can’t help you gals out and send info and pics. 

 

I saw one very pretty one that is simply sections of fabric with one end attached to a large ring – you can use anything – pick up something at Home Depot and paint it. Secure one end of your fabric and then drape the other end as you like using fishing line to secure to the edge of the room or up to another part of the ceiling. To add lights, it would be a matter of putting two pieces together, marking and stitching lines/channels to put your lights in and then feeding the lights in and securing with safety pins or a couple stitches. Another thought for those of you needing to cover large areas, there are some romantic fabs 118′ wide like voile that’s floaty and romantic.   

 

When my daughter got her house she got these completely see thru drapes at Ikea. Since she lived with a field behind her, I told her I was going to sew plain sheets to them to block out the view – you could find large pieces of shower curtains or things like this and use them to cover walls in sections. The hard part is so much fabric is needed to cover an ugly space!  We opted to use a nicer place and pay $1200…..

 

 

Post # 8
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5 posts
Newbee

so I had a brainstorm to share ladies – I was looking at fabrics and came across this

 

I wanted to do something to accent the dance floor. I think I can get two large pices of fabric, place the lights inside them and tack in place by hand and then add clips at the outer corners to hang with fishing line.  This would look dreamy in sheer fabrics don’t cha think?

Post # 9
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We really should come up with something and rent it out on the bee.

I found at good site for organza that would hide the wires of the christmas lights better I think.

http://www.cvlinens.com/fabric-rolls-organza-c-34_51.html

I am also changing out the lightbulbs at the hall to blue.  This will give a softer effect.  If anyone finds a better price on organza please let me know.

Post # 10
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve decorated and draped for a few other weddings and we always used tobacco canvas/cloth. It would be relatively inexpensive to do it yourself, and for the tobacco cloth roll…. Of course I live in the south and have direct access to buying it on the cheap at farm and feed stores.

Post # 11
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

An alternative to tobacco cloth would also be gossamer….

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