(Closed) Cover the mirror? (pics included)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do we cover the mirror?

    Don't cover the mirror... make it work and leave that mirror free!

    Cover the mirror somehow! (please explain below)

  • Post # 2
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    Newbee

    I like the setup of the cover in the red photo, the other coverings look strange and that obviously something is being hidden. I would say either spend the money and cover it beautifully or leave it uncovered and accent it.

    Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You can buy static cling film that comes in various patterns. It is  completely removeable. It comes in all sorts of frosted patterns and even stained glass.

    You could also get an engineer’s print done at Staples of one of your favorite pictures. Mount it on a sheet of foamcore, then attach that with peelable glue dots.

     

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

    I would say cover it.. It will reflect the flash and you will lose a lot of “moment” photos like that

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I say cover it with a curtain. If you don’t want anything heavy, go with a nice sheer curtain (or two or three). 

    You could also create a floral or ribbon wall covering for it.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee

    I think all of the options seem equally great.  The pictures with the exposed mirror look beautiful.  The pictures with the mirror covered are also beautiful and it looks like it takes well to a formal approach and a casual cover up.  I also love

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    julies1949: idea about getting a large print…oh a large black and white print would be gorgeous!! 

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Depending on the width of the mirror you could also copy this idea of hanging a paper roll with handwritten vows, or a meaningful poem etc.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    I really like the picture of the mirror… It adds  a lot of depth to the room.  I would keep it uncovered, but let your photographer know about the mirror and maybe invite them to the rehersal.

    Maybe ask the officiant to stand slightly to the side to the mirror so that the photographer can capture your expressions in the reflection.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    i would hang globe lights strung down it, and use the mirror to make twice as many lights. 

    Or do the static cling idea. I was just in Home Depot and they’ve got some amazing ones, stain glass, or flowers and birds. 

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I don’t love the way they covered the mirror in those pictures, it looks like they purposely were trying to hide something. I say keep the mirror it adds so much interest! photoshop is a wonderful thing…….and can be used if needed!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I voted cover the mirror. It’s lovely, but I feel like it might be a distraction for me as a guest. What about sheer curtain panels (kind of like in the second picture down) or even tulle? (I think tulle makes everything better.) I don’t think it needs to be hidden away, just not so … mirror-y? Everyone has great suggestions, I like the static cling or the poem ideas, too. I like the idea of letting the mirror still reflect light, especially if the ceremony is post-sunset… Maybe lights wrapped in tulle, like you see draped on ceilings sometimes? Then you get the light and a little coverage? Keep us posted on what you decide!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    julies1949:  that handwritten roll is adorable!!

     

    I think the issue is the flash and the reflection of the photographer/videographer in the mirror. For professional shoots we cover the mirror or window with film like Julies suggeste, or gels etc from the lighting dept. An amber gel or frost would be a really pretty light reflection. The venue is gorgeous. If you are having video done, let them know about this issue as well. 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I love the mirror! It adds a little something to the room that not all brides have. If your photographer is a professional, then she should know ways to make it work without getting rid of it. It adds so much character. I vote…..KEEP IT! 🙂

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