(Closed) Decorating a barn… HELP!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are getting married and having our reception in a beautiful old family barn.  The owners have outfitted the roof with hanging paper globe lights in different sizes and it looks amazing.  I can’t imagine how much tulle/fabric you would need to dress up the top.  Might get expensive.  :S

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

your vision sounds lovely but i would definatly get a softer material. 

these are some pics i ave found i think it will look beautiful if you go with your ideas 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ButtercupBo:

i would make the most of after christmas sales for any fairy lights, shops usually sell them off very cheap 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ButtercupBo – the best way to discribe them is to compare them to misquito netting.. but they will be just fine!  Your lights will shine through them perfectly!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You may get lucky and find curtains that will be cost effective for you, but 16 feet won’t cover much length on a barn.

You might want to consider rolls of lightweight fabric light gossamer:

http://www.stumpsparty.com/party/White-Gossamer.cfm

voile-comes in  rolls 118″ wide so gives good effect in large spaces

http://www.amazon.com/Wide-Window-Sheer-Voile-Fabric/dp/B002D6B3Destination Wedding

theater scrim

http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/theatrical-fabric/natural-cotton-scrim-.htm

You don’t need to cover the whole barn. The wood is lovely. Just do a few swags of fabric or don’t use any and use large paper lanterns or the 3 foot round latex balloons. Hang the lights up high and the lanterns lower.

You could also do large grapevine balls with mini lights inside. You even have time to make them yourself if you have access to grapevine prunings.

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