(Closed) Draped ceiling?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It isnt that hard to DIY it and will be a thousand times cheaper. Gossamer is cheap and stumps has great prices. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

A couple had more or less the same problem. They used a parachute and it looked STUNNING:

Post # 5
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748 posts
Busy bee

I love wall and ceiling draping, it looks so fabulous. The parachute is a cool idea too.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

@EffieTrinket:  did they hand it themselves or have someone else do it? That had to have cost big buck to hang. Do you know more details?

@Kelseye2eye:  If you have a DOC or a wedding coordinator some of them either do that sort of thing (typically they have some materials) or know companies that decorate for events. You can also Google for event rentals and decorators in your area.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Beautiful Bluegrass:  I actually found that on a wedding blog (maybe SMP?) so no, I don’t know the couple personally or anything like that. But really, I think it wouldn’t NECESSARILY be that expensive. It seems like all they did was hang fairy lights, and then the tent over it. If your venue has a Genie Lift or a very tall ladder, you might see if they will work with you on it. You would probably have to pay them to do it for liability reasons. Most gyms like that have beams going across the top, or some kind of exposed metalwork. All you’d have to do is poke some small holes in the parachute to pull some cord through (or use strong tape if you’re renting it) and loop through the beams. The fairy lights can just be looped between the beams.

If there isn’t any exposed metalwork up there, and they don’t have one of those ceilings like in  school classrooms with the panels you can remove, you might be better off hiring someone. Chances are they’ve worked with situations where there’s very little to hang things from, so they could make it work. It won’t be cheap, but they will have experience. You might check the next nearest city. If you’re in a smaller town, there may not be anyone, but bringing in someone from nearby might be a good solution. You may have to pay them a bit for travel expenses, but if the ceiling is truly ugly, it might be worth it.

As an alternate plan, have you thought about doing it outside? You could use the same pastor, and if there are pretty outdoor areas, you will at least get some good pics. Then at your reception you could keep it kind of dark, and just use uplighting and candles as opposed to using the ceiling lights. That would take the emphasis off the ceiling area. Your DJ might have some lighting you could use–many times DJs have lighting equipment in addition to their DJ setup that they will rent and assemble for an additional fee.

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