(Closed) Draping Issues! Please Help!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think the murals are that bad. I wouldn’t attempt draping because I wouldn’t want to cover the windows. Can you somehow work the murals into your decor/theme? If you get married right in front of the fireplace, your pictures will probably just have the blue sky portion of the mural in them and the fireplace, which I think is nice.

What do you have so far for the decor?

Post # 5
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree that the murals aren’t that bad and I definitely wouldn’t want to cover up that fireplace!  What if you got bolts of sheer fabric?  That way you are slightly covering it but you still get the fireplace and windows?  You can put candles in the window, in the fireplace, on the floor… Well, I guess I’m assuming your getting married when it’s evening lol. If you do this maybe attach the sheers at the ceiling going the entire span of the wall, then pull them back near the top of the fireplace to create a sort of center point where you guys will stand – sort of like curtains.  That way the majority of the mural is covered by the fabric that is doubled over.  I hope that makes sense, though I’m not sure I explained it well. lol

I really don’t think the mural is terrible though!

Post # 6
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I think shadydenise has a really good idea.

But I think you’re going to be at the mercy of what the venue will allow you to do. They may not let you attach anything directly to the ceilings.

Could you possibly curve the aisle a little bit so you still have a long ailse, but you get married in the corner? You could put the 16ft drape diagonally in front of the battleship (?) and adjacent window, and leave everything else exposed. That way the fireplace doesn’t get covered, you don’t run into the problem of the 32ft peak, and people wont be looking directly at the murals. I really like the idea of a sheer drape.

Post # 7
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Anything you decide to hang or drape will require that you use scaffolding  or bring in  a cherry picker to reach that high.

I don’t know of any paper product that wouldn’t require glueing to the wall and we know they are not going to let you do that.

If you hung a heavier weight fabric you could get by with less yardage than draping, but it would still be quite expensive. You could hang it from stick on velcro or command hooks but both would have to be done at least an hour before you hung the fabric to adhere. The advantage of the command hooks are that they can be peeled off easily.

Have you asked for pics from them showing what other brides have done with that wall?

My only suggestion would be to hang strings of lighting to cover the whole wall- the kind that look like the beads that you hang in a doorway. I think thay are called waterfall lights. Leave the windows and fireplace exposed.

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