Post # 1
Hive I need some help desperately. I’ll try to explain as best as possible. My fiance and I are getting married on New Year’s Eve this year. Sounds awesome right??? Well it is, except no churches wanted to marry us so we decided to get married at our reception site. The room that we are planning on getting married in has 2 highly unattractive murals on either side. I can deal with one of them, but the ugliest one is the wall where we were planning to get married in front of.
Initially we assumed we could drape the wall off. However, the wall is gabled at the highest point of 32 feet and the lowest point is 16 feet. I was told that drape and pole only comes in 16 foot high sections, and therfore we would still see half of the ugly mural. Not to mention the cost of this would be around 2000 dollars!!!
What if I draped the wall of with paper some how? How will I get up 32 feet? Anyone have any similar problems out there? Please help!
Here is a link to the room and the problematic mural.
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Jacqi: Thanks so much for the reply. Well in that room we will 24 pews set up and an aisle runner and where the fireplace is that will be where we will get married in front of. I was looking for a less homey Southern feel to a more sophisticated it is New Year’s Eve feel. My other option is to get married width ways (means losing the long aisle) and that way the focus won’t be on the murals.
Post # 5
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
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
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.
Post # 8
Ya’ll are so helpful! Thank you so much!