(Closed) Drapping and suggestions for the ceiling?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re lucky! You have all those open beams to hang draping from, instead of having to string up your own support system.

You can use tulle, chiffon, theater scrim, muslin- or any other fabric you like that is reasonable in price.

You can drape out from the center of the room:

or across the beams:


Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I used chiffon for all our draping.  I found our fabric at a swapmeet.  If you happen to have one, I recommend that.  Otherwise, search for a wholesale vendor.  Chiffon can get pretty expensive if you have to pay regular prices at a Joanns.

Post # 6
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also second the use of chiffon. Since it’s gauzy, it’ll still let the light in and it’s flowy with the wind. I think that it might be surprising how much fabric you will need to cover it all though, so it might be pretty expensive. Have you measured how high the ceiling is? and how wide?

The draping can also be pretty tricky too. You can do other hanging, like those tissue pom poms (Martha Stewart) or fabric pennants on a string, etc. 

Post # 10
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lubinandjess:I think draping would really transform that space! I would love to see what you decide on!

Post # 11
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lubinandjess I would also love to see how it comes out! I’m in the same position as you (out of state wedding planning annnd a ceiling draping enthusiast!) 😉

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