Post # 1
Soooo… our wedding reception will take place in a century tent in my Dad’s backyard. We have approx 150 paper lanterns with LEDs in them as well as approx 100 tissue paper pompoms!
Question is, how the heck do we get them up in the tent?!!??! I had a couple thoughts:
1. put up heavy duty fishing line from the corner poles to the middle poles, and then also between the three center poles, securing the line to the poles with both a knot and clear packing tape to prevent sliding. Then, use additional fishing line tied between those “guide lines” so that our lanterns and poms end up in the appropriate places.
2. Using clothsline for the “guidelines” and having the tent guys try to rig them up as they are putting up the tent.
Asked the tent company, they had no idea. Asked my DOC, she had no idea. (well, everyone had ideas, but no one had answers)
Have any of you DIY’ed this type of thing? what worked out? Thanks!
Post # 5
We had our wedding indoors rather than in a tent. However, we used monofilament lines from the edges to the center of our venue. The only thing to remember is that monofilament is a bit stretchy. Thus, you want to start out with it high up, so that it will still be above head level after it gets pulled down by the lanterns. You might want to check out what Mrs. Tiramisu did at her tent wedding at this link.
Post # 6
We used fishing line, but we also had ours inside. I think heavy duty fishing line running across the top of the tent might work fine, but I’m not sure if the packing tape will hold it up enough to prevent sliding.
Maybe more bees with DIY experience will chime in…
Post # 7
We’re thinking of using a net instead of all the guidelines, that way a whole gridwork is already made for us! I think we will have to have the tents guys in on the action while they are putting up the tent!