(Closed) Ideas for fixing up an ugly gazebo

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What if you were to wrap ribbons, or for a much less expensive option streamers around the pillars in your wedding colors. Then maybe add a couple flowers at the top… Personally I think it already is beautiful, but that would help to hide some of it.

Post # 4
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would buy some bolts of tulle and dress it up that way.

Post # 5
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Yup, tulle.

Post # 6
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@missrobot:  Drape it with 2 colors of soft fabric, it looks so elegant:

love the draping - the mint green is so fresh looking

Post # 7
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Totally agree with the tulle! I would drape it in tulle and maybe add some flowers too! And maybe a chandelier… ooooh sparkle…

Post # 8
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Using drapped fabric and clusters or ropes of flowers you could easily change the look of it (or cover it).  Here are a few done like that:


Post # 9
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Honestly I’d get some white curtains on hooks and just clip them on to the metal edges of the gazebo for a backdrop.

Post # 10
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh god, please don’t do tulle.  No offense to PPs but I’m so over the draped tulle, it is such a wedding cliche.    What part of the gazebo do you not like?  When you said ugly gazebo, I was picturing something much much worse tbh.  


Why not flower garlands?  You could do a DIY version so it doesn’t cost as much, and it would lend a romantic air to it.   


You could also do flower streamers…I saw a pic of it when I was wedding planning, and its basically flower heads threaded onto line… if you tie them up and they flutter down it can create a very romantic backdrop.  Also, you could do the same thing with paper flowers.  

Post # 11
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrs. Wallaby:  I like this idea, and I also would string lights through the dome.  AND this is a great excuse to buy a really big step ladder! *Tim Taylor grunting noise*

Post # 13
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

I think adding fabric or flowers to it will draw more attention to it.  I would draw attention away from the top by adding planters or plant stands with flowers along the base of the gazebo.  

Post # 14
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@missrobot:  What is the feel of your wedding?

If the gazebo is close to the restaurant where you are having the reception, I would definitely add mini lights so you can go back after dark for some fabulous pictures.

In addition, I would drape the front two columns and add a floral accent .

Ensure that the draping is long and lush so it doesn’t look like it might blow away at any second.


Post # 15
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

My moh’s gazebo is white and wood. But I’m planning on putting all my white christmas lights to work on it 🙂 I’m gonna use those, and some $5 walmart sheer curtains to dress it up(and block the view of her pool and house, lol)…

I also have blue lights on white wire, and those 2-3 will line the aisle, if I’m picturing this in my head right.

With your metal one, I’d TOTALLY do the Twilight version! I’d do it myself if I could! I think it looks fantastic!(now, I’m wondering if I can do it with the wood and make a photo booth after the ceremony! ha!)

Post # 16
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would use tulle or oraganza on the columns & wrapped around the top.

I would then use some wisteria and hang it down for a backdrop of color, and I would use fake wisteria so I could sell it after the wedding.


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