Post # 1
Hey all –
We are trying to keep our wedding low-budget as we can (besides the venue, photographer, DJ) so I’m trying to DIY as much as I can.
Our ceremony will be inside (big room with hardwood floors) with pipe and drape behind us, so I wanted to have something additional to kind of frame the front where we will stand. I was hoping to purchase this photography backdrop stand.
The idea is that it could serve double duty and then I could use it as the backdrop to our DIY-iPad-photo booth during the reception. I could make two different backdrops – I was thinking of making paper rosettes for either, but not sure how I would attach them (onto fabric?). (See picture below for an idea)
Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone done anything like that? I’d love to hear your ideas!
Post # 2
You can attach almost anything with stick on velcro. I would use this method for larger pieces like large rosettes or paper fans, boxes etc. Smaller piees like the paper butterflies in the ombre heart below can be glued in place.
You can attach anything you like to a sheet of heavier fabric-canvas painters dropcloths work great and are inexpensive. Just drape the canvas over your frame. You may or may not need some weights attached to hand over the back of the frame to keep the canvas in place.
The canvas can be moved in one piece from the ceremony to the reception if you want to have one backdrop do double duty.
Do you have any theme or feel to your wedding that you would like to be reflected in this decor?
There are lots of great inspiration pics online
painted paper boxes
love this ombre heart
Post # 3
oh i love these type of things.
if it were me, I would probably only make one back drop because (1) i feel like its actually going to take awhile to make enough rosettes or pinwheels or whatever to fill up that amount of space and.. if it were me after I did it once, I wouldn’t want to make a whole other one (2) more budget friendly to only make one (3) photos from your ceremony and reception would coordinate kind of nicely if the photo booth pics picked up that background from the ceremony
if it were me, I’d get a sturdy outdoor type fabric because it doesn’t wrinkle, doesn’t need ironed, and the weight will help in keeping it from moving around too much (if someone brushes up against it, it needs moved, etc). Then, I would probably use a hot glue gun if I was only going to do one design. Maybe mark out where I wanted to glue everything with one of those fabric markers that disappear overnight first. If you are set on two different designs, the velcro idea above might be good. They have it in rolls at craft stores, one side is stick.. I guess you just have to know who will be able to velcro and unvelcro everything between the ceremony and reception?
Post # 4
Great discussion! I’ve purchased a similar photographer’s stand to the one you posted and am at the stage of deciding on my backdrop design. Like you, I’m trying to keep the budget low and hoping to re-use as much stuff as possible after the wedding.
I’m buying yards of muslin fabric from Joann (using coupons of course!) to make a drape backdrop hanging down and then swagging the fabric across the top and down the sides to mask the frame, kind of a combination of these two:
I might get a preserved greenery garland from Save on Crafts to do something similar to the first picture. Other ideas I’m considering are the wax paper cones in the 3rd picture Julies1949 posted or a quilted handmade paper backdrop along the lines of this one for sale:
Good luck with the inspiration and do post what you end up going with!