(Closed) I’ve got a mission for all the bees!!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Plumbers pipes pvc.  You can make stands and hang them from the stands.  I had a friend make something similar to hang a backdrop from we painted it to blend in with her backdrop, or you could paint them to blend in with the walls.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Command hooks?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ditto on the Command Hooks.

 I know they have already said you can’t hang anything, but I would buy a few and set up a meeting with them. Show them how the hooks are applied, and more importantly, show them that they come off with absolutely no damage to sufaces.

In case they won’t let you demonstrate on their walls take a sample board with you.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try copper pipe, it might be a little sturdier than PVC pipe. Not sure how expensive it is though.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

You might at least ask about the command hooks – the whole point of them is that they come off totally clean – and they DO!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I like the PVC pipe idea and depending on how you construct it, you could make it work!  It’s hard to say how cause I don’t know what the inside looks like. PVC is really durable if it’s thick enough.

You could put tension rods across windows and doorways and hook lights over those.  It would work perfectly if there are windows/doors across the room from each other because then you could just run the lights across that way.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How about using heavy potted plants as an “anchor”, put tall shepherd’s hooks (or a pipe, something tall) in the middle of each one, and hang the lights in between? Something like this from this other bee post, but on a much taller/bigger scale: http://pics.classifieds.weddingbee.com/142286.Aisle1.jpeg

Are there plenty of electrical outlets to rig this up, no matter how you do it? 

Or, as an alternative, you could do the lights across the tables like below. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

The pvc pipe won’t be strong enough.  We use 50 lb bases, heavy duty pipe and still add quite a few sand bags to keep the poles from tipping over.  You may want to check out pricing with a local lighting company because the pipes and bases to make this work are quite expensive. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@M.Ruder: Yesss!!  I was hoping there was enough windows that it would work!  I think you could easily get tension rods to work, and you could always hang long, sheer curtains from them too and tie them in the middle so they drape something like this:

with lights running across the top…. oh yeah!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

with the lights that you posted at the beginning, where do i order those???

 

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