(Closed) Need backdrop help please, Bees!!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4012 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Can you do a ribbon backdrop? I think that would be beautiful in your color scheme!

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Could you use some curtains and just string up any color background you like?  It seems if you’re flexible that you might be able to get a bunch of the same curtain for a good price!  I can’t think of anything else that wouldn’t cost a ton.  Congrats on the $150 venue!!! I’m so jealous! 🙂 

Post # 6
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ribbon backdrops are pretty but they don’t stay in one place when used outdoors and that much ribbon would be && expensive.

How tall is that white background wall?

One idea would be to use rolls of garden fencing, the kind you buy at the garden center. You could spray paint it at home ahead of time and just roll it into place and secure wth a staple gun.


You can also buy scene setters- rolls of paper wall cover -usually used for indoor parties, but would be safe to use outdoors as you have a roof on your venue.

They come in many patterns.

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Two options I would consider:

#1. heavy wallpaper in a demask or coordinating color/pattern. Staple gun or tack to the outer edges of the back drop. If neccesary, cover the staples or tacks with ribbon. Hot glue the ribbon to the wallpaper and you have minimal damage to the existing backdrop.

#2.Hang some cheap curtains. In place of a rod use a heavy piece of apohlstery cording or a ribbon. Affix one end of your makeshift “rod” to the top corner of the existing backdrop, thread the ribbon through the top slot of the curtains and then fasten the end of the “rod” to the other corner. You can find sheer black, or even sheer black and white demask curtain panels, at Walmart or Ikea. I would put up a piece of cheap black fabric , wallpaper, or even dollar store plastic table cloths over the backdrop behind the curtains first. once you have the curtains , (you could also use yards of black tulle), you will have enough soft depth created that you wont notice whats behind them except for the color/pattern of whatever it is that youve chosen.

Post # 8
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If it were me…..I would cover the backdrop in black paper. In school I think, art class or something, they would have these giant rolls of colored paper. If you have any idea what I am talking about. You could probably find it somewhere at a craft store.

If that isn’t an option, I do like the idea for black and white panel curtains. If you can a  find rod that would work for the long space, I would go with that.

And just want to throw this out there, behind the stage, it would be really pretty to have some lights either along the pavillion or hanging down!

Post # 10
19 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Post # 11
19 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

adding the colors of your wedding with this type of fabric is a great way to soften the area

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