Post # 1
I’m trying to find places to cut costs but don’t want to end up with a ‘cheap’ looking reception. Which backdrop would you choose?
This one priced at $400
Or this one (with my own colours/theme incorportated) for free (included in venue price)?
Post # 3
I think they are both very pretty,
Post # 5
@Marlisle016: Are you needing to truly cut costs or are you just wanting to spend less? If you really are struggling to stay in budget, I would go with the free option. While the back drop can be nice, I don’t think paying $400 more will have that much impact on your wedding. Decor is great, but a lot of people won’t notice it that much (yes, you will notice though).
Post # 6
@Marlisle016: Maybe I’m missing something, but they both look the same to me. What’s the difference? (other than cost)
Post # 7
I love the free backdrop!
Post # 8
I would save and choose the free option. That’s what we did. Also, there will always be some last minute things that you can spend the $400 on.
Post # 9
Thank you all for responding!
I don’t necessarily NEED to cut costs but I don’t want to just throw money away if I don’t have to. You’re completely right though! It’s not like people are going to be talking about a backdrop years (or anytime really) after the wedding
The one on the top is more shear and in my opinion more professional looking where as the second one was made by the venue and included
Thank you! 🙂 You’re making me feel better about going with the free one! I guess the only thing that’s throwing me off is the ruffles at the top but who cares! No one else will know the difference haha!
Post # 10
maybe it’s the photos that are examples but I can’t see the difference in photos. do you think the $400 one is going to give you a $400 of enjoyment?
you can’t go wrong visually either way!
Post # 11
I think the free one looks good but its missing a little uplighting like the $400. I think that will make a big difference.
Post # 12
I would pay for the backdrop. I am into decor and easily see the difference and the different feel they give. The free one looks like an inexpensive banquet hall room divider type backdrop almost while the paid one looks like romantically draped decor. Only go w the difference if you can see it yourself though.
Post # 13
The first one is beautiful, but I don’t think it’s worth spending 400$. It’s really not what people will focus on at your wedding. Spare the money, maybe you’ll need it for extra purchases or unexpected expenses short to the wedding date.
Post # 14
Honestly, I’d go with the free one. Can you cover the ruffles at the top with swags of your own colored fabric?? Or rose balls??
Honestly no one is going to notice a backdrop. Spend your money elsewhere…
Post # 15
Gah, I am probably not helping, but I always pay attention to backdrops and agonized over what ours should look like, so if I were you, I’d pick the $400. That said, for whatever crazy reason, the backdrop was important to me (I know darn well there are more important things but my bride brain latched onto backdrops for some reason). If it’s not to you, then the free option is also nice! If it was hideous, it would be a different story, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that one (and in fact, I kind of wish my venue had offered us a free backdrop like that one too!)
Post # 15
I personally like the free backdrop, but both look nice 🙂