Drapes for the walls at the reception
Where do I get the drapes?
How do I make them hang from the walls w/the christmas lights?

This would be so helpful. Thank you for all the help :)

Alondra
Married: 02/11/2012
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Married: 09/10/2011
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Jul 15, 2011 at 3:17 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Here is a site that I found with basically the same question. Several people have good ides for a solution. You may even want to try DIYing it with PVC pipe. The second is a product I found that already has the fabric and the lights together.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080714172207AAKdD1E

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/orcu.html


Hayley C™
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Jul 15, 2011 at 3:41 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
You could make giant screens to help cover the walls?
****Here are some links on how to build a fake wall with pvc pipes ****

http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_studio_equipment_backdrop_stand
http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-stage-backdrop-or-room-divider/

KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jul 15, 2011 at 4:12 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Tulle is the fabric I recommend. It's cheap, will flow nicely, etc. Then buy your lights. Your wedding isn't until February of next year so what you can do is either go online and order the string of lights or wait till stores start putting out their Christmas lights and get it then.

Wow, these wall things are very popular tonight. My 3rd post I've replied to dealing with creating walls =) And just to be fair, I will post some pictures of things done with Tulle.


KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jul 15, 2011 at 4:13 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Here is another one, but they didn't create any "wall" for it or atleast doesn't look that way. It appears they just hooked it up and let it hang down freely.


Alondra
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Jul 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Kristina, for the first picture you see how the Tulle fabric comes together at the middle of the ceiling? I want to know exactly how to do that. I have an idea of how to cover the ways with Tulle fabric, it's more of the celing I'm worried about.

Hayle, where do you buy the pvc pipes?

FutureMrsHodges
Married: 09/01/2012
Jul 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM • 
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FutureMrsHodges
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Jul 15, 2011 at 10:31 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
DON"T USE TULLE it's very stift ,not flexible and isn't flame resistant. Also please contact your venue before trying to DIY something like this.Most require a flame resistant certificate before that will allow it.

**USE 108" Sheer Voile ,ceiling hooks and un-heated star lights

FOR WALLS: You will need pipe and drape and sheer panels which you can rent from your local rental company.
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Alondra
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Jul 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Mrs.Future Hodges, thank you very much. This is actually some good information.

KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jul 15, 2011 at 12:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Nobody I know of has had any issues with Tulle. Just saying. And the fabric used in the pictures I posted was indeed tulle. Google search Tulle wedding decoration ideas and those plus many many will pop up. However, I will agree (I wasn't thinking about that when I posted because I was super tired) that un-heated lights would be the way to go lol.

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Jul 15, 2011 at 12:49 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
First off, will your venue even let you drape anything from the walls? Most places will not allow you to touch the walls with anything at all.

Meghan
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Jul 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'd suggest a fabric other than tulle as well, because it will drape better. Tulle is the cheaper option, but is more difficult to work with.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but I wanted to remind you that draping is very expensive. And why would you spend so much money renting a beautiful room that you're just going to cover up?

But sadly, I think your best option, for an easy assembly and perfect look is to hire someone to do it. You can get a wedding planner or alot of the party rental stores will have them readily available to rent.

Alondra
Married: 02/11/2012
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Jul 15, 2011 at 2:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Well the place is actually my church gym, that's why I am able to do whatever I want to it. My plan was to dim down the lights and drap the ceilings in order to get the romatic feeling going. That's still my plan but the ceiling in our gym is way to high so I was planning on just draping it from the middle half of it. I just don't know how to do that. No worries, if it's impossible I'll do without, it would have just been perfect.
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Aug 10, 2011 at 8:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Flame retardance has already been mentioned, and it REALLY is something you should pay attention to.

A gym is typically 90 x 60 give or take, assuming it's a full basketball court. That's 300 linear feet of walls to cover. Using that pre-made tulle and lighting stuff mentioned by the first poster, at roughly $89 per 4' panel means you'll spend $6700 on product, plus pipe to hang it from. Plus time to cut, assemble, and make bases to allow it to stand. Chances are, a rental company would have drapery hardware cheaper, and you don't have to get rid of it after. Just return it.

As for the ceiling, how high is it? How do you get up there? A lift? Scaffolding? Do you feel comfortable working at that height? How you attach something to the ceiling depends on what the ceiling is. If it's drywall, you're stuck. If it's a drop tile, it would seem to be easy to just tie stuff to the gridwork, BUT DON'T. That stuff isn't meant to hang anything else from.

Alondra
Married: 02/11/2012
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Aug 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
In my case though i've decided not to cover the walls because like you've stated, it's expensive. Either way If i wanted to the church has pvc pipes.. What I'm doing is dimming the lights and just putting christmas lights across the ceiling. That should cover the hoops and the lights should take attention away from the nasty celiing. Oh, and I have strong men willing to help so I wouldn't have to do anything myself.
Dec 04, 2012 at 5:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
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Aronna
Married: 09/20/2014
Mar 08, 2013 at 4:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I know this is a old post, but it's a idea many people need, so here's a link:

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-stage-backdrop-or-room-divider/
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