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Beginner February 2021

How to cover window?

Kayla, on April 9, 2020 at 1:46 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 21
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My fiancé and I are getting married February next year and the ceremony will be held inside and it will be dark outside as the sun sets very early that time of year. I am concerned of the large window that will be directly behind us in the ceremony. Because it will be dark, I am worried there will be glares and reflection with the photos. Any suggestions?How to cover window? 1

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Latest activity by Jessica, on April 15, 2020 at 1:39 AM
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Drapery and curtains ~ you might want to ask the venue if they already have those though they can add

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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Yes good idea! Thank youSmiley smile I have sent them an email. I am hoping to be abel to add floral garland around the window somehow also Smiley smile
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  • Michelle
    Super March 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Try a fabric background. Super easy and inexpensive!
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  • Belle
    Super July 2021
    Belle ·
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    Consult with your photographer first. They might be okay with some angle and tool tricks, or they might need your help.
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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Good point! I will reach out to the photographer! Thank you so much!Smiley smile
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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Thanks for that idea! I would have to rent some kind of stand to hang the fabric on? I will check into this!Smiley smile thank you!
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    Dedicated August 2021
    Salem ·
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    You could try utilizing the window as a backdrop to your ceremony with florals like the pic below How to cover window? 3


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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Now that is beautiful!Smiley smile
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  • S
    Dedicated August 2021
    Salem ·
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    😍 right! I love the whole aesthetic I think the flowers would stand out in photography and prevent any glare
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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Good point! I didn't think about how the flowers could prevent glare! I agree. I would really hare to cover the windows up. I like the idea of working with the windows and not against them!Smiley smile
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  • Michelle
    Super March 2021
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    No problem. Do you have a florist who works with rental companies...If so, see if they can throw that in with your quote. That way you don't have to do the heavy work, just pick your color!
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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
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    Genius!! Thank you! Smiley smile
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  • Michelle
    Super March 2021
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    Your welcome! 😉
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  • Autumn
    Devoted July 2020
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    I totally agree with the drapery/curtains suggestions! Affordable and can be beautiful and match decor

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    Just Said Yes January 2021
    Savannah ·
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    You can rent pipe and drape from a rental company or the venue quite affordably. They come in a variety of heights and with different drapery. You could do several tall sections that come within a foot of the top of the windows with heavy but sheer paneling, so you get the glow without the glare, then put florals at the top or edges to dress it up. Good luck picking a solution! Lots of good ones have been presented. ^_^

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    Machine made cotton late, cheap, is very good for after dark glare. Just make sure not to get a flammable synthetic ( poly and others are made from petroleum, not legal in most venues to cover large areas) dense cotton with holes as lace has, is okay. Open weave leno , looks like big lace, is common my sold in fire retardant kinds for home decorating. Just avoid cheap costume grade indiscount stores like Walmart. If your venue has no curtain hardware up, you can use command brand stick on hooks, each rated to hold 25 plus pounds, that can be put on a painted wall or on the woodwork , without making any holes or pulling off a y pInt. Or you may use a metal S hook, like that used for hanging things over a door, or hanging a bicycle against a wall1-3 along the top of the woodwork framing the top of the window, and a dowel with a roll of fabric or 56-72" lace you simply unroll, leaving only the ends of the dowel the fabric is attached to , to fit in the command hooks or S hooks. Very easy. Relatively cheap for a large area of windows. If the venue has roll down plastic shades, you can buy the same size cheap shade to fit the hardware. Take off the plastic, and staple on a thin sturdy fabric. And make a pull down shade. Nylon sheers, see through in colors or in lazy patterns, is safe for fire laws. It melts in high temps. It does not burst into flames that spread , as many synthetics do. And lots of things like 72-120 inch wide tulle, or gauze, comes in both nylon, or polyester. Poly unsafe. Nylon safe. Discount places like Fashion Fabrics Club online sell it one pensively by the bolt, far less expensive even with shipping than sewing it bridal shops. Tulle lets in light with just enough netting to block glare, and is super light to hang and handle.
    https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/c2109_fabric-by-the-bolt-wholesale-fabric-tulle-illusion-by-the-bolt?refinementIds=4096777

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  • Kayla
    Beginner February 2021
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    Wow lots of good info! Thanks!
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    Judith ·
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    Similar to these, drape, hang, make shades, or swags hung from cup hooks or command hooks


    https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/c11_apparel-fabric-lace-fabrics?refinementids=4096720
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  • Teresa
    Dedicated May 2021
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    If the venue doesn't have it. Your florist may be able to provide draping. My florist is providing draping for the pergolas at my wedding.
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  • Marisa
    Rockstar May 2021
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    Yes, this 100%. As having worked as a wedding photographer for over a decade, I can see where this would be a nightmare for glare and I'm so relieved you're thinking about it too and being proactive.

    Fabric will obviously be the least expensive option. Also what about tree branches in lieu of flowers? If it's a winter wedding you could paint them white or silver.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/80079699611604641/

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