The wedding industry is booming, which means that professionals operating in this sector have their work cut out for them. With an average of 2.4 million weddings performed in the U.S. each year, whether you're an experienced wedding planner or you're trying to DIY your own decor, one thing's for sure: you'll want your wedding to stand out for the right reasons.
One way to do that is by using event drapery. Wedding drapes can transform any venue space into something truly spectacular. Wedding ceiling drapes -- and especially when paired with backdrop drapes -- allow you to think outside the box and create a truly unique experience for guests. By using your wedding ceiling drapes in new and creative ways, you can make a huge difference in how your event is perceived.
So if your goal is to make your wedding undeniably Instagrammable or have the event featured prominently in wedding magazines or on websites, you might want to consider using your wedding ceiling drapes in one of these outstanding ways:
- Combine Lighting and Drapery: Using white drapes for a wedding will always be a visually stunning decision, but you can make for even more magical moments if you add romantic lighting to your drapery design. There are many ways to incorporate lighting; you can use fairy lights or strings of small, round bulbs, all the way up to uplighting that illuminates a larger portion of your event draping. This works particularly well in combination with drapes made of a sheer fabric, such as organza or voile. While utilizing white drapes for this purpose is traditional, colorful drapes can also be used with festive lighting to evoke a certain motif.
- Embrace the Starburst Style: Wedding ceiling drapes can be used in a number of different ways to create visually enticing patterns. One of the prettiest options is the "starburst" style, which features a number of drapery panels that are secured in a wheel-like arrangement originating at the center portion of a room or tent. This method can be especially stunning in any space, especially a room with taller ceilings.
- Use Flowers: Flowers typically represent a substantial portion of a wedding budget (though the choice of “fresh” vs. “faux” flowers can make a big financial difference), but most people would agree that they're well worth the investment. Although some couples might choose to restrict their flower choices to table centerpieces and bouquets, using flowers as part of the drapery design can be a gorgeous alternative or addition. For both outdoor and indoor receptions, try using floral arrangements within the drapery structure to cover up certain materials or highlight where the newly married couple is to sit. You can even weave flowers into the ceiling drapery design or have them cascade down the sides of the venue or sitting area to create an ethereal atmosphere.
Ceiling drapery design does not have to be boring. By using one (or more!) of these ideas, you'll be able to transform any wedding reception space into one that's visually stunning. For more information on our pipe and drape and ceiling draping products, please contact us today.