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Behind the Scenes of Ceiling Drape

Behind the Scenes of Ceiling Drape

Ceiling Drape DIY Event Decor and More Greenville SC

Ceiling Drape–Determining Cost

What does it really take to re-create that scene you found? 

 

Being in the Wedding Industry, we are often asked about Ceiling Draping. Thanks to Pinterest and magazines, Brides are viewing these gorgeous photos and wanting to recreate it for their own wedding. They then call us and want to know the price for re-creating that magical scene.

What they don’t realize is there are many questions that need to be answered before a price can be given – What is the venue? How high is the ceiling?  What type of draping is wanted? How long you want the drape to be? Etc.

Here are a few of the details we have to consider before giving you a price:

What is your Venue?

More than likely, we have already decorated your venue in Greenville, SC before. What this means is we have their layouts with dimensions on file, we have experience on hanging drape from their ceilings, and we know how long it will take.

All the venues vary in ceiling height, type, and size; all factors that can make draping easier or harder. Venues with ceiling grids are the easiest. We can use ceiling clips or specialty magnets with hooks that are relatively perfect for this kind of hanging. Venues with a flat ceiling or little to hang from are harder.

What type of Draping do you want?

There are different types of draping which will require different amounts of fabric; they also vary in difficulty of hanging. Pricing will also depend on how much of the ceiling will you want to cover. You can do a small section over the dance floor or cover the whole ceiling to give it a dramatic effect. Take a look at a few of different ceiling drapes we have done.

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ceiling drape DIY Event decor and More Greenville SC
ceiling drape DIY Event decor and More Greenville SC
ceiling drape DIY Event decor and More Greenville SC

Every venue is different, so no one method of hanging works for them all.

Part of our job is to evaluate the venue to be sure that we can accomplish the look that the Bride wants.

Before and After

Every venue is different, so no one method of hanging works for them all. Part of our job is to evaluate the venue to be sure that we can accomplish the look that the Bride wants.

If you are lucky, some venues allow us to come in the day before to set up and take down the day after if there aren’t any events in that room. Many, however, want the draping taken down right after the wedding. What this means is, if your wedding lasts till midnight, there will be an after-hour fee of taking it down at that time. All of these factors contribute to the cost.

The fabric, draping style, and colors you choose can make the difference between a conference room and a romantic celebration.  We love to take before and after pictures to celebrate the beautiful transformation your choices created.

Here are a few Before and After Transformations:

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After:

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Happy Endings

So the next time you attend a wedding or event that has a gorgeous ceiling drape and décor, know that many hours of preparation and set up went into it. It is not an easy task to do, but it is worth it when to see the expressions of the Bride & Groom and their guests when they walk into the venue.

Event Décor & More would love the privilege of helping you re-create the a scene you fell in love with from Pinterest or that incredible Bridal magazine.  But, ceiling drape isn’t just for weddings.  Corporate events and birthday parties are also perfect for decorating.

The only limitation is your imagination.

Candy Bar Buffet Stations

Candy Bar Buffet Stations

Candy Bars

We don’t have to tell you how much fun candy bars are (and they make a pretty awesome photo op, too!), but pulling off a beautiful display is not as easy as it looks. We wrote this blog with tips on how to create an amazing wedding or birthday candy bar. Here’s the scoop straight from the pros for making your own sweet display!

Candy Bar Buffett

Spring Candy Buffet

 

This trend is still going strong…in fact it has become a staple in most parties these days from small parties, baby showers, and birthday parties to large weddings!

Decide on a theme & colors

Candy buffets are all the rage in Baby Showers and Weddings!  They are taking the place of giving out traditional party favors.  They are interactive, fun, and a definite wow factor to the decor of any party. Decide early on the color scheme or theme you’d like to do with your Candy Bar.

Decide on Table size

Then set up your table to see how much space you have to work with.  This way you can figure out how many and the type of containers that can be displayed on a 6′ (for smaller events) or 8′ (for larger events) table.

Divide your table into 3 horizontal zones

Back Zone: Use taller containers, photo boxes or glass jars to elevate your containers in this zone. Make sure the containers are not too tall so your guests can reach the candy inside them and avoid tipping them over. Test this in advance to avoid this.

Candy Bar Buffett

Bright colors repeated throughout the table draw attention

Candy Bar Buffetts

Just a few of the tall glass containers Event Décor and More has to offer.

 

 

TIP: Don’t use bulk candy containers in this zone because it is difficult to reach and scoop out bulk candy in tall containers at the back of the table especially when the candy starts to get low.

Middle Zone:  The middle area of the table is where you display bulk candy in containers to balance the table design. Using these containers allows you to display a lot of candy here without taking up too much of the table space.

A full array of apothecary jars create a pleasing visual effect for the guests.

A full array of apothecary jars create a pleasing visual effect for the guests.

Front Zone:  The front of the table is where trays or shorter containers can display individually portioned items like cotton candy bags, ribbon candy, swirl lollipops and Hersey kisses!

Candy Bar Buffet

Beach Candy Bar

Purple Candy Bar

Purple Candy Bar

 

 

When doing a color coordinated candy table, you can use clear containers so the color of the candy shows through and decorate the containers with ribbons.  Remember to use containers that will properly display the types of candy you chose.  If you offer bulk loose candy, be sure that you use containers with a large enough opening for a scoop to fit in and short enough where guests can actually reach to the bottom.

Amount of Candy

Stock at least ¼ to ½ lbs of candy per guest. Some guests will take more and some will take less so it evens out. Even if you don’t think your friends and family are likely to go overboard on the candy, we recommend stocking the bar anyways.

Feeling confident enough to set up a Candy Bar for your next event?! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to find you the answers!

Candy Bar Buffet

Lighting Options for Weddings

Lighting Options for Weddings

Your Guide to Wedding Lighting

Lighting is one of the most impactful investments you can make for your wedding. It’s a great way to set the mood, brighten up the venue, or give it a romantic feel.

From uplights to fairy lights backdrops, wedding lighting can add drama and ambience to make your wedding day more special.

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But where to start?

We wanted to bring you a guide to wedding lighting as we’re heading into the warmer months and having more outdoor weddings. We’ve also had several brides ask us about the different lighting options which encouraged us to write this blog post.

Guide to Wedding Lighting

Uplighting

This is a great and simple way to light any room. Have a basic venue for your reception? Lighting around the perimeter of the room can light walls and add color that can be changed to suit a mood or theme.

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Uplights with Pink Gel

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Pink Uplighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

These small but powerful uplights can transform your venue and add the drama you’re looking for.

Chandelier

Chandeliers are a great focus point for your ceremony or reception. They can add that elegant glamour to the venue or keep it warm and fairytale like depending on the theme.

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Outdoor Wedding usage of Chandelier

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Chandlier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 String lights

String lights are most effective in creating a gorgeous detail for a sunset or evening wedding. Don’t worry, though, daytime weddings can have twinkle lights too, especially if your reception is indoors. String lights are also a great enhancement to take a tent from ordinary to magical under a starry night

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Winter Wedding Tent

 

LED Lights Backdrop

We’ve recently added fairy lights backdrop to our inventory due to the high demand from our brides. Do you envy those Pinterest photos on your boards? With this rental you can now recreate your favorite Pinterest photo. These soft and romantic lights are great on their own and behind backdrops.

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LED Lights

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LED Lighting Backdrop

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Lights Backdrop at Carolina Olive Oil in downtown Simpsonville

Candles

These are an inexpensive option to create romantic backdrops and centerpieces for intimate weddings. You can’t go wrong with floating candles, tea lights, and candles.

 

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Wood and Candle Backdrop

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Candle Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Lanterns

These are a great way to add some depth and texture to venue ceilings and tents. They are also gorgeous in photographs!

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Paper Lanterns hanging from Zens high ceilings in downtown Greenville

 While you may get your string lights tangled every single Christmas, as an event rental store, we’ve decorated numerous venues with lights every year.

Here’s a few of tips for planning your gorgeous wedding lighting.

TALK TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Photographing lights is a real skill. If you’re dreaming of gorgeous night time shots under a sky of fairy lights, make sure that’s something your photographer can do.

And don’t forget to let them know your lighting plans so they can bring the right equipment on the day.

DON’T DIY

While you know how much we love DIY weddings (link to old blog post about diy wedding) – do be careful when it comes to DIY lighting.

If it requires more than just plugging in some fairy lights or lighting some candles, we suggest bringing in the professionals!

GET VENUE PERMISSION

You might have your heart set on 20,000 light bulbs adorning your wedding, but your venue could have other ideas.

Before you book lighting for your wedding, chat to your venue, not only about what lighting equipment they have already, but what you’re permitted to add. Some older buildings, or more remote venues might have dated fuse boards, electricity restrictions, or rules on what can be hung from ceilings and walls.

So many gorgeous lighting inspiration – did you pin them all? Or was that just us!

Do you have any wedding lighting questions? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to find you the answers!