|Ceremony set up with DIY backdrop|
Our ceremony and reception took place in the same room at a banquet hall, which meant the ceremony was on the dance floor of the room, that was also set up for the following reception/ dinner. Although the venue was very nice, I wanted to make a better use of the space by bringing in my own backdrop. I wanted to create the feeling of two separate spaces, the ceremony space & party space, even though it was the same room. In my opinion, the back drop really pushed the look and feel of the ceremony to a higher level and it made our pictures look amazing!
Tips for creating your own DIY backdrop
Next, you'll need to find curtains to accommodate that height. I purchased 110 Inch By 98 Inch sheer curtains from Amazon.com. It was easy to find curtains this length in sheer white, but for more customized looks you may want to consider buying the fabric and making them yourself to save money. If money isn't a factor you can purchase curtains from pretty much anywhere or rent them online.
|lighting by Ground Sound|
|During the Ceremony|
Finally, we brought in professional lighting for the back drop. It looked perfectly fine without it but the lights added drama. If you can't afford professional lights consider using Christmas string lights instead. This is really popular with wedding/ photography back drops on Pintrest.
After the ceremony was done we were able to relocate the backdrop set up to the back of the reception room where we used it to take group pictures. This was a great use seeing that our winter wedding did not allow us to take pictures outside in a garden with family. It also helped improve the space and made it more photogenic. Now we have amazing photos to add to our album!
Supplies I used:
(3) pairs of Sheer Mesh curtains - Amazon $10.99 each
(1) pair of White Curtains - Amazon $20
White Muslin backdrop - Amazon (a part of a photography kit)
(2) Photograph back drop stands - Amazon
(2) Candelabra's - previously owned
LED candles - Dollar Tree
Lights 3 Chauvet rgba freedom pars - Professional lights done by Ground Sound
Floral archway - supplied by the wedding venue
With a little creativity and planning you can have anything you dream of for your wedding or event and stay on budget! Putting this together too time and research but it was totally worth all of the money spent on drapes that I probably won't use again!