If there’s any piece of décor that can really step up your wedding venue, it’s perfectly placed draperies. This creates an impact in any reception hall, from an outdoor tent to an elegant ballroom. There’s a sense of awe that comes over you when you walk into a reception and see waterfalls of white, cascading from the ceiling to the dance floor.
As a bride with a large ballroom as my reception hall, I have a lot of space to work with. I absolutely love the idea of draping fabric across the ceiling. Plus, if you’re looking to recreate the night sky indoors, adding twinkle lights under transparent fabric mimics the stars over your dance floor.
Long, draping fabric is the perfect way to create a focal point around the bride and groom. A backdrop of flowing white looks gorgeous behind the bridal party or head table during the reception.
If you want to get the party started, and focus on dancing, why not use drapes to frame your dance floor? This breaks up the reception hall, and creates the illusion of the dancing being separate from the dining area. However, it is still open enough so that it doesn’t block the view of any of your guests.
Another great use for draperies: to create an enclosure around your outdoor ceremony or reception. This shuts out the rest of the world, and brings the focus directly where you want it.
With these pictures as my inspiration, I will definitely be exploring my options for draping at my reception hall.
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