When you want to really create a lovely frame for taking those all important wedding photos, then wedding backdrops are just what you’re looking for.
Backdrops can be used anywhere that will have photographs taken although usually their used at the place where more important ones are taken, for example, behind the wedding cake table, behind the bridal head table and at the ceremony area.
A popular ceremony backdrop often has an arch or canopy decorated with greenery and flowers. Tulle bows attached near the top allowing them to cascade down each side gives a really magical look to that very special spot.
But, it can be anything you like.
Maybe you’d prefer free standing pillars or columns that have been decorated by wrapping greens or small twinkle lights around them.
Placing flower bouquets on the pillar tops looks particularly beautiful but be very sure that it is a large flat container and you use florists block Oasis to create the design of the arrangement.
If you’re having a garden wedding it’s the perfect place to use wrought iron with some added greenery, flowers and ribbons to complete the backdrop.
Another nice and inexpensive backdrop is to use wood lattice panels that have been draped with garlands of greenery and flowers.
Add some beautiful tulle, satin or organza and you’ll be amazed at how striking and fantastic your backdrop will look; the combination of beautiful material and nature can elevate your pictures into an almost fairy tale look.
The wedding cake table is a spot where many pictures are taken and you want it to be especially decorative for that reason.
An arch can be placed behind where the bride and groom will be standing and cutting the cake. Decorate it as you would like, using soft sheer materials such as net, tulle, organza, greenery and flowers.
The focal point of the wedding reception is, of course, the bridal head table. This is where toasts to the newlyweds are made, speeches given and, of course, many pictures are taken.
For the bridal head table the backdrop will depend on the actual room and the placement of the table. There are a number of ideas that can be lovely and inexpensive if you do it yourself..
Consider what it costs to rent backdrops. Rentals can be $350 and up each, depending on what you choose.
If there is an attractive window behind the table, rent a number of pillars or columns and place ferns or flowering potted plants in heavy containers on top.
Heavy containers are necessary to help keep them from being knocked off easily. You might drape swags of fabric in the wedding theme colors for a more finished look.
If there is no window, just a plain wall, hang a rod from the ceiling and drape fabric over it to cover an unattractive wall or whatever is behind the table if it doesn’t enhance your theme and other decorations.
You really need to figure out what you have to work with or cover up if that is your wish and be creative using your wedding colors to blend in with other wedding decorations you are planning.
Other things you might use are folding or single piece screens. A flower arrangement at each end or a topiary plant would accent the screens and the area.
Wedding backdrops can be inexpensive and truly help to set the mood you wish for on your all important day. It will all be beautiful, just take the time, be creative and ask for help.