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Pipe and drape backdrops create a beautiful focal point for the head table or cake table. They can also be used to transform an entire room. Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about wedding backdrops.

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What is a pipe and drape backdrop?

“Pipe and drape” is the technical lingo for a metal frame with linen drapes. It is used in wedding décor to create a freestanding backdrop or to cover the walls of a venue. Pipe and drape backdrops are typically 8-10 feet tall, and any width.

Photo Credit: Credit Marissa Kay

Photo Credit: Credit Marissa Kay

Where to use backdrops?

Backdrops can be used in many different ways. One of the most popular trends is to place a backdrop behind the head table or cake table. This is a great way to add a focal point to the room. Backdrops can also be used in place of a ceremony arch, by gathering the drapes to the side. To change the complete look of a room, pipe and drape backdrops can be placed along the walls. Check out the before and after photos below to see draping along an entire wall of a venue.

Photo Credit: La Bella Vita Event Company

Photo Credit: La Bella Vita Event Company

How to decorate a backdrop?

There are many different ways to decorate a backdrop. A backdrop on its own creates an elegant and timeless look. Otherwise, you can also dress up a backdrop by attaching fresh florals, garlands, paper flowers, lanterns, string lights, or crystal chandeliers. One of our other favorite options is to use lighting. Uplighting illuminates a backdrop in a beautiful glow of color. The possibilities are endless to decorate a wedding backdrop!

Are backdrops in my budget?

Pipe and drape backdrops are available for all budgets. In addition to full-service vendors that setup and tear down your backdrop, there are also DIY options. Do-it-yourself backdrop kits are a great option for couples on a budget. As an example, backdrop kits are available to rent for $99, including the frame, linen drapes, and free shipping both ways nationwide. Setup is quick and easy – no experience required! Check out this video to see just how easy it is to setup your own backdrop.

Photo Credit: Credit Marissa Kay

So that’s an overview about pipe and drape backdrops. We hope you enjoyed learning about this beautiful wedding décor! Check out our free wedding magazine for more inspiration. Until next time, happy wedding planning!

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