Everything You Need to Know About Event Draping

When it comes to event design and decor, the right backdrops and ceiling drapes make all the difference.

Whether you're planning a wedding reception, a corporate event, or a casual get-together with friends and family, incorporating these elements in event draping can help to create a visually stunning and memorable experience for your guests.

Working with such an amount of linens for a massive amount of space can be daunting, especially for beginners. From custom and pre-made drapes to the types of fabrics for every celebration, to the tools you use for the event draping.

Round Wedding Arch Backdrop Frame Stand 7.5 ft - Gold
Chiffon Fabric Bolt 58" x 10 yards - Dusty Rose/Mauve
Valance Hanger 3"
Glitz Sequin Mesh Net 12ft H x 52" W Drape/Backdrop panel - Silver

Importance of Draping in Events

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Draping is important for the overall decoration in an event. Whether it is a wedding event, birthdays or formal gathering. Using the event drapes properly can create an atmosphere of elegance that will be impressive for your guests. 

One of the reasons for its importance is that it allows event planners to transform a venue or space into something extraordinary. To create a cohesive look, it can cover untidy walls, ceilings, and other areas turning it into accent drapes. 

This can create a sense of continuity in the flow of the venue. It will also make guests feel more comfortable and engaging. Additionally, it can create a sense of intimacy and privacy in the venue.

For example, if hosting a wedding reception in a huge area, using drapes to section off some areas to create a more intimate space for the guests. Hall draping and ceiling drapes can create a more personalized and memorable experience for guests, who will appreciate the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that went into the event design. 

Event professionals can use different fabric types, colors, and patterns to create a visually unique and dynamic atmosphere that will capture guests' attention and make a lasting impression. 

This can be especially important for events where guests take photos or share their experiences on social media, as a well-designed and visually appealing space is more likely to be shared and remembered.

Fabrics To Use For Venue Draping

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Glitz sequin

Glitz sequin drapes add the wow factor to your backdrops. These glitz sequin backdrops will catch anyone’s eye. They are perfect for photo booths/backdrops and festive occasions such as holidays, weddings, or birthday parties.


To make your guests feel like royalty, velvet fabric is the way to go. This slightly heavier yet solid and elegant fabric has a soft texture, best for more formal gatherings. You may also use valance hangers to accentuate this with a lighter material. 

Poly Premier Fire Retardant

If you are a first-time DIY decorator, you may opt for this versatile fabric for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. Its matte and opaque color can easily match linens for tables and chairs. It also creates a more subtle backdrop to let your other details be the center of attention.

This fabric is fire-retardant and can also be used by professional designers for huge gatherings and commercial events, as most wide-spaced venues require fire-retardant materials only. 

Four-way stretch spandex

The four-way stretch spandex curtains are a CV Linens bestseller. This stretchable and wrinkle-free fabric can be used for a polished and classy look. This can be used for weddings, trade shows, and other company events. You may use this with the sheer voile for a layered look.


Chiffon fabric is lightweight and versatile, and its opaque color is perfect for backdrops and fabric ceiling draping. Also called “fluid fabric,” chiffon fabric is soft and luxurious, but it would work well for casual gatherings and more formal events. CV Linens offer a variety of colors for the chiffon fabric, which will suit the theme of every celebration.

How to Perfectly Fit Your Event Drapes?

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The key to understanding the right measurement is knowing your space's width and height. Understanding the room's symmetry and balance is particularly crucial. A well-balanced and proportioned draping is the key to any backdrop.

Most importantly, stand in the middle of the room, review the layout, and take the correct measurements. Also, the type of fabric you choose for your event drapes can have a significant impact on how well they fit and hang.

Several ways to install event drapes include using freestanding pipe and drape systems, attaching them to walls or ceilings, or suspending them from trusses or rigging. The type of installation you choose will depend on the venue, the type of drapes you're using, and your overall event design.

Recommended Read: 3 Ways to Use Event Drapes After Your Party is Over

We have what you need!

We offer a wide range of products to help create a stunning and memorable atmosphere for your event draping. Whether you're looking for white ceiling drapes to add elegance to your space or a wedding arch backdrop to create a picture-perfect moment.

We have drape clamps and pipe and drape kits for easy installation. We guarantee affordable pricing and fast shipping, making it easy to get the supplies you need in time for your event. 

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