Backdrop Draping - CV Linens

Why Backdrop Draping Matters & How To Set It Up

backdrop draping

Informational Backdrop Draping

Using backdrop draping on your big day can transform it from a good event to a breathtaking event! From creating a focal point for where wedding vows take place to providing wall coverage to show off uplighting on, draping will create a luxe finish to completely transform your venue.
With so many materials and color drapes to choose from, you’ll be able to find the type of draping that perfectly suits your needs at CV Linens. There are many different options for backdrop stands, but it is very important when you are planning a special event such as a wedding or graduation party that you know exactly which one is best suited to your needs.

Why Is Backdrop Draping Needed?

Large events help make special memories that will be cherished by many people. At many special events, such as weddings, baby showers, or anniversary parties, decor is one of the most important aspects of setting the theme and atmosphere.
From chic weddings to colorful birthday parties, we have an array of both custom and premade draping available that will suit your theme. Draping enhances the overall look and feel of your special day and ensures that any photographs taken will look spectacular, which you’ll feel great about when looking back on them down the road!
Once you decide on which backdrop draping material is right for you, you’ll need to make a plan on how the backdrop will stay up during your event. The easiest and safest option is to use a pipe and drape kit. Don’t worry about its appearance, it’s effectively hidden by the material but will still perform the crucial task of keeping your drapes held up. The best thing to do is use a suitable backdrop draping pipe and drape set that is sturdy and of the right size for your ceilings or intended use.

Finding The Best Backdrop Draping

When it comes to backdrop stands there are quite a few options. Backdrop stands usually vary due to how high the backdrop poles extend and how many crossbars it can support. There are some things you should be on the lookout for when you are finding a backdrop stand to use at your special event. 

Make Sure it’s Easy to Move Around

Pipe and drape sets will need to be transported, so ensure the crossbars and uprights will be able to fit into your vehicle without a problem. Pipe and drape sets from CV Linens are lightweight and will be able to be carried with ease. 

Make Sure it’s the Right Size

When you are looking for a backdrop stand you need one that can extend high and wide enough to fit the area you’re wanting it in. Measure out the area you’d like to have draping and order the corresponding size. If an area is too wide you may need to purchase an additional base, upright, and crossbar to cover the entire area.

Make Sure it’s Sturdy

While it’s true that your backdrop stand needs to be lightweight, it also needs to be able to hold up your draping of choice. All drapes and not made the same and some are a heavier material than others. Not only will using a quality pipe and drape set avoid a potential decor collapse during your event, but it also removes any safety concerns for guests.
CV Linens pipe and drape sets are the epitome of sturdy draping equipment. Each base is made of steel to ensure the structure will stay in place. In addition, each upright and crossbar is made of high-quality aluminum for dependability and ease of transport.

How to Set Up a Pipe & Drape set for Backdrop Draping

If you feel overwhelmed by the technical aspects of a backdrop draping pipe and drape set, worry not! We’ve created a step-by-step video tutorial to help ease you into using backdrop draping for the first time. Watch it below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video tutorials.


Feeling Overwhelmed?

Sometimes we all need a little help getting started. Our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care Team can help! Give us a call at (512) 821-1178 or email us at to get help with selecting the pipe and drape set you need to get started.


Newsletter Signup

Back to blog

1 comment

I interesting in purchasing a background stand and crossbars and also to be able to do a double background draping.

What are all the parts and crossbars do I need to buy

Thank you

Iracema Velazquez

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.