How to Drape a Gazebo For A Wedding

Add a touch of majesty to your special day by incorporating gazebos into your wedding. Having a gazebo at your wedding is a wonderful way to create a romantic ambiance for your wedding. By utilizing the right theme and design choices, you can turn a simple gazebo into an impressive focal point for your ceremony. This guide will teach you how to drape a gazebo for a wedding, to serve as a picture-perfect backdrop for your special day.

Why have a Gazebo at a Wedding

With the growing popularity of micro weddings and outdoor weddings, gazebos have become a popular design choice. With a gazebo, couples don’t have to worry about the heat ruining their special day.

One downside may be that gazebos have a simple design, which might clash with the event’s aesthetic. That’s where draping and decorating come along. By choosing the right draping and adding complementary design pieces, you can turn gazebos into a visually appealing centerpiece for your big day.

Draping A Gazebo

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Now that we know the basics of spandex, we answer the question in every new event decorator’s mind. Does spandex shrink? The short answer is yes, spandex does shrink when exposed to high heat.

Although spandex can withstand higher temperatures compared to other materials, extremely high heat can cause the fibers to shrink. Specifically, spandex starts to shrink when exposed to temperatures that are above 65 degrees Celsius.

Draping A Gazebo

When it comes to draping a gazebo, there are many things to consider: fabric, size, color, and decoration style.

1. Fabric

The first thing to consider when choosing what fabric to drape your gazebo is the sturdiness of the material. The fabric needs to hold up against the outdoor elements such as heat and winds. Velvet and tulle are great fabric options to choose from when draping.

Velvet is a sturdy fabric that holds up well and keeps its shape when being blown by the wind. Its reflective properties also give an ethereal feeling when sunlight passes through it.

For durable and flowing fabric, tulle or sheer voile fabric are also great choices. The light and airy properties of tulle allow for a breathable feel to your gazebo.

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2. Size

Before buying or renting drapes for your gazebo, you have to take into account the dimensions and shape of the gazebo. Measure the length and width of the gazebo, along with the height of the pillars and the ceiling. This ensures that you end up getting just the right amount for your event. 

3. Color

When choosing the color for your fabric, keep the wedding theme in mind for a cohesive look. Alternatively, you can opt for neutral colors like white or gray for a timeless look.

If you’re renting and the gazebo venue is different from your wedding theme, it’s best to choose a color that compliments the color of the gazebo to avoid color clashing. Choose from the most popular wedding colors like white, ivory, or blush.

4. Decoration Style

For decoration styles, event planners and organizers have a lot of options to choose from.

  • Using the draping to cover the backside of the gazebo is a great way to have a solid backdrop.
  • You can also choose to only drape the pillars for a more open and airy feel.
  • For gazebos with fences, you can opt to drape the fabric through the fences in an intricate design to add a layer of visual appeal.

Complementary Design Choices

Complementary design pieces can elevate your drapes and provide the finishing touches that make your gazebo picture-perfect. Flowers and faux greenery provide an added dimension to outdoor weddings, amplifying the natural feel of your outdoor setting. You can also opt for hanging faux flowers for added dimension.

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For nighttime receptions, adding lighting is a great way to make your drapes stand out. Whether you opt for candlelight or LED lights, the light bouncing on the drapes will bring a majestic feel that perfectly contrasts with the night sky. If you’re going with candlelight, using flame-retardant draping is also a great option.

Party in Elegance with a Gazebo Wedding

Get the best outdoor look with gazebo wedding decorations. Use only the best drapes for your gazebo and pair them with top-quality faux flowers and greenery.

With these top gazebo wedding decor tips on how to decorate a gazebo with fabric, you’re well on your way to dressing up your venue with style. Party in elegance and create moments with loved ones to cherish for a lifetime. 

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