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Your Ultimate Guide to Backdrop Decorations

The backdrop decorations are one of the most important elements at any event. They add color, texture and height to focal areas and make a great first impression on your guests. Also, they are the most photographed part of the venue!

Party backdrop decorations can make or break an event, so it's essential that you choose them carefully. Especially if you are a beginner events stylist, backdrop decorations reveal your eye for style as a designer, and will ultimately affect customer satisfaction.

There are a lot of decor ideas to choose from, but don’t worry if you don’t know where to start because we’ve put together some backdrop basics for you!

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What are Backdrop Decorations?

Backdrop decorations are party decorations used behind the wedding stage or especially tables. Their large size easily covers unsightly walls and instantly creates photo booth backdrops. Backdrop decorations can be made from any material, but some of the most popular decor elements are paper flowers, fabric drapes, balloons, and shimmer sequin wall panels.

Why Do We Need Backdrops?

Backdrops are essential to making any event more fun, memorable, and exciting. They are a great way to make a statement at special events such as weddings, birthday parties, graduations, baby showers, trade shows, or corporate events.

They can serve as a focal point for your party decorations and add character to the space.  They are also used to cover unsightly areas in the background, or create a sense of symmetry for the venue. 

They can also help incorporate the party theme, set the mood of your party or event, and a picture-perfect backdrop area for photos and videos can be shared on social media later.

If you want your guests to feel like they're at an exclusive club, why not hang velvet curtains from the ceiling?  This will immediately create an air of exclusivity. Feeling dainty and pretty in pink? Create an elaborate metallic balloon backdrop to match the celebrant’s fun and youthful personality.

What are Basic Backdrop Tools and Materials? 

1. Backdrop Stands Kits

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A backdrop stand is an inexpensive option that looks professional and requires minimal  assembly. They come in different weight capacities and sizes so make sure you order the size that matches your venue decoration needs. You can also use these stands for hanging up backdrops and curtains if needed.

Industrial pipe and draps systems are the most common backdrop stands. If you want a minimal backdrop- meaning just a few lightweight fabrics and some florals, opt for a portable, easy to assemble, and lightweight pipe and drape set. 

If you want a more extravagant, double layered drape design using heavier, more opaque fabrics, you will need a heavy-weight pipe and drape set. Make sure that the overall weight of your drapes and decorations are lighter than the actual pipes and bases. You can also use these stands to hang floral wall backdrops and curtain backdrop drapes.

You may calculate the exact amount of fabric you need for your venue using the drape fullness calculator.

2. Metal Arch Backdrops

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If you are a fan of minimalist events decor, these metal arch backdrops are your go- to backdrop decor. These metal arches are perfect for outdoor weddings, where you don’t need much background decor, but you want to create a focal point for the ceremony.

Metal arches come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose from geometric, rectangular, hexagonal, or round wedding arch frames. If you are just starting in the event styling industry, having at least one of every shape will be a good investment. Sets of three are also available if you want to create an asymmetrical backdrop decor.

3. Draping Fabrics

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Event draping are the perfect backdrop decorations. They are easy to install, affordable, and reusable. If you are an  up and coming event stylist, consider investing in durable wholesale fabrics for sale and pipe and drape sets for all kinds of celebrations.

If you want a more opaque backdrop, opt for Velvet backdrop drapes for an elegant and sophisticated mood. If you want a more flowy, airy backdrop, try a lighter fabric such as Chiffon curtain drapes. Glitz Sequin drapes and Payette Sequin drapes are perfect for sparkly, upbeat party themes.

If you plan to buy wholesale fabric drapes that are stunning, yet versatile, consider investing in Four-way Spandex drapes or Sheer Voile curtain drapes. These fabrics are perfect for any celebration, and are easy to coordinate with other backdrop decorations.

4. Sequin Wall Backdrop

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What’s a party without the shimmer and shine? If you want your party to be a night to remember, not to mention, Instagram- worthy, Spangle Shimmer Sequin Wall Panel Backdrops are your new best friend. With its geometric details and shiny finish, there’s no need to add more decorations. Just set them up and your party is ready to go.

5. Flower Wall Panels

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Florals will always be a classic. Whether you are styling for a wedding, or a birthday party, or even a corporate event, flower arrangements can brighten up any room.

While fresh flowers are perfect, they are not always available, and  can be expensive. A more affordable option is to get faux flowers and greeneries. You get the same look and feel, without spending too much. 

Artificial flower wall panel decorations are a great option for backdrops because they are easy to assemble, and they add color and life to your set-up. You can buy ready-made panels or you may get creative and do the florals yourself with loose florals and greeneries.

6. Balloon Arrangements

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Balloons are a party staple. You may create elaborate balloon arrangements in line with your theme using ballon stands, metal arches, or pipe and drapes. Latex balloons are colorful, and re also versatile decors, and with a little color coordination and artistry, you can put elegant and eye-catching designs to life.

7. Backdrop Lighting

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Add warmth to your set-up with an LED Light Backdrop. Event lighting creates a romantic feel, especially for more intimate events like small weddings, or even an outdoor dinner with family and friends. They work well with both indoor and outdoor celebrations.

Coordinate LED Light Backdrop with other backdrop decorations such as wedding arches or sheer backdrop draping and a few florals. 

If you are just starting in the events styling industry, it is more beneficial to build your decorations kit by purchasing linens and other decorations at wholesale prices. This will save you money in the long run, and will allow you to have decorations readily available for your next event.

You can mix and match these materials and coordinate them with the rest of your event styling. Make sure to use tablecloths and table decors that will work together to complete your party theme.

There are plenty of materials to choose from, the key is to mix and match these different materials as you style and bring your theme to life.

 Check our Instagram and Pinterest for more backdrop decor inspirations!

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