DIY Wedding Decor Using Fabric & Curtains

No matter where you are holding your wedding reception, whether it’s on the beach, in your parents’ backyard, or in a banquet hall, you can transform any space into a beautiful setting without spending a fortune. With a little creativity, you can create the wedding of your dreams and still stay within your budget, even if it’s in a utilitarian banquet hall that looks to be the opposite of a fairy tale at first. One of the best ways to do this is with fabric or curtains. If you shop smart, you can get the materials inexpensively and adorn the space with them yourself with the help of some friends and family. Another great thing is that they are totally customizable ─ whether you want to stay classic with white or sheer, or go colorful with something bold. It’s up to you! Here are some tips and ideas to get your creativity flowing.

 A gazebo wrapped in curtains & Christmas lights
(Photo via Chesterfield Fence & Deck)

Christmas lights wrapped in fabric for an elegant ceiling
(Photo via Total Events Management)

Outdoor canopy made from two-tone draped fabric
(Photo via Intimate Weddings)

Aisle draped in fabric, Christmas lights and flowers
(Photo via Weddings by Lilly)

A trellis made fabulous with curtains & flowers
(Photo via Ceremony Blog)

Shabby chic windows flanking draped two-tone curtains
(Photo via 100 Layer Cake)

A very simple wedding made beautiful with brightly colored fabric & curtains
(Photo via Perfect Florida Beach Wedding)

Simple white chairs with burlap bows
(Photo via Craft Gossip)

Simple two-tone curtain structure for a lovely reception entrance
(Photo via Bridal Guide)

Knot pretty ribbons on the back of chairs and leave them long enough to hang
(Photo via Confetti Day Dreams)

TIPS
•  Check out this step-by-step tutorial on How to Hang Tulle with Lights.
•  To cover walls with curtains, attach long curtain rods just below the ceiling and hang curtain panels of your choosing.
 Drape curtains from columns by attaching them with tacks or a staple gun to the top of each column.
•  Drape or wrap a trellis in fabric and adorn with (optional) Christmas lights, flowers, etc.
 To adorn a ceiling in fabric, string wire from one side of the room to the other and drape panels of fabric over it. Secure the fabric to the walls with tacks or nails.
  Always check with your venue about their decoration policies in case they have special fire codes or regulations against staples or nails in the walls or ceilings.

For more amazing ideas for all kinds of weddings, check out my boards on Pinterest!

Warm regards,
Megan

7 thoughts on “DIY Wedding Decor Using Fabric & Curtains

  1. All of the ideas that address using fabric is s great choice to convert a space to a wedding scene, but what’s missing with the ideals is the TYPE of material used and where to purchase it. I found this blog by looking for ideas on what TYPE of material to use decorating a gazebo. Trying to find out the best TYPE of material to use. Any suggestions? Thank you.

    • Hi Jenea! You can use a variety of fabrics for this use depending on the style of the wedding. Some of the best to use are satin, tulle, chiffon, or cotton. A fabric store such as Joann’s Fabrics could help you make a selection or you could purchase pre-made curtains. Best of luck! – Megan

  2. Hey there
    These ideas are wonderful, I’m already visualizing my wedding :)
    I was wondering, can you recommend me some websites where I can buy fabric on a tight budget. I live in Canada by the way
    Thank you for these ideas again.

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