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Should I Hire or DIY My Wedding Draping?

THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT DIY.

The pro’s and con’s of Hire and DIY for wedding draping in one convenient location.


DIY has it’s moments of being really useful and can save you money (at times). Let’s be realistic though as to where you would action this skill. House renovation, landscaping, decorating the interior of your house, painting a picture these are some great ideas but this also doesn’t mean that you can install wedding draping. This is not as simple as rope and duct tape, meters and meters of material can get heavy, so how would you do it?

 

 

"Playing against gravity as people stand under it for hours being impressed that they haven’t been crushed to death is not an easy thing to do!"

 

 
how to hang ceiling drapes for a wedding
do it yourself wedding ceiling draping
 

Venue Fact: No venue in Melbourne will let you put draping up yourself!

With the current OH&S laws proof of qualifications, permits and up to date tickets will have to be provided to the venue to prove that your decorated space is safe for your guests. So getting back to DIY what if you know someone that has these, great does this person come with all the equipment as well? If you don’t know or have doubts about any of these chances are the set up for your big day will be at a stand still (Cue the sound when you get a cross on Family Feud).

 
diy wedding reception ceiling draping
 

The awesomeness of event hire.

Give me a sec i’m just rolling up my sleeves. Ok, everything is done for you (there I said it). They have industrial rigging to mount your wedding draping on, they have all their qualifications, permits and up to date tickets ready to go with every event they do. They have a team of people that have these qualifications to not just install everything to a professional grade but also deconstruct everything safely as well. 

 
do it yourself wedding draping
 

Venue Fact: If you want to install a ceiling installation you will need a yellow card.

Don’t know what that is? Long story short it’s a professional qualification for understanding what’s involved with installing a heavy thing to the ceiling. Playing against gravity as people stand under it for hours being impressed that they haven’t been crushed to death is not an easy thing to do! 

 
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The choice is yours!

It’s your day and in the end your choice for sure but in all honesty, cut the hassle as well as the stress and sit back with your favourite cocktail as all the work is being done for you, event hire for the win!