This was our first time draping at Chula Vista Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells and OBVIOUSLY it turned out beautiful BUT, let me explain how the day went! When I booked the event I worked with the great event staff who were able to answer ALL of my questions and they were completely accommodating!
We knew the ceilings were going to be high and we thought they were 17 feet based on the room blueprint. As my husband and I- along with our 15 month old twins- walked in we knew that it was HIGHER than 17 feet! Oops!
Reed was a little nervous that we would actually be able to reach the ceiling to get the draping up. But, with a little support from me he would stand on the TOP rung of the ladder to clip it in. We decided that we would work from a fan that was anchored to the ceiling. And then the fabric would drape to the outsides and it would be attached to the tray ceiling.
PROFESSIONAL TIP: If you are a DIYer, you want to make sure that the weight of the fabric (and lights) are supported by something other than the tray ceiling. Tray ceilings are not made to support a ton of weight. I would suggest either running cable wires to hang or use lights, fans or other ceiling equipment that is anchored to beams above the tray ceiling. This will make sure that your decorations do not come crashing down during your event!
Once the ceiling was up we placed the uplighting! It really accented the draping around the perimeter of the room and added an elegant effect! We loved seeing the pictures of their whole event coming together! Stunning!!