Something I haven’t sold in a while as a fabric option is Voile Fabric. But we just added voile fabric panels or by the yard because I have been getting a lot of emails and normally at the workshop someone always says something like this..
“I bought a ceiling draping kit from … (not naming the company – we will call it company Z)… and its so frustrating cause I bought the ring and it never actually fits on the drop down ceiling and then once its done I have a big hole in the middle and I have to try to fill it in.. and then the outer edges that the flimsy plastic rods came with it.. they never fit so I end up trying to bunch it together and it normally messes it up.. I spend like an hour setting up the basics for 3 hours trying to fix it.. Its a very frustrating ceiling draping kit..”
I normally smile when I hear this because I literally have at least 1 person at each workshop I teach, that has bought this kit from Company Z. So I say “Yep! I know exactly what your talking about, I had the same kit and hated it.. so this is the technique I came up with.. you don’t need the kit and just toss the ring and the flimpsy plastic rods cause you dont need those either.. and once you see it.. and how easy it is.. you’ll be slapping yourself in the forehead. And a lot cheaper in how I sell the fabric 🙂 So as I teach the technique.. which I will try to explain below in the members only portion. They will be the only ones that will see the instructions, but you can sign up with our membership for just $37.50/mo. No long term contract, you can cancel at anytime.. but you will get access to things and coupons that only members can see! Click here to sign up) .. but seeing it in person is much easier to get the hang of it. There is currently not a video training episode on this technique. There is a video where we used the ring system in a gym. We have recently video taped the ceiling setup with the ring, its just not been edited and posted yet.. but it will be soon. But once I show this to the students they normally say something like “This is going to save me hours!” “Wish I would have know that before buying the kit”
So let me share with you.
This above picture is what I call an 8 arm ceiling setup. Without the chandelier (which is 25 piece chandelier and we charge $2,500 for that chandelier) Its made out of the voile and without a ring.. I fit it in this room perfectly. I can do an 8 arm setup fabric only in about 2-3 hours. To me its the easiest and fastest ceiling setup. I normally charge $1,500 for this ceiling drape (the twinkle lights where already setup in this particular venue), With twinkle lighting added its a $2,500 setup. We use a rolling scaffolding for ceilings up to 15 foot tall and I don’t charge any additional. But if its taller than 15ft we require a scissorlift to install. We don’t charge travel fees for any local venues here around Columbia, TN but we do this ceiling all over the United States just charging additional for travel fees. Now I’m telling you what I charge to give you an idea.. but you need to find out what your area is charging.. because what might be ok here would be WAY to cheap in some areas.. so do some research first.
I use my same ceiling panels for chuppahs, as seen in this open top chuppah.. it takes the same amount of fabric as the ceiling PLUS the chuppah hardware itself. BUT its easier than a ceiling so I actually charge the same for the chuppah $1,500. If they add fresh or silk flowers or lighting I do charge additional.
This wedding we used those same voile panels for this ceiling.. 2-3 hour setup for the ceiling, did the voile chuppah that they used for a ceremony spot and then we flipped the room and put a 48″ round table underneath. If you find a wholesale place (see our wholesale list if you have a membership with us) Make sure you dont order curved crossbars (I made that mistake the first time) Because it takes 3 uprights per 1 section of curved crossbars.. it makes a huge circle that was too big and used too many uprights.. Come to find out what I should have ordered is actually called “column cover set” only uses 4 uprights and the column covers come in 6 foot round, 8 foot round, 10 foot round and 12 foot round. Whats pictured above is the 6ft round (its cheaper on shipping) but I have used the 10ft rounds also.. which work great for cake tables or larger ceremony areas.. I do NOT use voile as my wall fabric, I use the lightweight satin.. The voile has to be folded and rolled after each event, if it gets wrinkles in it.. I normally just throw that panel away because its too much trouble to deal with.. so its a little more time consuming in the cleanup process.
Here I covered some columns with the same ceiling panels I had done, and also did the 6ft round chuppah. Both with the voile panels.
This is a round chuppah with voile fabric also (yes it does come in colors, but I do not have a sample card and cannot guarantee is the right shade) We have an easier way to setup this type of chuppah with a ceiling.. once I get it exactly figured out we will do a video on this..
This is the same ceiling technique as the first one just done 4 different times and had 3 of the 4ft chandeliers in the center of each ceiling drape.
So what does voile cost?!
My connection that I have with my distributor they will either sell the fabric by the yard uncut OR they can cut the panels exactly as you want and sew pockets in both ends for just a little more.
We will now sell the 120″ wide white voile fabric panels for $3.50 a yard uncut, minimum of 100 yards. or add $1.50 a yard and they will cut and sew the pockets also! Saves you a ton of time in cutting this wide fabric AND sewing it is a pain in the rear. So its a great deal! The Company Z sells a 8 panel kit 30ft long panels (normally use this for ceilings that are around 50-60ft wide (this is what I get mine cut at) (10 yard pieces). They sell their kit for right at $800 for the kit. Each panel should only cost you around $40 each.. So for 8 panels you should be only spending $320ish.. thats more than a 50% discount than buying it in a kit with hardware you really dont need. Shipping is not crazy expensive.. I’d say for an 8 panel setup you spend around $30-$50 depending on where its going. If you have a membership with us, there will be coupon code you can use when placing the order that gives you FREE shipping!
I don’t have a buy now button on the voile fabric option because this is one that you can buy at whatever yardages or even panel lengths that you want. Its a completly custom order. So you need to email WendyB@eventprotraining.com or text 615-967-1793 – You will pay either by direct paypal transaction or you can do a western union payment transaction.
If you are getting it cut and sewed you need to order at least 6-8 weeks before your event. If you have a certain date. Make sure you put that in your email!
The easiest ceiling drape there is! And once you spend even your first initial $500 (less or more with your hardware needed) your still gonna make a profit even on that first setup!!!!
If you cant come to a workshop here, but you want to do this ceiling setup and learn and if you have never done a setup before it may be worth the cost for us to come and teach you how to set it up! We would do this as a private workshop (Click here for more information on private workshops) which costs $2,500 plus travel fee. But its a great investment that you will certainly make your money back!!!
Hopefully talk to you soon.
Below is for members only – Written directions on how I hang this ceiling!