Monday, April 5, 2010

Viva Las Vegas: Venetian Umbrella Installation on a Budget

Happy Monday Budget Brides!!!
I hope that you all had a great holiday.

So as many of you know I was in Las Vegas, Nevada last week. Although I was only there for two days and really was not able to see much. I found this amazing installation in the The Palaazo Shops in the Venetian Hotel.

How many of you have thought about have various colors of umbrellas/parasols hanging from your ceremony/reception venue?

via Flickr
I took some pictures of the installation myself but since I am not a great photographer here are some from the world of google.

Via Flickr

I think the light coming in from the solarium in the picture above brings an lumination to all the colors in the various umbrellas.

Via Zazzle

Just an amazing exhibit that when I saw it I immediately felt that I needed to share it with all of you.

Here is a budget friendly way to create the same hanging look within your budget.

What to purchase:

  • Instead of using umbrellas, you should use paper parasols of various sizes which run as low as $3 a piece and can be found at Pearl River, Lunar Bazaar and Paper Lantern Store.
  • Fishing line wire from a bait and tackle or hardware store for about $20 for a few hundred feet.
  • 3M wire hooks with command adhesive (remember to purchase different sizes to line up with the size of the paper parasols
Granted I have never done this personally before so don't try to sue me if it doesn't work. ;)

  • First determine the spacing of the paper parasols. This will help you to determine the actual look of the installation. You will be able to see if you have too many small on one site or if there are two fo one color to close to each other.
  • Once you have determine the spacing place the 3Mwire hooks with command adhesive on the ceiling and allow hook to hang.
  • Next determine how far from the ceiling do you want the paper parasaols to hang. Once you have that mearuement cut the number of strings you need for the entire installation.
  • String up the fishing wire to the paper parasols
  • Lastly, hang the fishing wire on the hook and VIOLA!!!!!
Isn't this just an amazing idea. I love it!!! I may need to print this post and put it in my folder. This entire installation should not cost you more than $100 - $500 depending on how many paper parasols you need. But just think with this beautiful installation you will not need any other decoration.



Christina said...

So Mary Poppins. Love this installation...So cool for a wedding!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

That looks so cool! I need to find a reason to have a big party just so I could do that! :)

dognbird said...

This is great! Love how you were inspired from the world around you.

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