How to Transform Your Wedding with Romantic Drapery

Discover 14 ways to use gorgeous drapes during your wedding events.

There are plenty of ways to add romantic elements to your wedding décor: fragrant flowers, ambient lighting, personal details, and of course, drapery. Suspending beautiful fabric from ceilings or chandeliers and embellishing walls or creating dramatic entrances with drapes are easy ways to add stunning decoration details to any of your wedding events.

Whether you incorporate drapes into your ceremony structure, entranceway, cocktail hour, or reception space, the billowing fabric is sure to add an ethereal element to your wedding day. Sheer white or blush drapes fastened with florals and illuminated with exceptional lighting design will transform a blank ballroom or tent into a striking setting that radiates romance.

Browse some of our favorite ways Inside Weddings couples used drapes during their real weddings, below, to inspire your own event and click each photo to see more from these stunning celebrations:

Dove release at Pelican Hill ceremony
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.

White drapery at indoor wedding ceremony
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Giant frames and drapes at entrance
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Calligraphy by Lehr and Black; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Pink ceremony entrance with drapes
Photo by David Michael Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden 

luxurious ballroom wedding reception with pretty drapery neutral color palette
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR DesignsPlanning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Outdoor wedding reception with drapes
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection

destination wedding reception guatemala with luxurious drapery from ceiling beams
Photo by Amelia Johnson Photography

Outdoor beach wedding with stars and drapes
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.

wedding reception table with wood arbor and drapery outdoor wedding ideas
Photo by Bryan Miller Photography; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

Mexico wedding destination with drapes
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events 

Pink drapes at outdoor patio cocktail hour
Photo by Callaway Gable; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox EventsRentals by Revelry Event Designers

Pretty in pink wedding with drapes and lighting
Photo by Samuel Lippke for The Day

rustic elegant wedding reception with drapery hanging from wood beams over tables
Photo by Vue Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Dark Exit through drapes at wedding
Photo by Callaway Gable; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events 

For more wedding ideas and inspiration, view gorgeous tall floral arrangements for reception centerpieces, be inspired by ways to decorate your wedding bar, and view remarkable ceiling installations perfect for decorating the area above your dance floor.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy