It’s all very well making a shed load of bunting, but it would be useless if we didn’t actually know how long to make our lengths!
So off we popped to Fabrica to hang a length of bunting and see how long we needed each length to be.
It was brilliant getting inside the venue again, especially as there are currently no exhibitions on and it meant we got to see it empty! Ahhhh that feeling of walking around in an empty space, visualising how it will look in a mere seven months’ time.
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We ran up to the balcony and got to work hanging one length of bunting. One person grabs one end, a second grabs another, and we both walk along the balcony to pull it into the gap in between.
Mum and Dad stayed with the bunting, and I came down the stairs to see what it looked like from floor level. I asked them to tighten it by one triangle because it first it looked a little “loose.”
But once it was tightened by that teeny tiny bit, it looked perfect. Of course, my mum couldn’t just accept my opinion and had to come down to see both lots herself.
And she agreed that I was right! So I went back upstairs and drew marks on the binding so we could measure how long it was and leave extra so we could tie it securely.
We also realised that the pale fabric we used for this lot of bunting was so pale we could barely see it! So we decided we’d only buy really bright colours from now on to ensure it could be seen.
My dad worked out that we’d have roughly 65 lengths of bunting to tie up the day before the wedding—good thing we have five hours and lots of people to help! Although I’m sure it won’t take that long. It was pretty easy to tie it in place.
It’s funny—now things are coming together I can really start to visualise the whole day. Before I just had hopes and ideas, but now it’s all coming together and I am really, really excited.
Were you able to get access to your venue to prepare for decorations? Or did the venue decorate it all for you?