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When you want to completely transform your reception space from basic to beguiling, there’s one easy answer: add a backdrop. But not just any backdrop — you have to really make it count. It is your wedding day, after all! Choose one that will reflect light and has the ability to transform even the most mundane space into a magnificent photo booth wall (rent what you need here), create a focal point for your wedding cake, or bring together a warm, festive setting for your head table with your wedding party. What backdrop can do all of these things? The new “It” girl of the season, who is, without a doubt, the shimmer wall backdrop.
This shimmery sequin wall is constructed of panels that attach to create an extraordinary backdrop, whether large or small.
Up close, you may think it looks complicated — and that’s exactly true. When you buy a shimmer wall, you’ll notice it is comprised of many sequin squares and set into durable panels. If you look at it up close, you’ll see it appears like this:
A shimmer wall backdrop captures the light and reflects your reception space, two things your guests will definitely notice (and your photographer will love to capture). You can attach the panels to a basic pipe and drape system (you can buy one — but they can be really expensive; we recommend renting one here affordably, or ask your event planner or photographer if they have one you can use).
Alternatively, you can build your own wall to adhere to your shimmer wall panels.
The result? So worth it!
You can buy shimmer wall backdrop styles online and have them delivered to your home, some with free shipping options (score!) To give you some ideas on colors you can choose or how your sequin shimmer backdrop will look, check out these examples available at MarkyBackdrops.
For a bridal shower or bachelorette party, add a sequin shimmer wall like this — and don’t forget the cute neon sign! Adding the neon signs to any of these shimmer walls is the finishing touch (you can shop these options here or browse some of our fave neon signs for weddings — this better together one is a forever favorite of mine!)
If you need more options, try these shimmer wall backdrops by DazzlingEventss, shown below.
This color combination of the gold shimmer wall paired with these whimsical balloons might be a new favorite!
As you can see here, you can add a little more oomph to your shimmer wall with the neon sign, as mentioned, but also with the use of a balloon arch. A balloon arch kit or balloon garland makes an amazingly easy and affordable accent that is worth every minute of putting it together. :)
Ballon garlands are easy to set up and readily available in all kinds of colors. The trick here? Use only colors that tie into your decor, and don’t be afraid to vary up the sizes of the balloons when you’re filling them up with helium. The different balloon sizes are what give this look a modern vibe and tons of texture, setting it worlds apart from balloons you would find at a birthday party.
It’s all about the details!
You can get your balloon kit from Vellax as one resource.
We wrote a HUGE blog feature on the topic, so if you crave more balloon arches, read: 25 Best Balloon Arches + Garlands.
If you’re not a balloon arch kind of girl, try this alternate: pillars or pedestals like these. Flowers in arrangements atop white pillars, as shown here, will also pull the look together.
And that just about does it! Don’t forget to get these zip ties for your panels to keep them together. You can get the white, heavy-duty ones so they’re practically invisible; I get them in bulk here for projects and decor.
Where to Buy Shimmer Wall
You can buy shimmer wall backdrop or sequin panels from these fantastic resources:
If you have any questions, just ask! We’re happy to help.
What do you think of this backdrop idea? Are you planning to buy shimmer wall panels or sequin shimmer backdrops for your wedding or party? Tell us all about it in the comment box below! And send us pictures… we’d love to see it in action!