Transforming Event Spaces with Backdrops

November 20, 2023

There are a few physical concepts that are often very important for various event planning and setup needs, and one that’s worth being aware of in many event settings is the backdrop. Available in numerous materials, styles and options, backdrops play several key roles and serve multiple benefits to various event setups. 

At In The Event, we’re happy to offer a huge range of event rentals for clients around Utah, including many backdrop options like drapes, wall decor, spandex barriers and more. Here are some of the various uses and benefits of backdrops for different events, plus some ideas on how to utilize them in optimal ways. 

What is a Backdrop?

For those planning their first event and trying to get their heads around all the various event items available, backdrops might be a new term. A backdrop is essentially any material, decoration or object that serves as a visual background for your event space. It can range from simple drapes hung on the wall to more elaborate decor pieces like flower walls or custom graphics. 

The purpose of a backdrop is to enhance and elevate the overall aesthetic of your event, providing a cohesive and visually appealing backdrop to your main event space. We’ll go over some of the various ways this can be done, plus some benefits of doing so, in our next several sections. 

Highlighting Prominent Decorations

One of the primary uses for backdrops is to highlight prominent and important decorations or areas within your event space. For example, if you have a main stage or focal point for your event, a backdrop can serve as a beautiful visual background that draws attention to this area. 

This not only enhances the overall aesthetic, but also helps guide guests’ focus to important elements of the event. This can be especially helpful for large or crowded events where it may be easy to miss certain elements. 

Creating the Perfect Photo Op

In today’s social media-driven world, photo ops are a huge part of many events. Whether it’s for attendees to take photos with friends or influencers to capture content for their followers, having a visually appealing backdrop can make all the difference in creating the perfect photo op. 

At In The Event, we offer a variety of customizable backdrops that can be personalized with logos, graphics, or branding to enhance your event’s overall theme and messaging. This not only creates a memorable experience for guests, but also provides valuable exposure for your brand. 

Concealing Unsightly Areas

Not every event space is perfect, and sometimes there may be unsightly areas that need to be concealed. This is where backdrops can come in handy – they can be used to cover up unsightly walls or objects and create a more visually appealing event space overall. 

For example, if your event is in an older building with outdated wallpaper, using a custom drape backdrop can effectively cover it up and create a more modern look. 

Generally Reusable

Another great feature of backdrops is that they are generally reusable and versatile. Unlike other event decorations that may be specific to a certain theme or design, backdrops can often be used for multiple events with different themes or purposes. This makes them a cost-effective and practical option for many event planners. 

For instance, our spandex barriers can be used for both indoor and outdoor events, and their sleek design makes them a versatile backdrop option. 

Sectioning Off Areas

In many cases, backdrops can also double as effective barriers to section off different areas of your event space. This can be especially useful for larger events or those with multiple activities happening at once. 

For example, a spandex barrier backdrop can easily create a designated VIP area or photo booth space without taking up too much physical space or disrupting the flow of the event. 

Backdrops are an essential part of any event setup, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits. They allow you to create a cohesive and visually appealing event space, while also providing practical uses like covering up unsightly areas or sectioning off specific areas. 

At In The Event, our wide range of backdrop options ensures that we have something for every event, no matter the size or theme. Contact us today to learn more about our event rentals and how we can help elevate your next event anywhere in Utah.

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