Crowd control is always a concern with any event, be it a wedding, trade show, convention, or a concert. Most spaces that are available for these type of events are huge, open areas that offer flexibility for a variety of uses. But all the open space needs to be defined, in order to make sense of your particular event. You need to outline areas for vendors, displays, and food, with a cohesive traffic pattern, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time and money carving out your floor plan. You want something that can provide privacy, a backdrop, or create a series of vendor booths while giving your event a special touch. One of the best ways to take control of your space and to set the stage for your event is with colorful pipe and drape systems.
What Is Pipe and Drape?
Pipe and drape is the industry term for the drapery backdrops that you will find in every type of event. You can give your events a special touch by coordinating your backdrop colors to your company’s logo, your bridal party, or your political affiliation. These backdrops can be luxurious, colorful, and stylish, depending on the overall look you’re trying to achieve. These systems are easily set up and torn down, so you won’t waste a lot of time, money, or manpower getting your space ready. Pipe and drape systems are also easily transportable. They provide a quick and efficient solution to your needs for a well-defined floor plan, and are extremely versatile. There are four basic components of a pipe and drape system. Upright poles are aluminum and are 1-1/2 inches in diameter. They are available in either eight or ten foot heights. These uprights are held in place by a rectangular base and a cross bar which pops into the uprights and holds them together. Clamps are available to string two or more of these systems together.
What Else Should Be Considered?
While pipe and drape is quick, efficient, versatile, and affordable, you still need to work with a dealer who has years of experience working with all types of events. They can offer advice on how to best outfit your event, and offer some ideas you hadn’t thought of yet. These are all considerations when searching for the best pipe and drape systems.