14 Backyard Wedding Decor Hacks for the Most Insta-Worthy Nuptials EVER
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14 Backyard Wedding Decor Hacks for the Most Insta-Worthy Nuptials EVER

Boho brides, listen up! If you’re still struggling to find a solid (and meaningful) venue that solves all your garden needs and wants, imagine hosting your wedding day in your very own backyard. With a few DIYs and the easy hacks below, your wedding guests will be super impressed and you’ll have some seriously gorgeous wedding photos. Not only will these ideas take your decor to a whole other level, but they’ll also save you what feels like a million bucks. Think: a colorful DIY wedding backdrop, a repurposed ladder and a custom-built photo booth. You’ll *definitely* want to include at least a few for your big day. Who knows, maybe your location will make the list of one of the most gorgeous garden venues in the USA.

1. Window Pane Seating Chart: You don’t have to stick to traditional seating charts when it comes to your backyard wedding. Try something different like this setup, where three window panes are the main attraction and the names of your guests are written with a white marker. Feel free to use a few flowers on top as an accent too. (via Wedding Chicks / Kelsey Stewart Photography)

2. Chicken Wire Seating Chart: Who knew that a DIY seating chart could be so whimsical? Repurpose some chicken wire for a super creative and easy seating chart that will give you a hanging setup that works well in any backyard. Chicken wire is very inexpensive if you don’t have some already, and a calligraphy sign never met a wedding it didn’t like. (via Allie Lindsey Photography)

3. IRL Family Tree: What a gorgeous and totally clever way to incorporate both of your families into the wedding. Use vintage family wedding photos, frame them and hang them on an actual tree to share your *family tree* with your guests. (via Style Me Pretty / GreenAutumn Photography)

4. Cozy Blankets for Your Guests: Wedding favors are a great way to say “thank you” to your loved ones for being a part of your special day, and they’re even better when your guests can go ahead and make use of them. Matching blankets will be a great addition to your wedding day, especially if you plan on celebrating through the night. Your guests will thank you for months to come! (via Wedding Wire / Lovers of Love Photography)

5. DIY Directional Sign: Wedding program meets crafty directional sign with this wedding detail that has all your bases covered. Think: ceremony, lawn games, dinner, dancing, food and, of course, you and your love’s name. It’ll also serve as a great keepsake for you two. (via 100 Layer Cake / W&E Photographie)

6. DIY Colorful Streamers Backdrop: If you’re looking for the right decor for your backyard wedding, exchange your vows in your own personal paradise with this ruffly multi-colored streamers backdrop. It doesn’t get much more festive than this, and it’s the perfect (and easiest!) way to add a bit of color to your space. (via Wedding Chicks / Dana Stripling)

7. DIY Signature Cocktail Display: A few simple, lovely decorations come together to create this romantic yet totally industrial setting. DIY with a few vintage or painted ladders, wood planks and lots of glass jars to keep your guests hydrated. (via Bridal Musings / Studio 1208 Photography)

8. Whimsical Ceremony Arc: If you’re looking for an ethereal, swoon-worthy ceremony (who isn’t?), you can’t go wrong with this romantic DIY wood, fabric and floral setting. You could style it to look rustic, boho or super modern, or even paint it with your wedding colors for a cohesive look. (via Style Me Pretty / Vis Photography)

9. Mini Flower Pot Favors: There’s nothing like a little greenery to symbolize the start of a new chapter in your lives. So put the perfect final touch on your backyard wedding day celebration with mini wildflower or succulent pots. Besides, these cuties can totally double as place cards for your guests by attaching a tag. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper / Belatheé)

10. Custom-Made Outdoor Tables: Here’s an inventive way to use wooden crates: Grab three or four palettes from your local hardware store and stack them on top of each other to create your very own outdoor furniture. Then use a couple of big pillows for seating and wild centerpieces to make it a bit more stylish. (via Style Me Pretty / White Shutter Photography)

11. Palette Photobooth Backdrop: An epic DIY photo booth backdrop will be a great addition to your backyard wedding at the end of the night. All you need to do is stack wooden crates and place them against the wall with some totally boho floral arrangements throughout. Your guests will be Instagramming your big day all night long. (via Wedding Chicks / Thanos Asfis Photography)

12. Indoor Furniture Outside: Creating a sweets and cocktails bar is a way easier DIY than baking your own cake. Believe it or not, the decor to display it might be closer than you think. Feel free to enlist an expert to whip up your dream cake, but definitely consider having a dessert and drinks bar using furniture you already have. (via Southern Weddings / Jen Huang)

13. DIY Outdoor Lighting: You already know that hanging installations are totally in right now, so why not make it part of your intimate backyard bash? Dine under low-hanging string lights to add a truly magical vibe to your gorgeous and fun wedding celebration. (via Style Me Pretty / Allyson Wiley)

14. Double Duty Decor: If your wedding falls more on the rainy-season side of the year, chances are pretty high you’ll hear the pitter patter of drops during your nuptials. Add a basket of clear, matching umbrellas like in this display to keep your guests covered. (via Inked Weddings)

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