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, money-saving hacks below, your wedding guests will be impressed and you’ll have some seriously gorgeous wedding photos. 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. Windowpane 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 windowpanes 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 chicken wire for an easy seating chart that will give you a hanging setup that works well in any backyard. (via Allie Lindsey Photography)

3. Cozy Blankets for Your Guests: Wedding favors 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. (via Wedding Wire / Lovers of Love Photography)

4. DIY Directional Sign: Wedding program meets crafty directional sign in this decor detail that has all of your bases covered. Consider including: ceremony, lawn games, dinner, dancing, food and, of course, you and your love’s name. (via 100 Layer Cake / W&E Photographie)

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

6. Double Duty Decor: A balloon arch that doubles as a backdrop or hanging centerpiece is worth every penny. It adds a breath of fresh air to your yard, and with the right colors, it can accent your color scheme. (via Sugar & Cloth)

7. Mini Flower Pot Favors: There’s nothing like a little greenery to symbolize the start of a new chapter in your lives. Put the final touch on your backyard wedding day celebration with mini wildflower or succulent pots. These cuties can double as place cards for your guests if you attach a tag. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper / Belatheé)

8. Custom-Made Outdoor Tables: Here’s an inventive way to use wooden crates: Grab three or four pallets 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)

9. DIY May Pole: For a springtime affair, dance around a May pole with your guests while you celebrate the changing of the seasons. They’re easy to make and look beautiful once completed. (via The House That Lars Built)

10. Palette Photobooth Backdrop: An epic DIY photo booth backdrop will be a nice 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)

11. Indoor Furniture Outside: For the head table, bring out a throne fit for a king and queen. You don’t have to look far for these though. Just use what’s in your living room! (via Ryan Ray Photography / She Finds)

12. DIY Outdoor Lighting: You already know that hanging installations are totally in right now, so why not make them part of your intimate backyard bash? Dine under low-hanging string lights to add a truly magical vibe. (via Isabel Lawrence Photographers / Style Me Pretty)

13. DIY Hanging Flower Backdrop: If you’re looking for the right decor for your backyard wedding, exchange your vows in your own personal paradise with whimsical paper crane streamers as a backdrop. (via Sugar & Cloth)

14. Whimsical Ceremony Arch: If you’re looking for an ethereal, swoon-worthy ceremony (who isn’t?), you can’t go wrong with this romantic DIY balloon arch. You could style it to look rustic, boho, or modern, or even match it with your wedding colors for a cohesive look. (via Mary Costa Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)

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Additional reporting by Ariel Garneau