Why not have your wedding close to home? Whether you want to save money on the bill for the location or your backyard just happens to be your favorite place in the world, you can easily turn a typical outdoor space into something worthy of even the most fancy and special wedding.
Need some inspiration on turning your backyard wedding into the event of the year? We have you covered on all things decor. These ideas for romantic lighting, flower-filled tables, and party favors will have you wishing you could throw a backyard party every season.
1. Twinkle Lights Galore
Don’t hold back on this one. String lights from tree to tree or let them hang from branches like a beautiful, well-lit willow. Twinkle lights transform a boring backyard into something magical. Imagine all the great wedding photos you’ll get with a backdrop like this!
2. Harnessing Nature
There’s something that an indoor wedding just doesn’t have: The nature. Embrace the nature all around you by incorporating it into your decorations. Cover wedding reception tables in branches, leaves, and wildflowers. Don’t forget about the aisle and chairs.
3. Mossy Table Numbers
Speaking of nature, you can even incorporate it into the table numbers. If you’re going with assigned seating for your backyard wedding, let people know where their place is with these moss table numbers. They’re made of wood and are covered in real moss.
4. Rustic Table Lanterns
While twinkle lights do light up the dance floor and provide good overall reception lighting, you may need more lights for every individual table so guests can see each other as they mingle. In that case, place a few of these rustic white lanterns on each reception table, lit with tea lights. If you’re happy with your lighting the way it is, fill these with wildflowers instead.
5. A Backyard-Friendly Wedding Cake
While a traditional, white tiered wedding cake is a classic, it doesn’t necessarily go well with the rustic aesthetic of a backyard wedding. Pick something that fits the theme better, like a naked cake or a confection decorated to look like a birch tree. Minimalist cakes are winners for the outdoor experience.
6. Picnic Basket Wedding Favors
Don’t forget about the wedding favors. If you have something picked out, like candies or French macarons, put them in these backyard-friendly picnic basket wedding favor boxes. They’re cute, functional, and perfect for the theme.