Are you looking for backyard wedding decorations ideas? Planning a backyard wedding can be a lot of fun but can also be challenging. It is fun because having the wedding in a nontraditional setting can bring a lot of charm to the day. However, decorating for an indoor wedding is often easier, with flat floors and surfaces and no possible weather concerns.
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When you are coming up with backyard wedding decorations, the first thing you should do is work with what you already have. If you know the location of the wedding months in advance, you should easily be able to plan your decorations out. Here are some backyard wedding decorations tips for the wedding ceremony and the reception.
You should try to think this out as far in advance as possible. For instance, if you know for months or years in advance, you can plan the wedding when the trees and flowers already present will be in bloom. Starting with a blank canvas? Decide what plants and flowers you would like at your wedding and plant them in time to bloom for your day.
If you are having both the ceremony and the reception in the same outdoor location, make the two events as separate as possible. A common idea would be to set up an altar and chairs on one side and a rented tent on the other side for the reception.
The front of the ceremony site should be an altar. This can be decorated with a number of items, such as tulle, candles, flowers, and greenery. A wedding arch adds a nice touch. You can decorate this with tulle or choose to use flowers of the same color in the bouquets and flower arrangements. You could also match the rest of the flowers and plants in the outdoor space in which you are being married.
Now you need to come up with backyard wedding decorations for the rest of the wedding ceremony area. Typically, outdoor weddings use white chairs. You can use chairs that are painted white or use white chair covers. Chair covers are lovely because they usually have other decorative touches like lace or bows.
Besides the seat covers, you can use bows at the end of the aisles or flower arrangements. For a more down-home look, you might want to place potted plants or flower urns at the end of each aisle. Of course, you should be utilizing a nice aisle runner as well. If you do not want to use an aisle runner, consider scattering flower petals where the aisle runner would go.
Consider renting a large tent to cover the reception area. You may also want to use something decorated to separate the two. For instance, if you erect a temporary fence for the occasion, hang garland, twinkle lights, or flowers on the fence.
Since this is a backyard wedding, not a traditional one, you should not feel pressured to serve traditional wedding food. Backyard barbeques and finger food are popular for these types of weddings. Let the season give you ideas.
Still do not have enough ideas? The more ideas, the better, right? Well, here are 20 more ideas for the perfect backyard wedding!