A backyard wedding is often the best option for soon-to-be-wed couples that are seeking a cost effective and more intimate way to celebrate their marriage. And although it may cost less, the work that goes into making it a picture perfect wedding can become overwhelming.
After photographing so many backyard weddings in my wedding photography career, I’ve narrowed it down to some of the best things I’ve seen implemented! So, keep reading to hear my best tips to creating your dream wedding for a fraction of the price without sacrificing beauty.
This may seem like a weird thing to have to think about, but spending all day standing out on the grass can become bothersome to guests who may not have known that they were attending an outdoor wedding. Adding in different types of rugs, picnic blankets, and even a hard surface dance floor can really up the “WOW” factor of your backyard wedding.
Even adding an amazing backdrop for your ceremony site is a fantastic way to punch up your photos. They can always be used for portraits and family photos after the ceremony is done! Some ideas for this would be:
If you like this rug, you should check out more detail photos from Sean and Emily’s backyard wedding here. They had some hilarious and amazing details on their wedding day!
Having a well taken care of yard will make all the difference in photos and aesthetic. Aside from making sure photos look great, it is really an important part to being outside. It’s the whole ‘golf course’ effect. It seems classy and well put together to have perfect grass.
Renting a white event tent for increment weather is not only good planning, but can add a really chic feel to your wedding. They are less of an eyesore than a coloured tent, and won’t create colour casts or dark shadows on people around it. It also diffuses sunlight beautifully for photos inside!
It can also be used as a reception location with the ceremony right outside!
What do you think? Are there any other must-have items or design features you think you should have for a backyard wedding? Comment below!
Check out my pinterest board for some more inspiration!