A Decor Guide For Up-Leveling Your Backyard Wedding
Is it your dream to have a backyard wedding that blows your guests away? We understand that! We believe a backyard wedding is the new trendy, eloquent option for your wedding day. With a backyard wedding, you can keep all the class and style that a traditional wedding gives. And do it for a fraction of the price sometimes! Plus, a lot of preparation for creating your classy backyard wedding can be seen as investing in your home. Couples are choosing to spend their wedding venue budget on outdoor hardscaping and landscaping to create the wedding venue of their dreams that they don’t have to leave! Here are 5 stylish DIY decor ideas for a classy backyard wedding!
Creating a classy backyard wedding
Creating a classy backyard wedding is completely doable. The common perspective of a backyard wedding is cheap, on a budget, or low-end. Gone are those days! Today you can create a classy backyard wedding of your dreams! All you need to know are a few tips and tricks. If you’re afraid that your backyard isn’t magazine worthy, don’t be! Follow our 5 DIY tips below and begin turning your home into a beautiful wedding venue.
01. flowers & vases
One of the first things we look at when creating a classy backyard wedding is flowers. Flowers are a wonderful investment to make to up-level any event. Much less a wedding! Invest in beautiful flowers and greenery to spread throughout your backyard, tables, ceremony site, and entertainment area. Rarely can you go overboard with flowers!
Also, be sure to remember the vases! Vases are another way to create a classy backyard wedding look. Use a combination of short and tall vases as well as clear and solid-colored vases. Amazon has a great selection of clear vases to choose from!
02. outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture is a great way to create a classy feel for your backyard wedding. Consider outdoor furniture that will compliment your wedding theme and colors. When selecting furniture for your outdoor wedding, consider the material. If you’re creating a more classy look, stick with sleek-looking wood or metal.
You can include a variety of seating arrangements around your backyard as well. Having different areas throughout the yard that your guests can interact at can naturally uplevel your wedding. Be sure to also use any outdoor seating cushions for extra decor pieces. Keep these solid colored and use neutrals if possible.
Amazon has a lot of really great outdoor decor options. If you do not already have outdoor furniture or if you are not borrowing outdoor furniture, consider shopping on Amazon. Explore this rattan bistro table set to place in a few areas or this main event outdoor sofa. The best thing about an outdoor wedding is you can do things classy and keep your guest comfortable!
03. outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting is one of the best ways to create a classy backyard wedding! You can never go too hard on lighting, plus it gives off a romantic and naturally classy look. Consider using outdoor lighting like string lights, solar fence lighting, path lights, and garden lights. Having lighting in different areas of the backyard creates a more cohesive and full classy effect.
Begin with incorporating string lighting. Analyze your backyard for where you can connect and hang string lighting. This will act as a natural framing system for your backyard. It can even naturally carve out “areas” of your backyard like the dance floor! If you do not have a foundation to naturally string lights from, consider creating a larger planter from cement blocks, paint, and soil.
After your string lights are solidified, that’s when you can begin incorporating other lighting. Step and fence lighting like this is a great trick to up-level any backyard, much less for a wedding! You can also explore solar path lights like this. Aligning these lights along the patio or deeper in the yard can give your backyard a true experience. Lights are a wonderful way to create the classy look and feel you’re looking for, especially when your reception is at night.25% off save the dates with code ENGAGED25
04. High-top tables
High-top tables are a great way to create a classy wedding look in your backyard. This is also great way for your guests to interact. Having high-top tables along with normal reception tables gives your reception a dynamic look and feel. Your guests can mingle throughout the backyard and hold a casual conversation. Plus, the look of high-top tables is naturally classy.
Browse Pinterest ideas like these for how to incorporate high-top tables casually throughout your backyard to uplevel your wedding. Be sure to table include floor-length table cloths for each! Having a table cloth that reaches the floor and also gathers in the middle, around the table center pole, is a great trick to turning any ordinary table into a classy decor piece.
05. Dress Code
A decor trick to make your backyard wedding a classy affair is to instill a dress code for your wedding. Don’t forget that your guests will fill your venue, thus filling the overall look and your wedding photos. Think of your wedding guests as additional decor. Be sure to include a black tie or black tie optional dress code on your wedding invitations. This will clearly communicate that your guests are expected to wear more formal attire. By doing this, your backyard wedding is naturally up-leveled.
When planning a backyard wedding, disclosing the dress code is extremely important. Without disclosing that your event is formal, your wedding guests can assume that casual dress attire is okay since it’s at your home. Your guests will gladly abide by your dress code; just be sure to communicate!
Seeing all of your wedding guests in their Sunday best can truly bring your classy backyard wedding decor full circle.
Where To Start With Decor For Your Backyard Wedding
If throwing a classy backyard wedding is on your bucket list, what are you waiting for? Long gone are the days when backyard weddings are thought to be low-end affairs. More couples are choosing backyard weddings for the intimate setting, and they are turning them into classy affairs. Create a classy backyard wedding through creative decor options that will leave your guests blown away!
And if you’re ready to begin planning your backyard wedding, let us help! Download our free Backyard Wedding Planning Notion board to get started! This template is completely free to download and free to use. Download your copy to plan, organize and schedule all of your wedding planning journey. Plus, keep lists, store important information and brainstorm classy decor options! Your classy backyard wedding is yours to create! Have fun with it. Embrace your backyard and create something magical!