A Cozy Backyard Wedding Planning Guide
With the growing trend of backyard weddings, it is important to know how to create a cohesive and natural theme. Today we will be talking about how to achieve this to create a cozy backyard wedding. Imagine yourself on your wedding day in your beautiful backyard with a backdrop of trees and flowers. What do you want the vibe to be?
Let’s start by talking about your colors. Do you want bright colors for a fun and exciting event? Or maybe something more muted for a calm and peaceful feel? Picture what you want the atmosphere to feel like, then choose your colors from there. Next, think about decorations. Is there an object in nature that represents this feeling you intend to evoke? Maybe something light like feathers for lightness or heavy like shells for rootedness. Maybe something green for life or red for passion. It’s all up to you! It is important not only to have an idea of what the theme is going to be but also how it will look when it’s actually set up so keep these things in mind when looking at decorations.
Here are a few ideas on how to create a cozy and organic backyard wedding theme!
Why Create A Cozy Theme
A cozy backyard wedding is a perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of your own property. If you have a more laid-back personality, then a cozy backyard wedding is for you. It’s also a wonderful way to more intimately connect with your guest and share a more relaxed experience. When you create a cozy backyard wedding, you are choosing comfort for one of the most important days of your life. And you don’t need to compromise style over comfort. Let’s dive into how!
Choosing Your Colors
As a guide, the color of the walls in your house could be the color you use for your wedding. This is because these colors reflect on one another and create a cohesive feel. For example, if you paint your walls a dark red, think about using a deep purple for accents like flowers or tablecloths. If you want to go for something more colorful, pick two complementary colors that work well with each other and use those as accents throughout your wedding.
If you have an idea of what colors you want to use for your wedding, now it’s time to start figuring out how they will look together! It’s important to keep in mind how different colors interact with each other and how they will look when set up at your venue. You don’t want to set up all the decorations anticipating that red is going to be pink when it falls under an orange spotlight. Be sure that your color pallet feels inviting and cozy when pulled together!
Decorations can help set the mood for your event. Feathers and shells are both heavy decor items that can evoke a sense of rootedness or calmness respectively. Lights in a jar can create a feeling of whimsey and twinkle. Green or red ribbons or flowers will allow you to easily evoke the feeling of life or passion respectively. If you want to create a natural feel, use more earthy tones, like yellows, greens, and oranges that are found in nature. Whatever you choose, make sure that the decor embodies the cozy feel you want for you and your guest.
There are so many decorations to help curate a cozy backyard wedding feel. These warm outdoor string lights and this outdoor wicker egg chair are some of our favorites! Be sure that the decor speaks to you. While shopping, consider keeping the decor for your home permanently!
You can start by thinking about the food because it is integral to your event. To keep with a cozy backyard wedding theme, think about comfort dishes that are rich and hearty like bacon-wrapped dates or grilled steak. If you want to go with something light and airy, think about having salads with fresh fruit like watermelon and toast points. For drinks, think about choosing juices and coolers that evoke the outdoors like strawberry lemonade or spicy ginger ale.
Music is an important aspect of any event. To embody your cozy wedding theme, think of your music as the ambiance for the event. Different background music selections can create many different feels and vibes. Your ambiance music will be for non-ceremony and non-dance floor times. Spotify has many create ambiance channels! Explore channels like smooth jazz, instrumental, and folk! Anything that makes you feel cozy!
All the hard work is done and all that’s left to do is add the final touches. This may seem like a small detail but it will make or break your cozy backyard wedding theme! One great idea for decorating your space is to hire a professional florist. They can help you choose flowers and other plants that will fill in nicely with your color scheme and cozy vibe. Dried flowers, like lavender, can also help supplement your florals while enhancing the cozy atmosphere. Plus, the smell is amazing!! Explore a dried lavender bundle like this for your final touches!
Another way to tie in your theme is by adding natural elements like logs or mulch for a more rustic feel, or large stones for a peachy-themed event. Add some greenery at tables and on the walls to give off that organic feel and maybe even have someone create you an “organic” bouquet! Keep these ideas in mind when planning your backyard wedding and you’ll be sure to have an amazing time!
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but with a little help, you can create a one-of-a-kind event that reflects your style and personality. And if you have a more intimate personality, then a cozy backyard wedding is for you! A cozy and organic backyard wedding theme is just what you need to set the tone for your unforgettable day. Your backyard is also the perfect spot for this cozy atmosphere. Start with these tips and see how easy it can be to plan a wedding that’s uniquely yours!
Need help planning even further? Check out our Free Backyard Wedding Trello Board Template to help you plan and organize it all! Piece together your cozy backyard wedding with this free template and create something magical!