When planning any wedding, there are so many decisions to be made. If you are considering using your backyard as your wedding venue, you'll have even more decisions in front of you as you have more creative control than if a venue gave you their standard options. Never fear—here is a roundup of beautiful backyard wedding inspirations so you can easily sort through what you like and what you don't want.
Who knows—maybe you'll even find some permanent patio or garden decorations you'll want to keep in your backyard long after you say your vows.
Tree Backdrops + Arches
"Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding in the country or an intimate backyard wedding surrounded trees, tree wedding backdrops and arches are the prefect ideas, hanging some romantic drapery or having some lights if you’re having night time ceremony."
—Oh Best Day Ever
"With the sound system and lighting comes the need for an added source of power. We’d advise getting a real generator so you don’t lose power right when things start to heat up. The last thing you want to deal with is a power outage in the middle of your wedding! Typically, the existing power from your house will not cut it for professional-grade rentals and equipment."
—Green Wedding Shoes
"While you can illuminate your celebration with everything from romantic candles to modern Edison bulbs, one of the most popular wedding lighting options is twinkle string lights. Couples love this look for its whimsical, fairy-tale vibes. Whether you call them fairy lights, twinkle lights, or just plain string lights, there is no denying that they are a magical addition to any celebration."
If you already have a gorgeous garden, you have a major advantage for planning your wedding. Use your own plants and flowers as your main decorations for a personal touch that looks so magical. Check out these ideas from Elevated Room to get you started.