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Backyard Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Backyard Wedding Ideas

When you hear 'backyard wedding' is your first thought something from Father of The Bride? Besides this fun wedding with an epic backyard wedding...there's a good reason why backyard weddings are gaining popularity again. As more and more events are reduced in size and confusion over how big weddings can be, more couples are choosing to get married at home in their backyard. Sometimes (not all the time) a wedding at home is just easier!

Mr and Mrs Wedding Balloons

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Made by: En Fete

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Backyard Wedding Tips & Advice

Whether you've dreamt of your wedding day on your family's property or you're looking to have a smaller, more intimate occasion, a backyard wedding can be the perfect choice for you. You'll love today's post with all sorts of ideas, inspirations and, of course, advice for wedding at home in your backyard.

For more on mini wedding celebrations, don't miss our post on small and micro wedding ideas and advice.

Before we get to the inspiration, I wanted to give you a few tips for having a backyard wedding at home. Because, at first it can seem all so easy and then can spin out of control very fast and to-do's piles up and all of a sudden your super simple backyard wedding at home, just got way more complicated than you bargained for!

Tip #1 - Plan

Plan and then plan again. And when you're done planning, plan some more. Getting married at home is all about the planning. Plan how it all all going to work, from start to finish, beginning to end. Plan everything out. 

Tip #2 - Get Help

Hire some help. If you can at all find room in the budget, hire a wedding planning. You're really going to want someone who is there to help, but not a friend or family member. They will walk you through everything and take care of all those little "details" about getting married at home they you'd never know about. 

Tip #3 - Simple Is Best

Keep it simple. One of the reasons to get married at home, besides the lack of ability and confusion over large gatherings these days, is to keep things simple. So, don't forget to do that! It can be really easy to start adding in all the things, but just always remember that simple is best when getting married at home in your backyard. 

Tip #4 - Think Logistics

Think through the logistics. Your house and your backyard are most likely not get up for larger groups and the type of logistics that you'll need to have a wedding at home. Really think through all the logistical questions, like where will guests park, where will they use the bathroom (do we have enough toilet paper!), do we have lights for when the sun goes down, how about speakers for the music, what happens if it gets too load and the neighbors complain - think through as many logistics as you can for your backyard wedding at home.  

Backyard Wedding Decor Ideas 

Backyard weddings lend way to some great options for wedding DIY projects and personalized celebrations. From drink displays to personalized signs to gorgeous backdrops and more...for this week's Garter Girl Loves here are some of our favorite backyard wedding ideas and inspiration, sourced from Etsy
Wedding Arch Fabric

 

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Made by: Thea James Bridal

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Wedding Cornhole Game
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Made by: Lulu Girl Designs

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Here's To Forever Wedding Banner
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Made by: Blushing Drops

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Smores Bar Dessert Station
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Smores Bar Dessert Station
Made by: Blank Canvas by Potter

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Wedding Champagne Wall
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Made by: Adlite Creations

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Acrylic Seating Chart Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Rich Design Co

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Dessert Table Backdrop
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Made by: Blushing Drops

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Floating Pomander for Pool Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Baby Bahar Collection

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Mr and Mrs Chair Signs
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Made by: Salvaged Chic Market

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Wood and Rope Swing
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Made by: Stuff My Wife Wont Sell
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Cake Swing Base
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Made by: Bramblesky

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Pallet Furniture Bar for Backyard Wedding
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Petal Tablecloths for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Jessmy

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Kids Table Activity Set
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Made by: Little Orchard Craft

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Rainbow Dessert Table Backdrop
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Made by: Bober Studio

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Wedding Flower Pinata for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Baby Bahar Collection

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Fairy String Lights for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Perfect Holiday

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Dreamcatcher Backdrop for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Suzanne Oddy Design

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Wedding Directional Sign for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Red Heart Creations

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Wedding Garland Banner for Outdoor Wedding
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Made by: Vintage Baby Doll

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Hand Lettered Wedding Aisle Runner
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Made by: Emelyn Letters

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Rustic Wedding Cake Stand for Backyard Wedding
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Made by: Sweet NC Collective

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Backyard weddings aren't cheesy or only for budget weddings! These ideas continue to inspire us for a beautiful, dreamy backyard wedding filled with gorgeous details throughout the wedding design!
Remember, if you need more help, check out this post I wrote on how to have a small or micor wedding.

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can see all of my wedding garter designs right here.

With love,

The Garter Girl

 

 

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