How to Create an Inexpensive Backyard Wedding

It's easy to create the perfect spot in the backyard to exchange your vows. This is becoming more popular with weddings and it's much more affordable than you'd think. Things around your home with a few additions come together for an amazing look that is unique and budget friendly. has a beautiful selection of Arbors. These can be used in your ceremony and your garden after your big day as an everlasting reminder of the moment you said "I do". Add flowers or lights and you're done!
Lighting is key if you'll be outdoors at night. I found some beautiful patio stringers and bulbs that can be used again online at Christmas Lights Etc and it barely budged my budget! Worth every penny and adds romance to the night.
Michaels or any other craft store will have unfinished wood and a variety of paints to make a homemade sign. Elegant, unique, and can be kept as a keepsake in the garden. Total costs for me was around $10.
Left over mason jars can be cleaned and used for centerpieces or decor. Add some old pictures of the bride and groom or family members from their wedding day.
A small roll of $5 burlap can be printed, sewn, or even painted to reflect names, table numbers or favorite quotes.
Another Christmas Lights Etc find. These spheres can be purchased in white or multi-colored options to add a bit of lit charm to the night. Also looks great after the ceremony hanging on the archway.
Cute way for guest to leave their best wishes - Polaroids of each guest or couple with their comments underneath. These can be used in scrapbooks or permanent decor in your home.
Diana Prater
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