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Take note of these lit backyard wedding ideas as they will come in handy when planning yours; and they are very budget-friendly!

These backyard wedding ideas will steal your heart. Simple, affordable and totally lit!

These backyard wedding ideas will steal your heart. Simple, affordable and totally lit!

Move over huge bash, intimate receptions are the new trend in town. So, we bring you a ton of backyard wedding ideas that are fire! Most couples today prefer the intimacy of a small event with framily rather than shelling out their hard earned moolah on an impressive soiree to celebrate their union. And nothing says cozy and unique like your own backyard.

Check out these Pinterest-worthy backyard wedding ideas and pick the ones that suit you the most! Or check out this guide if you need directions on how to plan a backyard wedding from scratch!

Backyard Wedding Ideas for the Most Lit Party Ever

  • A wonderful gift for those warmer ceremonies is to offer paper fans, tiny monogrammed bottles of water, or adorable parasails.
  • Another divine idea to keep your guests comfortable, would be to offer some lemon eucalyptus oil bug spray. Add some natural pesticides to your decor like sprigs of rosemary, lavender, mint, and thyme. And don’t forget a few citronella candles or torches!



A simple hanging basket for your guests to help themselves to some bug spray.

A simple hanging basket for your guests to help themselves to some bug spray.

Achieve a rustic or vintage look with a ladder, votive candles and flowers in mason jars. Simple backyard wedding ideas.

Achieve a rustic or vintage look with a ladder, votive candles and flowers in mason jars. Simple backyard wedding ideas.

  • Naked and semi-naked cakes are TD and will be your best bet for a flawless backyard wedding. Less cooling and maintenance than their buttercream counterpart.
  • Add a grazing food station to wow your guests. They feature a variety of cold cuts, breads, fruits and cheeses and are a pretty new addition to the wedding scene.
  • As for your drinks: you can get creative with your cooling options. decorative flower pots with bags of ice are clever coolers; freeze fruits and berries in ice cubes and to make a fun chilled punch; for those ale and beer lovers grab an on-ice beer dispenser. Keep your guests cool with a help yourself lemonade stand or ice-cream bar.
Delight your guests with lemonade served from twin juice dispensers!

Delight your guests with lemonade served from twin juice dispensers!

Wrap your trees in string lights and add a few tall tables. Downright fab.

Wrap your trees in string lights and add a few tall tables. Downright fab.




  • Create a canopy of string lights in the backyard. Affordable and TD!
  • Backyard wedding ideas that are taking over hunty: turn a mirror into a welcome sign. Write on it and place it on an easel at your home’s entryway.

Getting Married on the Fall? Check out these Practical Backyard Wedding Ideas

For those holding their nuptials in the cooler months; think strategically placed heating lamps and warm, fuzzy flannel blankets as wedding favors; your guests will love you for those.

  • A great give-away for the ladies a bucket filled with high heel protectors to prevent them from sinking into the grass or scuffing their shoes with rocks and all. And save on a dance floor!
Add a cute little note to your blanket basket. Check out these winter backyard wedding ideas.

Add a cute little note to your blanket basket. Check out these winter backyard wedding ideas.

Fall backyard wedding ideas: Did anybody say glam Halloween?

Fall backyard wedding ideas: Did anybody say glam Halloween?

  • Try to embrace the natural setting. Giant floral wreaths made from silk or fresh flowers can add an air of romantic drama. Need a DIY? Check it out!
  • A backyard hack that is definitely lit – pun intended – line your garden with rope lighting. Perfect for an evening bash and it’s waterproof!
  • Creating giant elegant floral walls out of silk and paper flowers; serves as another way to separate space and can act as a photo backdrop. Two for one!
Yay for these boho chic mismatched chairs backyard wedding ideas. Photo: Elizabeth Wells Photography.

Yay for these boho chic mismatched chairs backyard wedding ideas. Photo: Elizabeth Wells Photography.

No need for a kitchen when you bring in the most adorable food truck! Photo: Daniel Milligan Photography.

No need for a kitchen when you bring in the most adorable food truck! Photo: Daniel Milligan Photography.

  • If your arrangements are in need of some living up, try adding some moody colors as they looks amazing with almost any floral choice. From Photo Booth decor to reception tables; moody colors are taking over hunty.
  • Weaving greenery across the back of the ceremony chair or along the table and placing small flowers along the will make a great statement.
  • Remember paper and silk doesn’t mean cheap. It’s practical and with the right touch can have your entire ceremony lit. Being diligent can save your budget.
Folding tables and chairs, string lights and buntings for a very festive wedding in your own backyard.

Folding tables and chairs, string lights and buntings for a very festive wedding in your own backyard.

So, toss out the notion, that to plan a backyard wedding on a budget is all shabby with very little chic and tell us which one of these backyard wedding ideas did you like best?

 

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Who doesn’t need a backdrop, ever? Today we bring you 3 fab tutorials that will show you how to make a wedding backdrop step by step! Let’s get started!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

Looking for some TD inspiration and easy tutorials to make a wedding backdrop? We’ve got you covered! These DIY wedding backdrops are lit without breaking the bank.

The wedding backdrop can be used at the wedding altar or with the photo booth. Definitely one of the most captured areas on your big day, it adds a whole lot of creativity to your wedding while showcasing your personality and style.

Wedding Backdrop Placement Ideas

Wedding backdrops are often used to decorate different event spaces. Besides the ceremony and photo booth areas, they can be used for photo ops of the bride and groom with their guests. Or as a background to the cake and dessert table, wedding favors and even the guest book table.

The number of styles and variety of wedding backdrops is truly endless. You can make them out of ribbons, balloons, origami, feathers, paper, lights. Basically whatever strikes your fancy, plus you can assemble one by mixing and matching a few of these materials.

When properly done, wedding backdrops are beautiful and captivating but hiring a decorator to install them for you could outside of your wedding budget. So, let’s check out these step by step tutorials to make a wedding backdrop and install it all by yourself!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

How to Make a Wedding Backdrop: Yay for Crepe Paper!

This lit and colorful crepe paper wedding backdrop DIY is simpler than you think. Unless you want to go with the colors on the photo, you’ll have the additional task of choosing four colors.

Crepe paper sheets are usually 7.5ft long which should give you a height of 30 ft. If your wedding venue has much taller ceilings, you may want to add one more color section. As long as they touch the floor, they will keep their shape.

Materials for 6 wide streamers:

  • 8 Crepe Paper Sheets 20” x 7.5 ft. two per color: pink, yellow, sky blue and blue.
  • Scissors
  • Clear glue
Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop! Check out the tutorial on the blog.

Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop!

Step 1: Cut off two sections of crepe paper for each sheet (about 6″-7″ wide)

Step 2: Leave folded as they are, and starting on one side cut fringes evenly spaced. Don’t worry if they are not perfect but leave some space uncut in the center.

Step 3: Flip and do the same on the other side.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each one of the crepe paper sheet colors.

Step 5: Glue each section to another of a different color (in the same order) to create several very long multicolored fringed streamers.

Step 6: Unroll and separate the layers and let them open with their weight. Pull with your fingers lightly, if needed.

Step 7: Hang your streamers, twist them and party on!

You can hang them from a wooden stick, twisted rope or dowel rod or glue them straight to the ceiling with glue dots. The more secure, the better.




A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop?

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop? Get yours at Etsy.

Balloon Streamer Backdrop Tutorial

To complement this simple and decorative balloon streamer wedding backdrop you should choose streamers or ribbons in matching tones. These streamers can be made out of fabric cutouts or traditional ribbons or paper streamers, ideally in neutral colors. If you want to make a more glam wedding backdrop you may add some silver or gold streamers.

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Streamers and/or ribbons
  • Rope or plastic rod
  • Thread
How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

Step 1: Place a stretched out rope or rod to serve as the base.

Step 2: Inflate the balloons. No helium needed.

Step 3: Attach the paper streamers and ribbons to the balloon with the thread.

Step 4: Finally tie the balloons together with their “tassels” to the rope. Try not to leave too much of an open space between them. Simple, colorful and decorative.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots. Via Etsy.

How to Make a Ribbon Backdrop in Minutes

This drop-dead gorgeous ribbon backdrop can be tackled in a very short time. To help you with the number of ribbon spools you will need, first pick your ribbon width and backdrop height (or needed ribbon length plus a couple of inches). That way, if the ribbon height is 15ft. and each spool is 2” wide x 10 yards long, you will need 36 spools per each 6’ backdrop section. Let’s start gathering the materials we’ll need.

Materials:

  • Nylon rope
  • Spools of decorative ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional: String lights
How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. ;)

How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. 😉

Make sure the ribbons do touch the floor, otherwise you won’t get the desired effect (and won’t be happy with it). Feel free to incorporate some metallic ribbons for effect.

Step 1: Cut the nylon rope to the desired length. The one on the photo is 25 ft. long.

Step 2: Unroll the ribbons and cut them to the desired length.

Step 3: To attach the ribbon to the rope, fold the end of each ribbon around the rope and secure with the hot glue gun.

Step 4: Continue attaching ribbons mixing the colors with no space left between strand and strand.

Step 5: Hang your masterpiece.

Step 6: The final touch. Complement this simple and youthful ribbon backdrop with some hanging string lights. Voila!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Related: How to Make Giant Wedding Wreaths (The New Decor Trend) On A Budget

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Make a wedding backdrop and surprise your guests with your creativity and flair. We guarantee your wedding photos will be on point and unique with these original pieces. Now, would you like to check out how to make fab wooden ladder decorations?

 

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A round-up of original, fun and drop-dead gorgeous balloon decoration ideas that will sweep you off your feet. Incorporate them at the wedding aisle, reception tables and decor. Craft your very own with these lit and affordable DIYs! Let’s get started!

Check out these insta-worthy balloon decoration ideas for your wedding!

Check out these insta-worthy balloon decoration ideas for your wedding!

Balloons are kinda magical, aren’t they? Maybe because they bring back happy childhood memories but after checking out these breathtaking and unique balloon decoration ideas, you will agree, they are not just for kid parties anymore.
From balloon themed weddings to the magical balloon release, balloon wedding decor is affordable and very easy to DIY. Personalize your wedding and impress your guests with these fab balloon decoration ideas!

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Dreamy Balloon Decoration Ideas for Couples on a Budget

Large, small and medium sized, balloons can make your reception decor truly pop. (Just don’t go around popping the balloons no matter how tempting it is). These affordable ideas fit every budget while looking like a million bucks

1- Floating giant balloon confetti decor

Simple and delicate, this idea will glam up any event. Get a hold of 6 to 8 giant clear balloons and top them up with shimmery pieces of confetti. Fill them up with helium and tie their tails with small weights. Tip: for the weights, paint some rocks with silver or gold spray paint.

Original balloon decoration ideas on a budget for the most amazing corner ever. DIY on the blog!

Original balloon decoration ideas on a budget for the most amazing corner ever.

Related: Wedding Photo Booth Ideas that will Make you Go: Oh, Snap!

2- Affordable DIY table decor with balloons

Kill three birds with one stone with these Pinterest-worthy and ultra affordable balloon decoration ideas. Decor, centerpiece and table number in one simple and easy project that will win the heart of all DIY-brides. Have the ribbon go through the table number card and tie it to the centerpiece.

Centerpiece table number and centerpiece balloon decor idea. Photography: Juxtaphotos.

Centerpiece table number and centerpiece balloon decor idea. Photography: Juxtaphotos.

Related: How to Make a Wedding Backdrop: Step by Step Tutorials!

3- Balloon decorations for wedding reception halls

We know you will want to incorporate these cringe-worthy balloon decoration ideas. Fill up the ceiling with balloons to achieve this impressive effect for under $50.

TD wedding balloon decor ideas.

TD wedding balloon decor ideas.

Remember prom? Why not copy some of these balloon decoration ideas for your wedding?

Remember prom? Why not copy some of these balloon decoration ideas for your wedding?

Related: Top Wooden Ladder Wedding Decor Ideas (and DIYs): Fast, Easy & Tres Chic

4- Balloon decoration ideas for weddings

An intimate and festive aesthetic with matching fringes hanging from the balloons and the back of the chairs. All you need to do is tie colorful ribbon or paper fringes to the giant ballon tails.

As above, so below. Colorful fringes hanging from the balloons that match the back of the chairs for a festive aesthetic.

As above, so below. Colorful fringes hanging from the balloons that match the back of the chairs for a festive aesthetic.




5- DIY giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter

Word of warning, do not spend on expensive helium for tulle balloons as they become too heavy and do not float. They need to be suspended from the ceiling with clear plastic thread but don’t worry, it’s not that hard.

  1. Blow up the balloon and cover it with the tulle so the four tips line up at the bottom.
  2. Tie it with an elastic band and cover it with a nice ribbon.
  3. Now, trim tulle tail.
  4. Finally, use the clear plastic thread to hang the balloon but threading it trough the top of the balloon tulle – be careful not to pop the balloon!
Mylar and giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter with a fancy vibe. Check out the DIY!

Mylar and giant silver balloons with tulle and glitter with a fancy vibe.

6- Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and tassel tails

Create the tassels of your liking with party fringe garlands, the lighter, the better and tie them to the neck of the balloon. For a more classic look, go with all white tassels.

Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and fringed tails. Courtesy: Faye Cornhill Photography.

Lit wedding aisle decor with balloons and fringed tails. Courtesy: Faye Cornhill Photography.

7- Stunning table balloon decoration ideas

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests.

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests. Photo courtesy: Ann-Kathrin Koch.

Connect the balloons with decorative tails and wow your guests. Photo courtesy: Ann-Kathrin Koch.

Related: Wedding DIYs and Crafts So Easy to Make!

8- Magical balloon releases for an emotional send-off

Balloon releases are incredibly beautiful but make sure you care about the environment with biodegradable materials and tails. Another great idea is to organize a ballon send off without the release, it will look just as lovely on the wedding photos.

Word of caution: Some states that have laws that prohibit balloon releases. So far, these are California, Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.

Nothing more magical than a balloon release! Tips on the blog.

Nothing more magical than a balloon release!

9- Send off the couple in style

Finally, never, ever forget to add a few balloons to the send off car!

Add a few balloons to the send off car. Photo courtesy: Orange Turtle Photography.

Add a few balloons to the send off car. Photo courtesy: Orange Turtle Photography.

Remember to have some extra balloons handy, just in case. These balloons decoration ideas can have lots of them or just a few for an original touch. They can be giant or small, all in the same color or multicolored, but always magnificent!

 

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Fash-insider brides know to look for a moody wedding aesthetic as it can be used all year round. Say goodbye to being stuck with a bright toned palette in the summer and pastels for spring. Let your inner-fashionista and these inspo ideas guide you.

Royalty anyone? Heads over heels in love over this dark & moody wedding aesthetic. Black, crimson red and gold.

Royalty anyone? Heads over heels in love over this dark & moody wedding aesthetic. Black, crimson red and gold.

Join us in the dark side and fall in love with this moody wedding aesthetic. Since your proposal, you’ve been flipping through wedding magazines and drooling over Pinterest boards. Those intriguing and downright gorgeously dramatic wedding photos have you dreaming about deep reds, ultraviolets, and burgundy colors.

You have been envisioning a wedding with a romantic and dark allure. So, say au revoir to feeling stuck with white, pink and pastel hues and embrace the darker side of the wedding palette.

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Moody Wedding Aesthetic for Spring Affairs

For those who have chosen spring for their ceremony, a good place to start implanting those moody colors would be in the florals, like the bridal bouquet, or the centerpieces. Rich burgundies, lovely creams and deep sages can be lovely base points to begin with.

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Going for a dark and moody wedding aesthetic does not mean you have to turn away from lighter tones. Just taking the aforementioned colors and mixing them with your pinks or with lovely peachy hues doesn’t mean straying from your vision.

To help set the scene you can go as small as adding tapered navy blue candles or as big as burgundy drapes and rich crimson florals mixed in with ultraviolets, greenery, and lilacs.

A touch of pink mixed with moody colors for your springtime wedding decor.

A touch of pink mixed with moody colors for your springtime wedding decor.

Super original jewel toned cake stand. Finds: vintage desk, blackboard, eucalyptus leaves, black and burgundy candles and gold candelabra. Cake, of course.

Super original jewel toned cake stand. Finds: vintage desk, blackboard, eucalyptus leaves, black and burgundy candles and gold candelabra. Cake, of course.

Golden charger plates and filigreed plates denote luxury on this spring moody wedding aesthetic. The grape and strawberries accompaniment is perfect for this season. Photography: Mimmo & Co.

Golden charger plates and filigreed plates denote luxury on this spring moody wedding aesthetic. The grape and strawberries accompaniment is perfect for this season. Photography: Mimmo & Co.

Guess the season. We can assure you that this boho-chic table decor will wow all your guests.

Guess the season. We can assure you that this boho-chic table decor will wow all your guests.

Sultry & Moody Summer Weddings

It has been tons of fun building your mood boards; if not a little frazzling. In fact, there are probably tons of plans scribbled all over your place. However, taking this information from your wedding vision board and turning it into a reality may seem impossible. Doing so middle of summer can seem difficult.

Don’t worry, truth is as long as you have a vision; the ability to execute it isn’t that far off. Turn them into a reality with the help of these summery images with a dark and moody wedding aesthetic.

Drapes and flower arrangements in deep burgundy tones.

Drapes and flower arrangements in deep burgundy tones.

No need to be overly dramatic with moody colors. A few splashes will do, like on this flawless ceremony backdrop.

No need to be overly dramatic with moody colors. A few splashes will do, like on this flawless ceremony backdrop.




For those with summer wedding dates; you’ll be happy to know that violet, lilac, and burgundy, have become a favorite in wedding attire. Feel free to mix them up with strong colors like fuchsia or Gen Z yellow for a festive summery feel.

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Industrial venues are ideal to create an ultra romantic vintage moody wedding aesthetic. All you will need are special corners, creative photo booths and a cake tablescape to wow your guests.

Black is not out of the summer wedding montage. It has found its place amongst candles, place settings, drapes, and even wedding cakes. As for decorations if you’re one who loves the rustic vibe, and want to embrace this trend, think woodsy, not rustic. Doing so will offer a perfect embrace to those deep color options.

Yes, summer means color. But nobody said which colors, amiright?

Yes, summer means color. But nobody said which colors, amiright?

The moody wedding aesthetic gives life to a summer affair.

The moody wedding aesthetic gives life to a summer affair.

This boho folk bridal bouquet incorporates the rusticity of the desert and the rich hues of a dark and moody vibe.

This boho folk bridal bouquet incorporates the rusticity of the desert and the rich hues of a dark and moody vibe.

Dark & Moody Florals For Fall Weddings

There’s no need to go ultra goth or Halloween-y to get a dark & moody vibe in the fall. 2018 has yielded the perfect niche for those with fall ceremonies. Lovely violets paired with forest greens will give your build the romance and drama you are trying to convey. Jewel tones against brown tones will turn any wedding venue into a Pinterest-worthy event. Remember, to toss in some wood elements; with some romantic light displays to round out your theme.

Industrial spaces are perfect for the moody wedding aesthetic.

Industrial spaces are perfect for the moody wedding aesthetic.

Navy blue candles, copper, brass, red and peach tones for deep and luxurious fall ideas.

Navy blue candles, copper, brass, red and peach tones for deep and luxurious fall ideas.

Feel free to incorporate these reddish brownish colors to your food.

Feel free to incorporate these reddish brownish colors to your food.

Dark & Moody Wedding Aesthetic Inspiration For The Winter

As for those whose nuptials are during the wintertime, why not display an edgy and fun vintage black wedding cake with floral accents. Include frozen flowers in your ice cubes to give the moody wedding aesthetic of your dark romantic day a bit more flare. That along with candelabras surrounded by vast greenery and lovely floral accents on a formal table setting; will have your event being counted as the chicest one this year.

Related: 40+ Amazing Ideas for a Winter Wedding: Perfect for Couples on a Budget

Winter tale vintage woodland wedding decor.

Winter tale vintage woodland wedding decor.

Blush, pink, gold, ivory and burgundy for a soft and feminine wintery feel. Let the wine and votives take care of the rest.

Blush, pink, gold, ivory and burgundy for a soft and feminine wintery feel. Let the wine and votives take care of the rest.

Breathtaking florals for a moody wedding aesthetic. Def trending.

Breathtaking florals for a moody wedding aesthetic. Def trending.

For a winter affair dress your tables in navy blue and liven them up with some pops of pink. The wooden chairs give it a more outdoorsy look. Switch them for clear ones for a modern aesthetic. Anna Wu Photography.

For a winter affair dress your tables in navy blue and liven them up with some pops of pink. The wooden chairs give it a more outdoorsy look. Switch them for clear ones for a modern aesthetic. Anna Wu Photography.

Everyone knows that encapsulating the perfect theme, is one of the crucial stages of planning a wedding. It sets the tone for one of the biggest moment in people’s lives. Bringing the choices of the faultless dress, ring, and lifelong bae into perfect harmony. No pressure, right? Well, now what was once the cornerstone of many fall and winter ceremonies can be had throughout every season.

 

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Giant wedding wreaths are in RT mode in the 2018 wedding season. Now, when I say giant, I mean G-I-A-N-T.  These are not your ordinary holiday wreaths hanging on your mother’s front door. Let’s take a look at this trend and a couple of how-tos you can tackle for a few bucks!

DIY an oversized grapevine wreath with greenery and white blooms used as a swing. Check out the tutorial on the blog!

DIY an oversized grapevine wreath with greenery and white blooms used as a swing.

Giant wedding wreaths covered in everything from flowers and greenery to driftwood are popping up on the wedding scene everywhere. These are flawless works of art that can act as stunning ceremony or photo booth backdrops, reception decor, or staging for your couple’s and framily photos.

Couples are even creating unique masterpieces for their special day by taking these already amazing pieces and hanging lanterns, crystals and large floral pieces from them. Why not you?

How Much For Those Giant Wedding Wreaths In The Window?

Another wedding season has come and gone. With its passing, new ideas and trends – like giant wedding wreaths – allow couples to take their special day to new heights. Leaving them gasping, “I can’t even”

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Please don’t think an item such as this is out of your reach. There is the option purchasing a giant wreath from a florist. However, such a large piece comes with a high price tag. Even the not so large giant wedding wreaths can range in upper $600’s.

The urban aesthetic could not miss out on this trend. Turn your NYC rooftop into the most extra party of them all with the skyline views and a giant wedding wreath ceremony backdrop.

The urban aesthetic could not miss out on this trend. Turn your NYC rooftop into the most extra party of them all with the skyline views and a giant wedding wreath ceremony backdrop.

Get your bendable pipes and hola hoops ready because i can't even explain how sick these giant wedding wreaths are.

Get your bendable pipes and hola hoops ready because i can’t even explain how sick these giant wedding wreaths are.

If your wallet is screaming a resounding “No, thank you”, know that there is always the DIY option.

While it may seem like an enormous task to undertake, it is possible to create one of these darling features yourself. This can be a far better option; not just because of its reasonable cost, but because it gives you the ability to show off your honed-in DIY skills. After all, your guests’ eyes will be glued to it!

Related: 41 Pinterest-Worthy Wedding Getaway Car Decoration Ideas

Drop the flowers and add string lights for a glowing giant wedding wreath backdrop.

Drop the flowers and add string lights for a glowing giant wedding wreath backdrop.

If this is not the most adorable sweetheart table, i don't know which one is. The giant wreath backdrop completes the vibe.

If this is not the most adorable sweetheart table, i don’t know which one is. The giant wreath backdrop completes the vibe.

Greenery giant wedding wreath for reception decor.

Greenery giant wedding wreath for reception decor.




How To Make Giant Wedding Wreaths On A Budget (With Hula Hoops)

For those of you who barely know which end the glue stick goes in. Don’t freak out. It is a surprisingly easy process once you get going. And you’ll be mystified by the number different DIY options available to create giant wedding wreaths.

For the following DIY we will use silk flowers but if you are a more advanced DIYer, feel free to switched them for fresh flowers and greenery. Here are the instructions to DIY a giant wedding hoop on a budget.

Instructions for making a giant wedding wreath on a budget.

Instructions for making a giant wedding wreath on a budget.

Materials:

  • (2) Hula Hoops – $2.00
  • Your favorite silk flowers
  • Artificial greenery
  • Wire cutters
  • Spray paint (optional, use if you want to change the color of the hoop)
  • Floral tape or zip ties
  • Ribbon
  • Floral wire

Directions to Make Giant Wedding Wreaths in 5 Steps

  1. Optional step: If you want to paint the hula hoop, this is when. Let it dry, and continue with the next step.
  2. Create several bundles of flowers, leaves and berries – 5 to 10 bundles depending on the size of your flowers and hoop. Make sure to add in variety of colors and textures; this will give your creation a more robust feel. Then tie them off with the floral tape or zip ties.
  3. Lay out the bundles over the hoop before securing them with floral wire around the stem and hoop. This will help you ensure you will get the look you want.
  4. Overlap the bundles in both directions to hide the wire. When you are finished, cut off the excess stems with your wire cutters.
  5. Tie a ribbon on top of the hoop and you’re ready to hang your design!

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Savings Tip: No need to cover the whole circle with flowers, leverage woodbox and evergreens. You’ll save a lot of moolah and you won’t lose any of the original aesthetic.

You can also tie the hula hoop wreaths with clear thread and hang the ribbons off the bottom of the giant wedding wreaths.

You can also tie the hula hoop wreaths with clear thread and hang the ribbons off the bottom of the giant wedding wreaths.

Be a little extra with a giant floral wreath at your reception.

Be a little extra with a giant floral wreath at your reception.

Follow these how-tos to DIY these giant wedding wreaths to decorate modern urban inner city venues.

Follow these how-tos to DIY these giant wedding wreaths to decorate modern urban inner city venues.

How To Make Giant Wedding Wreaths For $50

Now if your wanted to make one of those bang-up wedding swings for the bride; you can do so with $50 and a little elbow-grease.

Let’s go through the materials you will need to make your dazzling creation.

  • ¾ galvanized threaded pipe
  • Elbow joints
  • 1×12 piece of wood
  • U-Clamp for the seat (2)
  • Twigs, greenery, flowers, ribbons (let your imagination fly)
  • Floral wire
How to DIY giant wedding wreaths out of woodbox.

How to DIY giant wedding wreaths out of woodbox.

Giant Wedding Wreath Swing How To Step by Step

  1. Connect 8 pieces of 3/4th inch threaded pipe with 45 degree angle elbow joints, creating an octagon about 6 feet high
  2. Create the seat of the swing: Attach a 1×12 inch plank of wood to the base of the octagon using 2 U-clamps.
  3. Hang on a sturdy beam or branch using two clove-hitch knots (directions found on video)
  4. Once the swing is securely hung, decorate it to your heart’s desire using flowers, twigs, greenery, crystals, ivory cords and more!

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Now, you that you have the know-how; deciding on adding giant wedding wreaths should be a no brainer. It will be that statement piece that will leave your guest awestruck.

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Creating a unique and dramatic ceremony backdrop has never been easier. Check out how to DIY giant wedding wreaths with hula hoops.

Gnarly idea for giant wedding wreaths. Make it your cake stand.

Gnarly idea for giant wedding wreaths. Make it your cake stand.

White and blush flower giant wreath with hanging crystals for a glam vibe.

White and blush flower giant wreath with hanging crystals for a glam vibe.

Holiday-inspired giant floral wreath. Swoon!

Holiday-inspired giant floral wreath. Swoon!

So, what are you waiting for? Come and jump in on the trend that has the world going cray. It’s your big day, your entitled to being a little extra. So, don’t let anything kill your vibe.

 

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