Having an outdoor wedding doesn’t mean it has to be dull and boring as there are plenty of ways you can brighten it up. To help you out, here are DIY backyard wedding ideas that you can use to give your outdoor wedding an interesting twist:
Illuminate the outside with string lights
If the weather is perfect and you haven’t rented a tent from party tent rentals, you can improve the outdoor look using lights. And the beauty is you don’t need to break the bank to do it.
All you need to do is to hang string lights in the focal areas of the party. These can be in the dining area, lounge, or any other area.
If you already have a tent, you can wrap the lights around the beams of your party tent to give it an interesting look at the same time highlight the structural appeal of the tent.
If you don’t have money to buy new string lights, you can always rent them from the same company you rented the tent from.
Take advantage of your surroundings
One of the reasons people opt for outdoor weddings is because they don’t require a lot of decoration but this isn’t enough—you need to take more advantage of what nature has to bring to the table.
One excellent way to do it is to model your décor around your surrounding landscape. For example, you can use bare wood and vases, tablecloths, and other pieces that blend naturally with your environment.
Have an outdoor bar
Nothing puts the guests at ease like giving them a chance to self serve themselves beverages on ice. All you need to do is to stock up the bar cart with alcohol and place the cart in a strategic area of the event where the guests can easily serve themselves without creating huge lines.
To make the event even more memorable, have a vintage car or truck and place a few basins of ice in the trunk. You can ask a friend to help you with the truck or rent one from your local stores.
If most of your guests don’t drink alcohol, you can have an outdoor tea and coffee station instead. Like the bar, locate the tea station in a strategic area.
For a great impression, serve the tea and coffee using pretty porcelain.
Have an outdoor photo station
Many people like to have wedding photos and you should make it easy for them by setting up a photo station. All you need is to designate a special place in your party area as the photo station.
Would you love turn things a notch higher? Have a photo booth.
Rent the booth from your local rental store then place it in your designated area then proceed to create signage encouraging the guests to snap a few pictures.
The beauty of the photo booth is the guests get to have professional photos.
If having a themed wedding, have a few themed costumes for the guests to take the photos in.
Display baked goods
Any wedding is incomplete without food and you shouldn’t let the guests walk away on empty stomachs. One thing you should have is a baked pie for a dessert. After all, this is the epitome of grandma’s kitchen.
Other baked goods you should have are homemade cookies and cupcakes.
Remember, having these isn’t enough—you need to display them elegantly. Luckily, you can rent a display station from your local event rentals Maryland or be creative and come up with your own display.
People love baked goods so don’t leave it to the guests to serve themselves. To ensure that everyone gets a share, have a designated person serving them.