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Plan the Backyard Wedding of Your Dreams with These Fab DIY Ideas

A backyard wedding is the perfect choice for the DIY bride seeking a way to create an intimate, casual, customizable atmosphere for her special day. From decoration ideas to reception entertainment, let this roundup of easy wedding projects be your creative inspiration.
Bike sign

Bike Sign

Instead of traditional wedding signs, get creative and use chalkboard style signs propped up by a vintage bicycle or a child’s red metal wagon. Idea courtesy of Wedding Wire.
Seating chart

Chalkboard Signs

Hang chalkboard signs between two trees for an easy way to display important info for your guests. Alternatively, you could use this method to display your favorite engagement photos or photos of family members on their wedding days. Photo found on Pinterest.
Nail polish flower vase

Mini Flower Vases

If you can’t afford elaborate flower arrangements, turn empty nail polish bottles into minimalist chic flower vases for a single bloom. Head over to Woods of Bell Trees to learn more.
Timber centeirepice

Timber Centerpieces

Turn timber into chic centerpieces by adding artfully arrangement flowers. Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty.
Mason jar place cards

Mason Jar Place Cards

Use mason jars as double duty drinking glasses and place cards. Photo courtesy of Josh Synder Photography.
Garden wedding decoration

Mood Lighting

Suspend candle holders and floral arrangements from tree branches for easy mood lighting. Photo courtesy of Sotra.
Citronella candles

Citronella Candles

Keep bugs away with citronella candles made from all natural essential oils and placed inside pretty vintage mason jars. Head over to Adventures in Making to learn more.
Wedding programs

Wedding Program Fans

Make your wedding programs serve as fans to keep your guests cool on a warm summer’s day with an easy tutorial from Intimate Weddings.
Wet towels and lavender spray for wedding

Cooling Station

During the summer months, keep guests cool with a station containing towelettes and a refreshing face mist. Photo courtesy of The Bride and Groom.
Blanket station

Blanket Station

If your reception will run late into the night, a “Snuggle Up” station stocked with cozy blankets will ensure that everyone remains comfortable. Photo courtesy of Deer Pearl Flowers.
S'mores bar

S’mores Bar

A DIY s’mores bar is a cute, quirky, and crowd pleasing addition to your reception menu. Photo courtesy of Wedding Chicks.
Diy wedding ice cream bar

Ice Cream Bar

Assuming you can find a way to keep your ice cream from melting, an ice cream bar is a reception addition that guest of all ages will enjoy — especially during the summer months. Photo courtesy of Something Turquoise.
Wedding tic tac toe

Wedding Tic-Tac-Toe

Lawn games are an excellent way to provide entertainment during your wedding reception. Make your own tic-tac-toe board using wooden letters and rope. Learn more at Wedding Party App.
Ring toss

Wedding Ring Toss

Create a simple ring toss game by placing decorated wine bottles in a wooden crate. Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty.
Birdseed favors

Bird Seed Heart Wedding Favors

Birdseed hearts are an inexpensive wedding favor that’s easy to make. Visit Intimate Weddings for the tutorial.
Sparkler send off

Sparkler Sendoff

Have guests light sparklers to create a picture-perfect sendoff for the bride and groom. Visit Something Turquoise for a cute printable tag you can use for this DIY wedding project.

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