Are you handy with a glue gun? Talented with tools? Proficient with paint? It does take a bit of elbow grease to pull off a completely DIY wedding day. But in the end, we say it’s worth it! You’re left with a celebration full of personal touches — and more than likely, some blood, sweat, and tears.
Of course, not every element of the wedding has to be DIY. If you feel like getting your hands dirty, we suggest focusing on one thing and going in full force. The wedding backdrop is a central piece that will frame the most important part of the day. And bonus, the backdrop can double as a piece for the reception table or even a photo backdrop for guests! It’s a huge focal point that happens to be a great canvas for your creativity to take flight.
Below, we’ve gathered some inspiration pieces + tips that are totally do-able to get your gears turning. Pick your favorite elements and make it your own!
Backdrops are popping up more and more at weddings and we are definitely big fans of them. Whether you choose a sea of pretty posies or golden streamers, DIY wedding backdrops are the way to go! We’ve rounded up five of our fave super easy backdrops and where you can get all you’ll need to recreate them yourself. Happy crafting!
Talk about an explosion of colour – we’re obsessed with this creation, shot by Lara Hotz. This is great because you can go all out or go for a more subtle approach, chop and change it to suit your theme – the backdrop is your oyster, so to speak. Easy enough to assemble by just sticking on the décor with a hot glue gun or hanging where necessary.
I’m sure you all know by now that the actual ‘I dos’ are more important than the photo album or the photo invitations you and your partner choose.
Set the mood with a sheer curtain backdrop hung on home-made pvc pipe frames. Most backdrops use a PVC frame with feet but they can also be suspended from the ceiling with fishing lines. Supplies you need: Two PVC pipes in your desired height (about 10 feet) | Two 90-degree side outlet elbow.
The main focal point should be the bride and groom and the wedding ceremony backdrop coming in close second. Whether your big day is happening indoors or outside, these DIY wedding ceremony backdrop ideas will be sure to wow your guests and make for gorgeous photographs, too!
Gather your gal pals, enlist the help of your husband-to-be and get down to business! When all is said and done, you can claim the bragging rights for your handy work when anyone asks where you got that amazing set up – and trust me, they will ask.
For the bride-to-be who isn’t afraid of a little (or a lot) of color on her wedding day, the DIY Streamer Backdrop makes for a vibrant, memorable setting and some brilliant photo ops.
If color isn’t exactly your thing, this DIY Wax Paper Backdrop will lend a hand in adding some oomph to your muted color palette, while creating a frame for the dynamic duo (that’s you two!). Who knew deli sheets could look so elegant?