Backyard Wedding Inspiration for an Intimate Celebration - Pretty Collected

Backyard Wedding Inspiration for an Intimate Celebration

July 04, 2021 2 min read

Backyard Wedding Inspiration for an Intimate Celebration - Pretty Collected

Whether your original plan was to host a backyard wedding, or you've decided to ditch your venue and huge guest list for a more intimate setting, a backyard wedding is the perfect solution! If you're searching for ways to make your backyard wedding feel intimate, fun, and romantic, then check out some of our favorite outdoor wedding inspiration.

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1. Wedding Ceremony

Backyard Wedding Inspiration for an Intimate Celebration - COVID-19 Wedding Ideas - Pretty Collected

Create a boho wedding ceremony with eucalyptus leaves and pampas grass in tall glass vases.


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Layer blush pink roses and dried moss to give your outdoor wedding ceremony an eclectic vibe.

  1. Faux Rose Stems
  2. Fresh or Dried Pink Baby's Breath
  3. Dried Moss

2. Wedding Lighting

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Hang a variety of light fixtures to create a romantic backyard wedding reception.

  1. Exposed Bulb Pendant Light
  2. Bamboo Pendant Light

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Use mason jars and tea light candles to set the tone for a rustic and romantic backyard wedding.

  1. Large Mason Jars
  2. Medium Mason Jars
  3. Small Mason Jars
  4. Tea Light Candles

Backyard Wedding Ideas - Fairy Lights - Twinkle Lights - Backyard Wedding Ideas - Pretty Collected

Light the night with a magical display of fairy lights! Dripped twinkle lights also create a gorgeous photo backdrop for all your guests to enjoy!

  1. Hanging Fairy Lights

3. Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Greet your guests with a living wall of greenery filled with champagne glasses! This champagne wall makes a statement and will be an experience your guests will never forget!

  1. Champagne Wall Backdrop - Foliage Backdrop
  2. Champagne Wall Shelves for Champagne Glasses
  3. Champagne Wall Rental

Mobile Vintage Bar - Outdoor Wedding Reception Ideas - Pretty Collected

Mobile Bar Cart - Vintage Bar Cart - Outdoor Wedding Ideas - Pretty Collected

Create a fun experience with a mobile vintage bar! Bar carts are so popular right now, but the vintage spin on these caravans make them the cutest!

  1. Get Cozy - Vintage Mobile Bar

4. Wedding Balloon Decorations

Love Balloons - Wedding Photography - Bride Photos

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Decorate your space with lots of wedding balloons! Balloon decorations can double up as photo props and ceremony and reception decor!

  1. Love Balloon
  2. Mr and Mrs Balloons
  3. Cheers Balloon Garland

5. Custom Wedding Neon Signs

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Hang a neon sign with your favorite love quote for a romantic and intimate touch.

  1. All You Need is Love Neon Sign

 Neon Wedding Sign - Last Name Wedding Signs - Wedding Backdrop

  1. Custom Last Name Neon Wedding Sign

6. Wedding Reception Seating

Bohemian Wedding Seating - Outdoor Wedding Reception Seating Ideas

Intimate Wedding Reception Seating - Outdoor Wedding Seating - Boho Wedding

Seat your guests on long tables with benches or low tables where they can sit on cushions on the ground. This will create a very intimate outdoor wedding dinner vibe with a bohemian twist!

7. All About the Guests

Create an area for guests to sign your guest book! If you plan on having a photo booth, then have your guests write a sweet note and tape down their pics!

  1. Summer Wedding Guest Book

Wedding Blanket Station - Outdoor Wedding Ideas - Fall Wedding

Blanket Stations are a must-have for outdoor weddings, unless your location stays warm well into the night. It's so easy to create a blanket station and it gives the feeling of a relaxed and intimate wedding.

Treat your wedding guests with the cutest pinata wedding favors! These cheers champagne bottle pinata favors will be a hit and your guests will love seeing what candy you selected.

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